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Spring Contest, Susan Hughes, Interviews, Features and More

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Dear Readers,

Is there anything finer than springtime in the city? Peruse Open Book: Toronto and discover Canadian books that you'll want to take to the park, the patio or to your other favourite springtime reading spots.

CONTEST! WIN A GIFT CERTIFICATE TO YOUR FAVOURITE BOOKSTORE
Take a couple minutes to give us your valuable feedback about Open Book, and your name will be entered in a draw to win a $200 gift certificate to the bookstore of your choice! Click here to enter. The contest closes May 31st.

SUSAN HUGHES IS OBT'S MAY WIR
Award-winning children's author Susan Hughes is Open Book: Toronto's May 2012 Writer in Residence! Visit Susan's WIR page to check out her reading and website recommendations and to read her blog and her interview with Open Book. You can send your questions and comments for Susan to writer@openbooktoronto.com or post them directly to her blog.

May Book Giveaway: Open Book and Kids Can Press are giving away a copy of Susan's latest book, The Island Horse. To enter your name in the draw, send an email to enter@openbooktoronto.com with the title of one of the reading recommendations that Susan lists on her WIR page. The contest closes on May 31, and is subject to the following Rules.

WHAZAMO!
It's May, which means Whazamo!, Open Book's online comics celebration, is going strong. Whazamo! showcases the talented graphic novelists and illustrators published by Ontario publishers and draws attention to the new stars of the Canadian graphic novel and comic book scene. Be sure to check out the Whazamo! page for profiles of comic artists and graphic novel news. This year, we've joined forces with the Toronto Comic Arts Festival to bring you the TCAF Artist Series, featuring original comics by some of Canada's finest cartoonists.

NEW FEATURES
In his latest Conflict of Interest column, Nathaniel G. Moore tells us why "Life is About Lynn Crosbie."

Grace O'Connell looks at "The Mystery of Mazo de la Roche".

rob mclennan talks to the owners of Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeebar, the beloved independent bookstore in downtown Ottawa.

INTERVIEWS
Get to know some stellar Canadian writers with Open Book's engaging interview series: On Writing, The Proust Questionnaire, At The Desk, The Gutter Series and The Dirty Dozen.

EVENTS
Visit our comprehensive Events Page for a full listing of Toronto's literary events. Need help finding the event locations? Sign up for Open Book's free mobile app and let it guide you.

TALK TO US
We'd love to hear from you! Please send your questions, comments and suggestions to clelia@openbooktoronto.com

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Open Book

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