Thursday, 5 April 2012


People of books. Students, scholars, researchers, critics, teachers, activists, writers, performance poets... these are the people I spent time with and heard from today. They're writing, reading, researching, enjoying, discussing, writing about, analysing, archiving, translating, drawing on, editing and teaching books, in a million different ways.

People of the Book. We stood in a room full of Muslim prayer mats: Jewish and Christian visitors to the Textile Museum here in Toronto. We talked about family links, customary practices, things we knew and things we hadn't noticed before... we ate together, walked home, wished each other Happy Easter and Happy Passover, went our separate ways.

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