We All Feel So Foolish: A TRB Spring Party


On April 4, please join The Toronto Review of Books in feeling foolish during five five-minute readings by some of Toronto’s best writers—Jessica Westhead, Heather Birrell, Rebecca Rosenblum, Mark Sampson, and Antanas Sileika. Compare notes on folly over drinks in good company afterwards. Please join us! All fools welcome. Tuesday April 4, 7pm Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Avenue, in Kensington...

TRB’s Seasonal Affective Party: December 6 at Poetry


The Toronto Review of Books invites you to its first Seasonal Affective Party! Please join us on December 6th for a very bright night of winterish commiseration and cheer, featuring five-minute readings of new and unpublished work by some of our city’s most talented writers, including Kerry Clare, Andrew Pyper, Trevor Corkum, and Catherine Graham. TRB Managing Editor and novelist Damian...

Costume and Bone and Thirty Years in Literature: a Chat with Lucinda Johnston about her First Book


Writer, bookseller, anti-censorship advocate, and longtime Parkdale resident Lucinda Johnston worked at Queen Street West’s legendary Pages Books and Magazines from 1989 until its doors shut in 2009. TRB had a few questions for her as her newly published first book, Costume and Bone, inaugurates a new stage in a thirty-year career in the literary arts in Toronto. TRB: For decades, Pages Books and...

Revisioning Craft: A Creative Writing Workshop


Our own Kelli Deeth, acclaimed fiction writer and Senior Editor here at The Toronto Review of Books, is inviting registrations for a creative writing workshop that she is co-leading with Sandra Campbell.  Revisioning Craft: Setting, Plot, Memory and Imagination This innovative workshop allows you to study two core elements of craft while also exploring the dynamics of memory and imagination. As...

Podcast: A Brief History of Books in Indigenous North America, by Matt Cohen


On November 7, University of Texas at Austin Professor Matt Cohen spoke to the Toronto Centre for the Book about early printing and indigenous communities. Read Cohen’s abstract below, or listen to the full talk here: Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your...

Atwood’s BookTweetables No. 1


The Toronto Review of Books is thrilled to present Atwood’s BookTweetables: a biweekly selection from Margaret Atwood’s matchless Twitter feed. 
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In Search of a Designer for the TRB Team


The Toronto Review of Books (TRB) is looking for a graphic designer to join its volunteer team. We’re looking for someone who is familiar with the glittering history of book design and the visual brio of tablets and the web, and who is able to combine those traditions to make bright, fresh, and engaging images and layouts. We’ll ask for your help generating and sourcing images for the articles in...

Do you have ideas for The Toronto Review of Books?


In four digital issues of essays and poetry a year, and a daily blog, Chirograph, The Toronto Review of Books (TRB) covers print, Internet, e-books, street corners, festivals, songs, thoughts, Toronto, and other artworks. We’re always looking for new contributors and fresh perspectives, so if you have ideas for essays, single review posts, recurring series, audio or video projects, or any other...

Join Us for the summer! The TRB is now accepting interns


We’re looking for a few stellar folks to join The Toronto Review of Books team over the summer. TRB internships typically consist of 75 hours divided between creative work (including writing, design, or audio production) and magazine administration, completed largely on your own schedule over a period of three to five months. Interns are volunteers, like everyone else who currently works on...