This week we have our second in-studio conversation with David Baillie. The former Hamiltonian drove up from the Boston area, where he is a teacher, to talk about his latest, Little Bones. We also discussed traditional skinheads, punk rock, Hammer City Records, and whatever else came to mind. I even convinced him to do a short reading at the end. Tune in!
It’s an annual tradition for GET LIT to talk to Jennifer Gillies. While we try and make the show national (and occasionally international), sometimes we have to go local, and the Grit Lit Readers & Writers Festival is one example. If you’re within driving distance of Hamilton, Ontario, this festival’s worth the trip. Tune in and hear more about it!
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 everything is super. I’m back into the swing of doing new interviews (as well as starting to shop my new novel, but that’s another story). This week is the last of the interviews I had to do on different gear.
Our guest is Ami McKay, author of several works of fiction and, now, memoir. Daughter of Family G is a “genetic memoir.” Trust me, that makes sense if you’re read it. If you haven’t read it, you should! Enjoy our chat.
Hey folks! Things are finally coalescing after a rough start in 2020. I think of January 2020 as no more than a 2019 hangover. It’s cleared up now. (I hope).
Today’s show features the very first guest we ever had, the esteemed and yet inestimable Gary Barwin. We talk about…well, plenty of things. Collaboration. His new collected works. The crow in the corner. Traffic islands. Check it all out for yourself (and check out the aforementioned collection, For It Is A Pleasure And A Surprise To Breathe). Cheers!
For those who don’t know, this program/podcast is recorded at 93.3 CFMU FM in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. I gleefully pilfer company time to pre-record interviews and piece shows together in our production room. Alas, our production computer has collapsed, so I’ve been duct-taping shows together with speakerphones and microphones and, for the first time every, broadcasting live on FM just so I can capture the web download after.
All that to say: apologies for a few tech problems (such as our voices being at different levels) but the show must go on! Today we talk to J.R. McConvey about his excellent short story collection, Different Beasts. Dig!
Like many people, I’m wary of “resolutions.” However I can say two big things are going to happen in 2020. First, I’m going to find a home for this finished novel. Second, I’m going to start writing the “new” new novel (well, it’s already started, but you know what I mean). Hope you have some goals, and that you achieve all of them!