Tag Archives: Toronto

Freedom to Read Week 2013

It can be easy to think that we don’t have to worry about censorship in Canada, that we can relax and let down our guard. It just isn’t true, though. Censorship is an ongoing concern anywhere people create works that … Continue reading

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2012 International Festival of Authors

It’s that time of year again! From October 18 to 28, Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre will be wall-to-wall authors, books, and words. And, as usual, there are way more events than you can count on all your fingers and toes! The … Continue reading

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Freedom to Read Week

Freedom to Read Week is a yearly event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom. As Canadians our right to intellectual freedom is guaranteed under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, but even in … Continue reading

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Dancing Books

Here are some dancing books courtesy of Type Books. Enjoy!

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International Festival of Authors 2011

Tonight’s PEN Canada Benefit marks the start of the 32nd annual International Festival of Authors at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. Renowned designer and innovator Bruce Mau will be interviewed by the CBC’s Mary Hynes, and images of his work … Continue reading

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The Writer's Room with Francine Prose

I read Francine Prose‘s  Reading like a Writer last winter on my pre-dawn morning commutes. And ever since, it has been on my list of books to share with you here on the Word Blog. That post will come soon—next week, in fact—but … Continue reading

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Murdoch's Toronto: Fact into Fiction

Yesterday, while many logophiles had a lovely time schmoozing with authors and publishers at Word on the Street, I and my adventurous parents chose instead to head out on one of Heritage Toronto‘s historic walking tours. They were able to … Continue reading

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Afterword: A Celebration of 30 Years

The end of August saw the end of an era for Toronto book lovers when Pages Books and Magazines closed its doors for the last time. There was never a time that I went into Pages and left without at … Continue reading

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My Book Design

As part of my ongoing training I’ve been taking courses in Ryerson’s Publishing Program, which have often entailed work on manuscripts and other written documents. But this summer I took an excellent course on the fundamentals of book design and … Continue reading

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