Bookishness: October 22, 2012

The Toronto Reference Library has binders full of women too
Catalogued and everything. Another thing they’ve got? Study carrels for exhibitionists.

Scribbles
In recent Internet meanderings I came across this little app and subsequently lost hours making little drawings that looked suspiciously like art.

10 best films of the 90s
Alas, no Clueless. It’s the best films of the 1890s (including Méliès’s The Haunted Castle).


Please mind the synapse
The human body as a subway map.

Impossible Words with Hiromi Goto
This Saturday, Oct. 27, join Commonwealth Writer’s Prize winner Hiromi Goto at the Academy of the Impossible for readings, an interview, an audience “Q & A”, and an open mic. 231 Wallace Avenue, 1:30-3:30 pm. Cost: Free.

Countdown to NaNoWriMo
Just over a week left to prep, plot and plan for NaNoWriMo 2012. No idea what that means? Attend ToNano’s Newbie Meet and Greet Saturday from 1-3 pm (Camaraderie, 102 Adelaide Street West, 2nd floor). Further North? Interested Markhamites can hear more about it at Markham Public Library’s How to Write a Novel in 30 Days (3-4 pm, Unionville Branch, 15 Library Lane).

Gamer/writer
Also on Saturday, TPL will be running two workshops focused on video games and writing, one on writing for videogames, the other on writing about videogames.

About the author

Ange Friesen

Ange Friesen is among other things a librarian. She blogs about film and fashion at Cahiers du cinemode and about everything else at the new is the true.

By Ange Friesen