Hey all! As you probably know, a large portion of my guests are Canadian, with the occasional Canadian-adjacent author (with a Canadian publisher, formerly lived in Oshawa, whatever the case may be). Thanks to a keen publicist though, Mark Scarbrough‘s memoir, Bookmarked: How The Great Works of Western Literature F*cked Up My Life came my way. An interesting and entertaining read despite occasionally serious subject matter. Really had fun in this conversation. Hope you enjoy the show.
Hey everyone! Happy to say today’s guest is Margaret Nowaczyk. Margaret is a geneticist and writer in Hamilton. I first met her at the Pelee Island Book House retreat back in 2017. The workshops were with Margaret Atwood, so we took to calling Dr. Nowaczyk “Our Margaret” to differentiate…
Chasing Zebras: A Memoir of Genetics, Mental Health and Writing is excellent and available through Wolsak & Wynn.
Welcome to 2022. We’re kicking off the new year with Sabrina Benaim. Fun fact: she’s considered one of the “most viewed” poet-performers in the world (check out this video…almost 10 million views!). Her new collection, I Love You, Call Me Back is out through Penguin Random House. It was a fun conversation and I hope you enjoy!
Hope you all had a great Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate!) and are looking forward to a good New Year. We can still have one, despite (gestures vaguely at the world), right?
This week’s guest is Ceilidh Michelle. The Montreal-based author joins me to discuss Vagabond, a recollection of her time spent drifting and homeless in California. I am a big fan of the tone she strikes here; I feel as though I’ve tried to write similar things with much less success hahaha. It’s a great book and I hope you enjoy our conversation!
Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone. If you’re looking for something to do, give today’s show a spin.
We talk with Amanda Deibert, a writer whose projects have included some really neat things (that’s the literary term for it, you see). Her latest is a graphic novel adaptation of Eve Zaremba‘s novel Work For A Million. Check it out.
Hey folks! Today’s guest is broadcaster and author Ralph Benmergui. I first met Ralph in Hamilton’s Epic Books; when it came up that my novel was in stock, he bought it on the spot. So, I’m a fan. But I was already a fan, really; I can remember when he started up Friday night hosting duties on CBC TV. What a line-up of music that show had! The Look People were his house band for a time. That’s wild to me.
Anyway, the book is a spiritual memoir called I Thought He Was Dead and it’s as inspiring as it is enlightening so check it out. Hope you enjoy the show.
This episode marks the fifth anniversary of GET LIT.
I never thought when I started (first broadcast Nov 24 2016, with Gary Barwin) that I’d keeping doing it this long. Reading this much is a lot of work but it’s work I’ve been happy to do. I appreciate everyone who’s been along for this – listeners, authors, publicists, supporters. Another five? I don’t know, but I also don’t see an end in sight at this time.