On May 22, playwright Jordan Hall joined me on the Storytelling Show to talk about her new play How to Survive an Apocalypse, premiering at The Firehall Arts Centre (with Touchstone Theatre) on June 2, 2016. We talk apocalypses, prepper culture, resilience planning, eating groundhogs and the upcoming season 3 of Carmilla: The Series. If you'd like … Continue reading Storytelling Show – Jordan Hall
Vancouver Sun, January 10, 2014: TJ Dawe seems like an easy person to share your secrets with. Maybe it’s the way he speaks the day we meet in the bowels of the historic Firehall Arts Centre — softly and with a gentle urgency. Or maybe it’s his willingness to reach into his own soul and … Continue reading Theatre Preview: TJ Dawe in Medicine
This profile of pianist Chilly Gonzales was written for the Vancouver Sun in November 2012. Chilly Gonzales isn't afraid to throw down a gauntlet. "I happen to think that instrumental music is the best way to get emotional power across, more so than words and music together," he announces over the phone from Quebec, where … Continue reading Chilly Gonzales is the master of his instrumental domain
Episode 7 of Canadian Fiction Podcast features Michael V. Smith reading from his gorgeous short story "What We Wanted." Smith's novel, Cumberland (Cormorant Books, 2002), was nominated for the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award. His first book of poetry,What You Can’t Have (Signature Editions, 2006), was short-listed for the ReLit Prize. In 2008, he published a hybrid book of concrete … Continue reading Canadian Fiction Podcast Episode 7
Episode 5 of Canadian Fiction Podcast features Sigal Samuel, an award-winning playwright whose fiction and personal journalism has appeared in the Walrus, This Magazine, Room Magazine and other publications. She will be reading Death Like Clockwork, which appeared in the spring 2011 issue of Descant.
The second episode of CFP is out and rocking the ears of literature lovers worldwide. The featured author, Charles Demers is a comedian and author. He has performed at the Just for Laughs Festival and as a regular guest on CBC’s The Debaters and This is That. He is also the author of the books The Prescription Errors and Vancouver Special, the … Continue reading Canadian Fiction Podcast Episode 2
How far would you go to defend what is yours? Yasmina Reza’s award-winning dark comedy God of Carnage explores the sinister side of family values. Translated from its original French by Christopher Hampton, the story takes place over one evening in which two upper-middle-class couples come together to discuss a fight their sons had at … Continue reading Preview: God of Carnage