September 24 is the birthday of F. Scott Fitzgerald, an advertising copywriter who went on to write the Great American Novel and to influence generations of writers.
No doubt some of those writers are represented at this week's "The Word on the Street" Toronto Book & Magazine Festival. You can be there (virtually) to hear the finalists for the 2021 Trillium Book Award, Ontario's leading award for literature. Deborah Dundas, Books Editor for the Toronto Star, will moderate a discussion among authors Craig Davidson, Farzana Doctor and A.F. Moritz on Saturday, September 25 at 11:30 a.m. ET.
"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function." ~F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Crack-Up"