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Basil Papademos is blogging with Open Book Toronto

By Nico | April 15th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Basil PapademosBasil Papademos has started a blog over at Open Book Toronto where he’s sharing excerpts and news about upcoming readings.

Not to mention this excellent interview, “On Writing, with Basil Papademos“.

The blog’s new, so check it out and add it to your RSS readers.

Basil’s book, Mount Royal, will be published by Tightrope Books in Spring 2012.

Interview with Myna Wallin on Open Book Toronto

By Tightrope Books | February 23rd, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Myna WallinPatrick Connors interviews Myna Wallin on Open Book Toronto, and they discuss Myna’s latest book, Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar.

From the interview:

“Humour saves us from taking ourselves too seriously,” Wallin told me. “In moments of disappointment, depression; in every situation no matter how dire, there is a moment of pathos. In every moment of happiness, the fear of growing old, getting sick.”

Myna has a workshop coming up this Saturday, on February, 26th, 2011 from 12 – 5 pm, exploring erotic techniques – in writing. For more information and to sign up, check out Freeing Your Erotic Self in Poetry or Prose.

The Great Zine Fair!

By Tightrope Books | October 7th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

CANZINE in the WEST in the EAST


Saturday, October 16, 2010

1pm – 7pm 

W2 Storyeum

151 West Cordova Street, Vancouver 


Sunday, October 24, 2010

1pm – 7pm

The Great Hall

1087 Queen Street West, Toronto

$5 at the door, includes a free copy of Broken Pencil magazine. 

Open Book Toronto recently listed the event as well, if you want to check it out!

Open Book Toronto Loves Tightrope’s Art Object Books

By Tightrope Books | October 6th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Open Book Toronto recently interviewed our design star, Karen Correia da Silva, about the aesthetic sensibilities that inspire her work for the Tightrope Books’ catalogue and her online zine, Steel Bananas.

This interview reminds me of how multifaceted the publishing industry is, and how we can all explore and develop the various artistic sides of ourselves.  If you click here, you can read about a Toronto-based literary comet.

Karen will be the guest poetry editor of the next Incongruous Quarterly issue, and is asking for submissions based around the theme of collage.  If you click here, you can check out the guidelines.

If you click here, you can check out some of the photos taken at the Steel Bananas’ 2nd birthday party, held at Sneaky Dee’s on October 1.  The fiesta was apparently off the chain.

Alex Boyd answers Rob Mclennan’s questions

By Tightrope Books | December 17th, 2009 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Curious to find out more about Best Canadian Essays editor Alex Boyd? Check out Open Book Toronto for his Q&A; with Rob Mclennan.


1 – How did your first book change your life? How does your most recent work compare to your previous? How does it feel different?


After writing poems for over ten years, it was tremendous relief to get a chunk of it off my computer, and into people’s hands, with Making Bones Walk. The new stuff compares to the old stuff in that I still favour purpose and clarity, and differs in that it’s getting a little nuttier. There was a little of that in the first book, in poems like “Bride of Frankenstein”, but there will be more in the second – expect poems about George Orwell robots.