NeWest Press Audio (general)

Calgary playwright Clem Martini discusses his new collection MARTINI WITH A TWIST, ponders the usefulness of absurdity, and reveals which part of the elephant is the softest one to kiss.

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Dianne Meili talks about the process of writing her seminal 1991 collection of elder profiles THOSE WHO KNOW, and revising and updating it for its brand-new 20th Anniversary Edition.

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Barb Howard discusses her hilarious new short story collection WESTERN TAXIDERMY, roadside tourist attractions, and the art of back-fat defleshing.

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Sarah de Leeuw talks about her new book of poetry GEOGRAPHIES OF A LOVER, the challenges of writing poetry about intimate sexual experiences, and how her work as a geographer informs her depictions of place and landscape. NOTE: This episode contains explicit language that may offend some listeners.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:22pm EDT

Cassie Stocks talks about her first novel, the delightful comic fable DANCE, GLADYS, DANCE, artistic self-doubt, the genius of Kurt Vonnegut, and her former job as the caretaker of her boyfriend's hydroponic pot factory.

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Saskatchewan author Barbara Langhorst talks about her debut poetry collection RESTLESS WHITE FIELDS and the violent real-life incident that inspired it.

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Edmonton playwright Stewart Lemoine talks about his history with the Edmonton Fringe Theatre Festival, and the three masterful Fringe plays that make up his new collection WITNESS TO A CONGA AND OTHER PLAYS.

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Michael Boughn talks about his new modern-day-Nick-and-Nora-Charles mystery novel BUSINESS AS USUAL, and his unlikely transformation from avant-garde poetry to light-hearted crime fiction.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:10pm EDT

Calgary author Garry Ryan talks about MALABARISTA, the fifth book in his award-winning series of mysteries featuring indefatigable Calgary cop Detective Lane.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:32pm EDT

B.C. author Robert Pepper-Smith discusses his new novel HOUSE OF SPELLS, the second installment in the "Wheel Keeper Trilogy" following 2002's THE WHEEL KEEPER, also published by NeWest Press.

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