Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

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A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Mesostomawhat?
The American composer John Cage invented a form of poetry named the mesostic, which consisted of horizontal lines of text intersecting a single word set on the vertical axis. Now, composer and designer Matthew McCabe has created a tool—called the mesostomatic—which creates instant mesostics using the web. Try it out, it's mesostastic!

Here's a mesostic created using this web page. (Click it to expand.)

Mapquest
Can you identify the books based on the fictional maps of their locations?

Decent Proposal
I thought I had a good proposal story, but here's a post about a guy who proposed via the acknowledgments of his novel.

They told stories, six words long.
Wired asked a long list of writers to write some very, very, very short stories.

Editor's view
It's not only writers who lament not landing book deals. Editors too!

Brick
Happy 35th anniversary to Brick Books. To celebrate, the publisher has opened up their archive of audio recordings. Enjoy poets reading poetry!

Toilet humour
An attempt to co-opt irony by one of the mega-chains that crushed indie bookselling. Too precious.

The views expressed in the Writer-in-Residence blogs are those held by the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Open Book: Toronto.

Shaun Smith

Shaun Smith is a novelist and journalist living in Toronto. His young adult novel Snakes & Ladders was published in January 2009 by the Dundurn Group.

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