April 19, 2017
In Praise of Those Who Publish Nothing
Like many of my time zone, I spent the night of November 9th with my smartphone on the same pillow as my head, awakening every now and again to check, and get my mind around, the news. I also had very ...
April 13, 2017
Poetry in Yukon
“The next unit is Poetry.”Was there any phrase that could make me less popular as a teacher?I was teaching Grade 8 English in Dawson City, an historic Gold Rush town of 1,500, just 5 hours from the ...
April 09, 2017
My final two columns: Part Two
As rob has mentioned, this is the second part of his final column for Open Book. The staff at Open Book would like to share our appreciation for a decade of columns, and for rob's contributions to the ...
April 06, 2017
League of Canadian Poets Announces 2017 Awards Shortlists
Today the League of Canadian Poets announced their shortlists for the Gerald Lampert and Pat Lowther Memorial Awards, the Raymond Souster Award and, together with the Calgary Spoken Word Society, the ...
March 24, 2017
How to Feel, What to Eat
I just got a latte at Starbucks. My drink took a long time. While I waited I eavesdropped on a good chunk of a date, between a man and a woman, taking place at a table near the pick-up station. I believe ...
March 13, 2017
My final two columns: Part One
After nearly a decade, my time as a columnist for Open Book comes to a close. According to my email folder, it was May 2009 when Amy Logan Holmes first approached me with the idea of submitting pieces ...
March 10, 2017
ReLit Award Winners Announced
The ReLit Awards were announced this week, focusing on the best works published by independent presses in Canada. The winning 2016 titles were chosen from formidable shortlists in three prize categories. ...
March 06, 2017
Trillium Book Award 30th Anniversary Readings
This year the Trillium Book Award celebrates its 30th anniversary, and the Ontario Media Development Corporation had organized a series of readings to commemorate this important milestone for one of Canada's ...
February 26, 2017 - Ontario
Freedom to Read WeekCelebrating freedom of expression, raising awareness, encouraging participation
Lauren Matera - Program Coordinator, Book and Periodical Council - publicity@theBPC.ca
Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.Freedom ...
August 18, 2016
Poets in Profile: Vivek Shraya
Multi-talented and multi-genre artist and musician Vivek Shraya is running out of debuts — she has tackled short fiction and the novel and now she's completing her literary hat trick with a gorgeous, ...