This week we have two guests. First up, Amanda Leduc will tell us about how the Festival of Literary Diversity managed to take their entire festival online, and what they’ve got going on in the future. After that, we talk with poet Tanja Bartel, whose excellent collection Everyone At This Party is available through Goose Lane. Hope you enjoy!
Hey everyone. Where to begin? What madness surrounds us! I’m both terrified and not worried at all, depending on a/ what we’re talking about and b/ the moment you ask me. All I know is that most of the people I love are washing hands/staying home/covering coughs, all the things we need to do. The economic prospects are scary but, really, not the immediate concern, so I just sort of push it out of my mind.
Anyway, books are a sweet way to pass the time while you’re at home, and a good method of distraction. As I work at 93.3 CFMU FM, deemed an “essential service” at McMaster University, I will continue to provide new programs for as long as I am able. Listen in! Read books! Order from local bookstores. Do it all if you can. Do what you can, as it’s all you can do.
Today’s guest is the fabulous Amanda Leduc, talking about her thoughtful and fascinating book, Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability and Making Space. I hope you enjoy – both the show and the book. Be well, be safe!
Hey all! Last night I had the pleasure of attending the launch for Amanda Leduc‘s new book, Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space. This is the second incredible book about disability that I’ve read lately. The first was the extremely passionate and eye-opening Falling For Myself by Dorothy Ellen Palmer. A must-read, in my opinion. Check out today’s show for our conversation.
Hey all! Hope life’s treating you well. No new news on my end, other than the continued attempt to finish a readable draft.
Despite a busy weekend (an old friend and former bandmate* is getting married) I’m gonna make some time to get out to Brampton, ON this weekend for the FOLD. The Festival of Literary Diversity has a stacked line-up this year so if you want to go hear some amazing writers speak and read, get yourself to Brampton May 2 – 5.
FOLD Communications and Development Coordinator, Hamilton author Amanda Leduc, joins us this week to discuss the festival. Dig!
* Yes I was in a band. We were called five becomes four (yes, all lower case, because ’90s). It was so long ago and we recorded so little that I can’t even link to anything to prove it. The best I could find was this. And that ain’t much.