CFP Interview – Keith Maillard

In the long-awaited tenth episode of the Canadian Fiction Podcast, Keith Maillard reads from his fifth novel, Motet, and discusses craft, character development and writer's block. Keith is the author of thirteen novels. He has won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and was short-listed for both the Commonwealth Literary Prize and the Governor General’s Award. His poetry … Continue reading CFP Interview – Keith Maillard


Canadian Fiction Podcast Episode 7

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

Canadian Fiction Podcast Episode 5

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.    

Rain City Chronicles

Look for me at the next edition of the Rain City Chronicles, a story-telling series like New York City's the Moth. This month it will happen on March 30th at the Waldorf Hotel. Check out their website for more information and a list of storytellers.

The Temple of Talk

I finally had a chance to make it to a Rain City Chronicles event last night at St. James Hall in Kitsilano. It was a raucous evening of music and storytelling that, despite the pious surroundings, went from hilarious to naughty. I can't wait for the next one in March at the Waldorf Hotel!