Tue, 9 October 2012
Nonfiction author Elizabeth McLachlan talks about the inspiring resilience of small Canadian towns, and their surprising ability to reinvent themselves economically.
Thu, 4 October 2012
Calgary author Garry Ryan, most famous for his series of Detective Lane mysteries, talks about his first foray into historical fiction: the WWII aviation adventure BLACKBIRDS.
Fri, 3 August 2012
Fran Kimmel joins us from Lacombe to talk about her new novel THE SHORE GIRL, her attraction to outsider characters, and the challenges of writing about a main character from the point of view of a group of characters who barely know her at all.
Thu, 2 August 2012
Calgary writer Theanna Bischoff talks about her new novel SWALLOW, the complexities of sister-sister relationships, and the challenges of writing a book about suicide without alienating potential readers.
Thu, 19 July 2012
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.
Wed, 4 July 2012
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.
Wed, 18 April 2012
Barb Howard discusses her hilarious new short story collection WESTERN TAXIDERMY, roadside tourist attractions, and the art of back-fat defleshing.
Mon, 12 March 2012
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.
Fri, 9 March 2012
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.
Thu, 23 February 2012
Saskatchewan author Barbara Langhorst talks about her debut poetry collection RESTLESS WHITE FIELDS and the violent real-life incident that inspired it.