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, ...
August 14, 2016
Why I Led a Boycott Against Stuart Ross
I spent the first forty-five minutes of my own Toronto book launch this past spring standing outside the venue holding up a sign calling for a boycott of myself. This led to an enthusiastic round of jeers ...
August 12, 2016
Pleasant Days … with Stu and Crad
My basement excavations — the chaotic and ecstatic unpacking of dozens of boxes of cryogenically preserved books — recently produced a copy of a chapbook I haven’t thought about in decades. Pleasant ...
August 09, 2016
Doing My Song and Dance
I sent out my first godawful poem for publication when I was ten or eleven years old. I sent it to the Toronto Daily Star; I obviously hadn’t done my market research, since they didn’t publish poetry. ...
August 07, 2016
Introducing Zalman Nehemiah Razovsky … Maybe.
I’ve been wrestling with it for years, and I pondered it a bit in my essay “How Jew You Do?” in Further Confessions of a Small Press Racketeer (Anvil Press, 2015). Should I change my name — Ross ...