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Reading West

This podcast features Western Canadian authors reading from their novels, short fiction, poetry, memoirs, or non-fiction. It is created and hosted by Saskatchewan novelist Lisa Guenther. Reading West is open to featuring published authors from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. For the most part, the podcast focuses on literature, but writers working in other genres are welcome to inquire. For more information on submitting, visit lisaguenther.com/reading-west-podcast/ You can also check out the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/readingwest/ Music is Flax Flower Blue by Best Kept Secret Girlfriend.
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Dec 22, 2016

Edna Alford's short story collections include A Sleep Full of Dreams and The Garden of Eloise Loon. She is a recipient of the Marian Engel Award and the Gerald Lampert Award. As an editor she co-founded the magazine Dandelion and edited fiction for Grain. Edna has co-edited several anthologies, including Meltwater, Rip-rap, and Intersections, published by the Banff Centre.  She also edited Gloria Sawai's A Song for Nettie Johnson, which won the Governor General's Award for Fiction,along with short story collections by Bonnie Burnard, Fred Stenson and many others.

Alford also served as associate director of the Banff Centre's Writing Studio for over a decade. During that time, she mentored several award-winning writers, including Yann Martel and Lisa Moore.[10] She also sat on Coteau Books' editorial board along with several literary juries.

In this episode, Edna reads The Lineman, from her second collection, The Garden of Eloise Loon. Readers can find her books at www.abebooks.com or at their local libraries.

This podcast features Western Canadian authors reading from their novels, short fiction, poetry, memoirs, or non-fiction. It is created and hosted by Saskatchewan novelist Lisa Guenther. Reading West is open to featuring published authors from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. For the most part, the podcast focuses on literature, but writers working in other genres are welcome to inquire. For more information on submitting, visit lisaguenther.com/reading-west-podcast/  You can also check out the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/readingwest/

Theme music is Flax Flower Blue by Best Kept Secret Girlfriend.

 

 

Dec 17, 2016

Reading West features Canadian writers talking about their books...specifically writers who live in Western Canada. 

Episode Three features an interview with Vermilion author and photographer Billi Miller and a reading from Edmonton author Theresa Shea.

Billi Miller's book, Farmwives in Profile, began as an observation and conversation. Soon profiling farm women became a passion project. The book details heartfelt Q & As about each woman's life as a farm wife, photos, and recipes. Some families have also paid tribute to their mothers by including a written piece detailing the impact she had on their lives. For more info, or to purchase the book, visit http://www.farmwivesbook.com

The Unfinished Child is Theresa Shea's first novel. It was a finalist for the Alberta Book Awards (fiction) and for theh Alberta Readers' Choice Award. A book club favourite, the novel has sold over 10,000 copies. Theresa is currently finishing a novel that is set in the United States and deals with race relations leading up to and including the civil rights movement. The mother of three great teenagers, she lives and writers in Edmonton.

Readers can purchase Theresa's book from Audreys Books in Edmonton, through other independent bookstores, Amazon, or from the publisher (Brindle and Glass). It's also available as an e-book.

This podcast features Western Canadian authors reading from their novels, short fiction, poetry, memoirs, or non-fiction. It is created and hosted by Saskatchewan novelist Lisa Guenther. Reading West is open to featuring published authors from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. For the most part, the podcast focuses on literature, but writers working in other genres are welcome to inquire. For more information on submitting, visit lisaguenther.com/reading-west-podcast/  You can also check out the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/readingwest/

Theme music is Flax Flower Blue by Best Kept Secret Girlfriend.

Dec 2, 2016

Reading West features Canadian writers talking about their books...specifically writers who live in Western Canada. 

On November 21, Lisa dropped in on the Vertigo Reading Series in Regina, Sask. Vertigo features writers and musicians performing for an artist. The series is produced and hosted by Tara Dawn Solheim.

This episode features Walter Hildebrandt reading from his poetry collection Documentaries, published by NeWest Press. Charles Noble also reads from his latest collection, Mack the Naïf, published by Ekstasis Editions. Kate Sutherland takes a look at wildlife-human interactions in How to Draw a Rhinoceros (BookThug, 2016).

And finally we had original music by Myla. Check out her music on Soundcloud.

Theme music is Flax Flower Blue by Best Kept Secret Girlfriend.

 This podcast features Western Canadian authors reading from their novels, short fiction, poetry, memoirs, or non-fiction. It is created and hosted by Saskatchewan novelist Lisa Guenther. Reading West is open to featuring published authors from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. For the most part, the podcast focuses on literature, but writers working in other genres are welcome to inquire. For more information on submitting, visit lisaguenther.com/reading-west-podcast/  You can also check out the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/readingwest/

Nov 28, 2016

Reading West features Canadian writers talking about their books...specifically writers who live in Western Canada. 

This episode features Lori Hahnel reading her short story, Vermin, and Todd Devonshire reading from his novel Rink Burgers.

Lori Hahnel is the author of two novels, Love Minus Zero (Oberon, 2008) and After You’ve Gone (Thistledown, 2014), as well as a story collection, Nothing Sacred (Thistledown, 2009), which shortlisted for an Alberta Literary Award. Her work has been nominated for the Journey Prize three times and has appeared in over forty publications in North America, Australia and the U.K. Her credits include CBC Radio, The Fiddlehead, Joyland and The Saturday Evening Post. Lori teaches creative writing at Mount Royal University in Calgary.For more on Lori, visit https://lorihahnel.ca/

Todd Devonshire was born and raised in Big River, Saskatchewan. It is here he learned to love hockey, rock n roll and the TV show Jeopardy. Upon graduating from high school, he went to broadcasting school in Saskatoon. His first job was with CJVR Radio in Melfort, Saskatchewan. After leaving CJVR, the station went on to win all kinds of awards. Coincidence? We think not. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2001 with degrees from the College of Education and Kinesiology (hmmm…is that the correct spelling?); however, there was a strong desire to teach overseas and travel. For over two years, Todd travelled the world making stops in England and Japan. The idea for his novel Rink Burgers came to him while riding the trains and subways in Tokyo. Eventually he returned home to Saskatchewan and finished the book. He has developed an interest in play writing. His first play, The Baby Boomers, was produced in 2012. He is currently finishing his second play and working on a second novel. Todd currently teaches at the Saskatoon Business College. For more on Todd, visit www.rinkburgers.com/

Theme music is Flax Flower Blue by Best Kept Secret Girlfriend.

 This podcast features Western Canadian authors reading from their novels, short fiction, poetry, memoirs, or non-fiction. It is created and hosted by Saskatchewan novelist Lisa Guenther. Reading West is open to featuring published authors from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. For the most part, the podcast focuses on literature, but writers working in other genres are welcome to inquire. For more information on submitting, visit lisaguenther.com/reading-west-podcast/  You can also check out the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/readingwest/

Nov 18, 2016

Reading West features Canadian writers talking about their books...specifically writers who live in Western Canada. 

This episode features Saskatchewan author and Reading West host Lisa Guenther reading from her novel, Friendly Fire. Friendly Fire was published by NeWest Press in Oct. 2015. It is available at https://alllitup.ca, as well as many fine bookstores and Amazon.com. 

Theme song is Flax Flower Blue by Saskatoon's Best Kept Secret Girlfriend. Hear more of her music at https://bestkeptsecretgirlfriend.bandcamp.com/releases

This podcast features Western Canadian authors reading from their novels, short fiction, poetry, memoirs, or non-fiction. It is created and hosted by Saskatchewan novelist Lisa Guenther. Reading West is open to featuring published authors from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. For the most part, the podcast focuses on literature, but writers working in other genres are welcome to inquire. For more information on submitting, visit lisaguenther.com/reading-west-podcast/  You can also check out the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/readingwest/

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