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Putting Ontario's literary history on the map

The province's literary history will be celebrated in a new project called Ontario: Read It Here, an initiative organizers promise will "mark the places where Ontario’s
real and imagined landscapes meet."

Over the next two years, Ontario:
Read It Here will install eight permanent exhibits of literature on
the exact geographic sites where literary scenes take place. A sophisticated
online mapping project, including travelogues and reading lists, will enhance
the installations, driving Ontario book lovers and tourists from all over to
visit the installations at cities and towns across the province, to read the
featured books and authors and to further explore Ontario’s literary
scene. 

Each of the eight installations, roughly the size of a poster, will feature about 500 words from the poem or story that corresponds to the location in which it's installed. The first Ontario: Read It Here locations will be announced in the coming weeks, and installation will take place in Summer 2010.The initiative is spearheaded by Open Book: Toronto, Project Bookmark Canada, and the Creative Book Publishing Program at Humber College.“Ontario is a creative hub for
the book industry,” said Amy Logan Holmes, the executive director of Open Book: Toronto, in a press release. “This project is exciting because it will highlight Ontario
writers and publishers, and also showcase Ontario as a vibrant literary
setting.”Said Miranda Hill, founder and executive director of Project Bookmark Canada: "Ontario: Read It Here will entice readers to
visit Ontario destinations and create new
readers for Ontario
literature as people encounter some of the many stories and poems that are set
in this province."

"To be able to write a play a man must be sensitive, imaginative, naive, gullible, passionate; he must be something of an imbecile, something of a poet, something of a liar, something of a damn fool."
Robert E. Sherwood

Random picks

  • Because the enigmatic South African novelist J. M. Coetzee's first novel Dusklands is out of print, I always figured the book must have been a weak start to a great career. Dusklands was published in 1974, years before Coetzee started hitting his powerful stride with The Life and Times of Michael K. and Waiting for the Barbarians and Disgrace and Elizabeth Costello. Since I couldn't buy the book in bookstores or order a new copy online, I satisfied myself at first by reading summaries of what Dusklands appeared to be: a divided narrative...
  • Therese here. Today’s guest is a former monthly contributor with Writer Unboxed, NYT’s bestselling author Allison Winn Scotch. I’m so pleased to have her back here today to celebrate the release of her new novel, The Song Remains the Same. What’s the book about? One of only two survivors of a plane crash, Nell Slattery [...]
  • The Summer/Fall 2011 issue of Spoon River Poetry Review features the 2011 Editors’ Prize Winners selected by final judge Cecil S. Giscombe:First Place ($1,000): Jennie RayFirst Runner Up ($100): Craig BlaisSecond Runner Up ($100): Ben PurkertHonorable Mentions: Miles Waggener, Molly Tustison, Neal Shipley, Suzume, Laura Sherwood Rudish.One winning poem will be awarded $1000 and two runners-up
  • Life is a game.Mastering the game we can enjoy the beauty of life.Life's games appear in various forms trying to confuse us and defeat us.In spite of all the obstacles we should remain erect and master all the games from moment to moment till the last breath.Then we can lead a life of dignity,pride and success.We should have all positive feelings,hopes and sentiments to master all the games of life any time,any where and in any situation.
  • If you were to investigate substance abuse facts from the government's department of defense, you would find the startling figures. Drug abuse has consumed the lives of so many of our youths and adults.

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In some languages, as in English and French, the modern freezing of spelling has removed the writing more and more from pronunciation and has resulted in the need to teach spelling and the growth of fallacies like the "silent" letter (a letter is really either the symbol of a sound or it is unnecessary).