10 January 2008

The Small Press Book Fair saga goes on, and on...

Curious little item about the Toronto Small Press Book Fair appeared on the Torontoist website recently. Here it is — and have a look at the comments following the "article."

In response, the Fair's current coordinators sent this note to the Lexiconjury list:

Dear Lexes,

Great News! The Toronto Small Press Fair has been nominated as one of the Heroes of Toronto for 2007 on the Torontoist Site. Check out the heroes and villains and vote at: http://torontoist.com/2007/12/hero_toronto_sm.php

This is a wonderful vote of confidence for the job we have done and for
the book fair itself. The winner is decided on by the readers of Torontoist, and the polls close January 10. So please vote yourselves, send all your friends to vote for the fair, let them know that others think we did an excellent job and that the fair will continue to grow and thrive with our new board and fabulous volunteers.

Thank you to all of you for your support and helping make this honour possible.
Halli and Myna, co-coordinators of the Toronto Small Press Book Fair

I'm not exactly sure why they see that ill-informed little squib as a vote of confidence on the job they did — it makes no mention of them or of the past two fairs specifically.

The truth is, the Fair is an institution — however faltering — as the result of work by more than a dozen different coordinators and many more volunteers over 20 years, and because of the participation of hundreds of presses. The arts councils sure helped, too.

Over and out.


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