It’s official: as my first show aired Nov 24, 2016, today’s show is officially Season Five, Episode One!
That’s bananas, as far as I’m concerned.
Today’s show sounds a little different. A while back I had the honor of hosting the book launch for Boy, by Hamilton author Brent van Staalduinen. It was, of course, online, so what you’re hearing is a reading, my questions, and some questions posed by people in the virtual audience.
You’ll notice that my voice is the one that sounds phoned-in for a change! Sadly we had to edit out some great performances by Elisa Arsenault, due to legal nonsense (i.e. Soundcloud would shut it down – but hey, check out her bandcamp page here!) Enjoy this week’s show.
Hey everyone! I had the good fortune to be asked to do the Brockton Reading Series next week, on Wednesday, November 11 (here’s the info!). They also allowed me to share the first public excerpt from MY NEW NOVEL. For which I have signed a contract, once again, with the wonderful folks at Palimpsest Press.
It’s real. And I’m excited
I’m also excited about today’s guest, Annabel Lyon, with whom I had a wonderful conversation a few weeks ago. Her latest, Consent, was long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. The Prize happens in a couple days by the way (check out our previous interviews with short-lister Souvankham Thammavongsa here and here).
Enjoy the show!
Hey all! This week’s show features an interview with Roland Gulliver, the new Director at the Toronto International Festival of Authors. The festival starts today! There’s all kinds of really interesting things happening – online, of course, but the spirit remains the same. Gulliver discusses the challenges and opportunities presented by putting together a festival in such unusual circumstances. Tune in!
Hey all! Hope you had a good Thanksgiving if you celebrate such. I actually have a writerly announcement to make for once! I’ve been asked to participate in the Brockton Writers Series on Wednesday Nov. 11. Normally based out of Toronto’s Glad Day Book Shop, this one will obviously be online. I’ll get more information out as it approaches.
Quite note, soon to be obsolete: if you’re interested in attending an online book launch for Brent Van Staalduinen’s BOY, it’s tonight, Oct 1, at 7 pm. Just visit www.brentvanstaalduinen.com for info! Hosted by me. 😀