Hey folks! This week we talk with UK author Maggie O’Farrell. Her latest novel is Hamnet & Judith, and it’s a fictionalization of events in the life of William Shakespeare. Even those who don’t think they’d be interested should check it out, it’s likely different than you think! Cheers everyone, be well – jt
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Hey all! Today’s guest is journalist and author Marta Zaraska. She’s here to talk about her new book Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism and Kindness Can Help You Live To 100.
I know, I know – you can’t see your friends like you normally do, and it’s hard to be kind and optimistic with the world being on fire and all. Still, this book makes a lot of sense…nurture your kindness and optimism, and talk to you friends when you can 😀
We also chat with my pal Jennifer Gillies, Artistic Director of the GritLit Readers & Writers’ Festival. Obviously, this year’s festival was cancelled in its usual form, but they continue to bring some programming and workshops to you online, so check out what she’s got to say, too. Cheers!
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!
Also: if this is your kind of thing…
The station of origin for GET LIT is 93.3 CFMU FM out of Hamilton, Ontario. We’ve been a community voice since January 1978. Recent decisions by the provincial government really hit us hard. We lost about a third of our budget. Every year, we do a fundraiser, and this year it’s more important than ever. If you’re inclined to support community radio, please consider doing so at cfmu.ca/fundraising (or cfmu.ca and click the “donate” button as long as the pop-up is still popping).
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.
Here’s the second half of the Sean Michaels show, recorded in conversation at the Hamilton Public Library. Not only do we talk about The Wagers but there’s a Q&A at the end and an amazing story about luck that involves an infamous software developer. Trust me.
Once again, apologizes for the sound quality; there was no way to monitor as we recorded and any time one of us speaks too loudly there is distortion. The conversation was so good and Sean is so entertaining and insightful that we decided to air it anyway. Dig!