27 07, 2018

Why read?

By | 2018-07-30T21:46:30+00:00 July 27th, 2018|General|0 Comments

“The author and the reader ‘know’ each other; they meet on a bridge of words”: Madeleine L’Engle. I am not a Writer.  But I am a passionate reader, and I deeply enjoy meeting on that bridge.  So, let me offer some thoughts on that topic for my first Writers’ Block blog. Why Read? The first of many thoughts and impressions. I love to read.  No, let me rephrase that.  I live to read.  It was my first joy as a child and, perhaps, when old age has taken its’ toll, it may well be my last.  I cling to that idea: reading will be my lifelong companion.  Why do I [...]

15 06, 2018

Welcome!

By | 2018-07-30T21:43:40+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Books, General, Writers|0 Comments

Welcome! Welcome to the first post on our brand new, updated Toronto Writers’ Centre website. A new chapter is beginning for the TWC, and I, along with all our writers are very excited about it! What are we reading this summer, at the TWC? Ridley Walker by Russell Hoban The Unquiet Grave A Word Cycle by Palinurus by Cyril Connolly Less by Andrew Sean Greer The Hesitation Cut by Giles Blunt The Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White (written in 1798, this book has never been out of print since its first publication). Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill Butcher by Nicolas Billon So, pick up a few books and [...]