May 14, 2015
Graphic Novel (On TV) Month: the Book vs. the Film, Part 1
Inspired by my conversation with Merril Collection librarian Lorna Toolis, I started thinking about how a shift from book into film can change the subtext of a graphic novel. I’m thinking generally ...
May 12, 2015
Writers on TV Survey: Evan Munday
Happy Tuesday! Author and illustrator Evan Munday answers our Writers on TV survey, in which I ask Toronto authors, editors, agents and others to tell us a bit about their personal reading and viewing ...
May 11, 2015
Writers on TV Feature Interview: Rupinder Gill
One of the best things about this writer-in-residence gig is using it as an excuse to interview smart people who are doing interesting things somehow related to books and TV. This week's feature interviewee ...
May 08, 2015
Graphic Novel Month: in the Stacks at the Merril Collection
It might be tucked away on the third floor of the Lillian H Smith Children's library branch of TPL, but the Merril Collection is not for kids. Of the 75,000 items in the science fiction, fantasy and horror ...
May 05, 2015
Writers on TV Survey: Kathryn Mockler
As part of our Books and TV theme, I invited Toronto authors, editors, agents and others to tell us a bit about their personal reading and viewing habits. First up, poet, screenwriter and The Rusty Toque ...
May 04, 2015
Confessions of a TV Addict
I'll just say/ I started watching Frazier/ I'll just say/ Every single episode -David McGimpsey, Asbestos HeightsIt started in grad school. I had moved from Brooklyn to sleepy, manicured London, Ontario ...
May 01, 2015
Television as the New Novel
One late afternoon many summers ago, I found myself on a sunny balcony with a bunch of writers. Naturally we were talking about television. When one of us admitted she hadn't seen The Wire, I jumped in ...
April 20, 2015
The Proust Questionnaire, with Carey Toane
Journalist, poet and librarian-in-training Carey Toane is our May 2015 writer-in-residence! She has lived all over the world and returned to Canada shortly before the publication of her first poetry collection ...