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A lot happened this week at Open Book: Ontario. In case you missed it, here's a recap:
Poet Charmaine Cadeau reveals the children's books, classic novels and poetry that have left a lasting impression on her during her WAR (Writers As Readers) interview.
In his On Writing interview, Michael C. Ashton, a professor of psychology at Brock University, shares the details of his latest book, The H Factor of Personality, which he co-authored with Kibeom Lee, also a professor of psychology.
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From our friends at Authors at Harbourfront Centre:
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Hello Reader. I love you. I’m in love with you. Please sit next to me on the couch- right here. See, I’m patting a spot for you and feel free to drop your feet on the coffee table. I hope you like Earl Grey tea. Sorry that these cookies are a touch stale, but as we know, sugar isn’t good for us. I opened the window to let some of that tasty urban air stream in. Now we can knuckle down and talk. What’s your name again? Pardon? Will you spell that?
By the way there is no ‘e’ on ‘Ann.’
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Today we speak with Shannon Maguire, the author of fur)l) parachute (BookThug) as part of The WAR Series: Writers As Readers, which gives writers an opportunity to talk about the books that shaped them, from first loves to new favourites.
After three chapbooks, fur(l) parachute is Shannon's first full length poetry collection. Though inspired by Old English poetic forms, its playful treatment of everything from fly fishing to knot tying will have poetry enthusiasts hooked.
Read on to hear from Shannon about the book that kept her housebound, a desire to follow in Indiana Jones' footsteps and an enviable line up of books to read.
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Every May, Open Book celebrates the outstanding graphic novels and comics published here in Ontario and throughout the country with Whazamo! Check out Open Book's Whazamo! page all month long to keep up to date.
For the Whazamo! Artist Series, Calgary-based artist Nick Johnson illustrated his answer to our question, "What does a day in the life of a cartoonist/illustrator look like?"
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The winners of the Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Comics were announced on May 11, 2013 at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. The Doug Wright Awards were founded in 2004 in honour of the late Canadian cartoonist Doug Wright. They recognize English-language comics published in the previous calendar year and the cartoonists and comic artists who create them. They are given out in three categories — Best Book, The Spotlight Award and the Pigskin Peters Award. The Pigskin Peters Award recognizes experimental and non-traditional works of Canadian cartoonists.
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Whazamo!, our month-long celebration of Graphic Literature at Open Book, is halfway over but we've got lots more amazing comic art to share with you. Today we speak with Patrick Kyle who, along with Ginette Lapalme and Chris Kuzma, created Wowee Zonk 4 (Koyama Press).
Video of the Week
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Today Roch Carrier, author of The Hockey Sweater (Tundra Books) — the same beloved story you remember from childhood — turns 76 years old.
Between our suddenly chilly weather and Toronto's recent hockey fever, it's perfect timing to celebrate CanLit's classic story of hockey, two solitudes and a mortifying sweater mix up.
Check out the National Film Board's treatment of the enduring favourite (a story so iconic that it was quoted on the five dollar bill) and join us in wishing one of our most celebrated writers a happy birthday!
Writer In Residence
May 1 to May 31, 2013
Ann Ireland is the author of A Certain Mr. Takahashi, The Instructor and Exile. Her most recent novel is The Blue Guitar. She lives in Toronto.
Random Recommended Reading
The Porcupine's Quill, 2008