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Summer 2009 Scream Edition

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The Book is Dead: A Literary Festival?

An interview with The Scream’s Artistic Director Bill Kennedy

By Leigh Nash The Scream Literary Festival, now in its 17th year, has grown from a one-day event in High Park into one of the largest literary festivals in Canada. The festival is committed to showcasing Canadian writers from all genres, styles, backgrounds and communities on a unique stage.


How Will We Kiss?

The vaguely remembered book

By Chris Bucci Try to imagine a world where books no longer exist. That’s what the organizers of The Scream Literary Festival want us to do. How will we read? How will we think? How will we decorate our shelves? How will we kiss? As a kid I read one of those Raiders of the Lost Ark spin-off books. I don’t remember any of it except for the part where Indy kisses the beautiful young heroine. Her tongue, it seems, found the back of his mouth and then stroked its roof before heading home.



Three prominent literary editors head-to-head

By Zoe Whittall There is perhaps no trickier a relationship between two initial strangers than the pairing of editor-writer. There’s often a limited timeframe and a lot of ego to wade through before the business of making a literary work polished for publication is complete. Once you find the perfect editor, it’s common for writers to say they’ll never work with anyone else again. Editors have an awful lot to do with the success of a book, but remain elusive and shadowy figures. Who are they, exactly, and what do they do?


Mind & Life: Accounting for Dennis Lee

“a fascination with language betrays a fascination with humanity...”

by Jacob McArthur Mooney
“…he is rooted in books & inthat other place, were icons come alive among the faultyheroes & copouts, groping for some new tension ofmind & life, casting the type in their ownwarm fresh…”Denn

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