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
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.
Okay, maybe it's not the last Locution ever but it's our (mine and Kim's) last Locution and I intend to go out with a bang. Join us in celebrating our final Locution of the school year, featuring Billie Livingston, author of the short story collection Greedy Little Eyes which won the CBC Bookie Prize for Best Short … Continue reading Countdown to the Last Locution
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.
Join us on Thursday, February 24 at Pulpfiction Books (2422 Main St.) for a very special Locution double bill of featured readers: Katia Grubisic, winner of the 2009 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for her book of poetry, What if red ran out, and Alexander MacLeod, whose debut short story collection Light Lifting was a shortlisted … Continue reading A Locution Double Bill
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!