Hey all! Noelle Allen has been on the show several times. She’s the owner & operator of Wolsak and Wynn, a publishing house here in my hometown of Hamilton. However, today she’s here to talk about the Sharp Words Winter Book Fair! Even if you’re from elsewhere, it’s worth you time – Noelle discusses the pros of book fairs in general. You’ll find yourself wanting to go to one 😀
A bit of local content on the first half of today’s show. Noelle Allen from Wolsak & Wynn joins us, on behalf of the Hamilton Arts Council Literary Advisory Committee (I would rather call it HACLAC but it’s maybe too reminiscent of the Aflac duck). We talk about next week’s Hamilton Literary Awards.
Next up, someone else form the Wolsak family – senior editor and poet Paul Vermeersch. We talk about poetry and his latest collection, the excellent Self Defence for the Brave and Happy. Hope you enjoy our conversation!
Hi folks! I’m back, I’m over the jet lag, I’m marginally together again. Just in time for our first anniversary! GET LIT E01 aired on my birthday, 2016. Our guest was the ever-generous and incredibly talented Gary Barwin. I had no idea the show would be sustainable, but here we are, a year later with no signs of stopping.
Speaking of Gary, I’m humbled to be mentioned in the same breath as him, let alone nominated alongside him, but…The Captain of Kinnoull Hill is a finalist for Best Fiction at the Hamilton Arts Council’s Literary Awards. The event happens Monday, November 27, 7 pm, at Theatre Aquarius’ Norman and Louise Haac Studio Theatre, in the Dofasco Centre for the Arts.
On this show we’re joined by Noelle Allen of Wolsak and Wynn, who is also a member of the Hamilton Arts Council’s Literary Advisory Committee and one of the event organizers. Also listen in as Hamilton Review of Books Editor-in-Chief Dana Hansen joins us to review Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. Hope you enjoy!
If you’re doing a Hamilton-based literary show/podcast, you have to talk to Noelle Allen. Wolsak and Wynn is the city’s premiere independent publisher and it was a pleasure to talk to Noelle about the house. Noelle is also a tireless supporter of the Hamilton lit scene and is actually the reason I’m published!
You see, Noelle’s one of those publishers who actually takes the time to help you out even though she can’t publish your book. When I first sent The Captain of Kinnoull Hill to publishers (after all the nation’s agencies turned me down, of course), I was overwhelmed at the number of publishers. I decided, for my own sanity, to start local and move outwards. Noelle wasn’t able to publish me, but she thought there was something there, and suggested publishers A, B and C. I sent it to A. A made me an offer. So, Noelle clearly rocks.
Hope you dig.