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 😀
Wolsak and Wynn
E320 with A.G. PASQUELLA
HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone out there. Hope the holidays were good to you.
Quick book news: My novel, River, Diverted, is now available where fine ebooks are sold!
The first GET LIT of 2023 features author (and Ween fan) A.G. Pasquella. We discuss his latest, Welcome to the Weird America. Hope you enjoy.
E270 with MARGARET NOWACZYK
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.
E264 with RALPH BENMERGUI
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.
E217 with JENNA BUTLER
Hey folks! Today’s show features poet and author Jenna Butler. Her book is the kind of book that makes doing Get Lit so enjoyable (oh who am I kidding, they all make it enjoyable) because it’s the kind of book I might not pick up on my own. I didn’t know I was interested in bees until I had to read a book about bees! That book, Revery: A Year Of Bees is an excellent, interesting read. Enjoy the program.
E215 with JESSICA ROSE
Hey all! Bit of a rush here today – New Year’s Eve is also my wife’s birthday, so what am I doing on the computer?
Wanted to say HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone out there. Thank you so much for listening. I hope 20201 brings you joy.
Today’s guest is my friend, writer Jessica Rose, here to discuss Reclaiming Hamilton: Essays From The New Ambitious City Check it out!
E210 with RASIQRA REVULVA
It’s official: as my first show aired Nov 24, 2016, today’s show is officially Season Five, Episode One!
That’s bananas, as far as I’m concerned.
We kick it off with poet and musician Rasiqra Revulva, talking about her collection Cephalopography 2.0. Hope you dig!
E208 with ANNE STONE
Hey everyone! I wanted to take a moment to congratulate Souvankham Thammavongsa for her Giller win! We discussed the winning collection of short stories, How To Pronounce Knife, back in episode 177.
Today’s guest is the excellent Anne Stone, talking about her exciting new novel Girl Minus X. Hope you enjoy!
E206 with LAUREN TURNER
First: a bit of self-promo. An excerpt from my new novel is online! Horrifying and true. Check it out here.
This week’s guest is poet Lauren Turner. We talk about her excellent collection The Only Card In A Deck Of Knives, out through Wolsak & Wynn! Hope you enjoy.
E202 with JAMES LINDSAY
Hey folks! Today’s show features poet James Lindsay. We talk about his latest collection, Double Self-Portrait.
Quite note, soon to be obsolete: if you’re interested in attending an online book launch for Brent Van Staalduinen’s BOY, it’s tonight, Oct 1, at 7 pm. Just visit www.brentvanstaalduinen.com for info! Hosted by me. 😀