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Nov. 22, 2022

A WRITER'S LIFE πŸ“š BARBARA BLACK

I love Barbara Black's work, and we had such a wonderful conversation. We spoke about music, puppets, favourite books and Barbara read from her book Music from a Strange Planet , a striking and genre-bending debut short sto...

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Nov. 21, 2022

A WRITER'S LIFE πŸ“š Eufemia Fantetti

Eufemia Fantetti, was a delight to talk with, and what fun we had . We spoke about life in Italy, cultural differences, and mental illness. Eufemia talked about what it was like for her to write her second book My …

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Oct. 14, 2022

A WRITER'S LIFE πŸ“š HOLLY ANNA ROSE

I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Holly Anna Rose. We had a lovely conversation about writing, she spoke about her writing process, and I was amazed at her story telling skill. I have a new favourite author! If yo...

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Aug. 12, 2022

A WRITER'S LIFE πŸ“š Caroline Adderson

Last spring I spoke with Caroline Adderson, who is the author of five novels, and many books for young readers. We spoke about when she joined the youth program, Katimavik. I loved hearing about why, and how she became a …

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July 25, 2022

A WRITER'S LIFE πŸ“š Katherine Fawcett

What a fun conversation I had with Katherine Fawcett, we talked about her favourite books growing up, naturally we spoke about writing, we laughed a lot and I must say I was spellbound listening to one of her stories from …

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July 15, 2022

A WRITER'S LIFE πŸ“š DANIEL PAISNER

This was an intriguing and fun interview, and I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was a little intimidated. Daniel Paisner is an amazing writer and a well-established Ghost writer, New York magazine once called him β€œthe world’s mo...

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July 11, 2022

A WRITER'S LIFE πŸŒƒ BEDTIME STORIES. THE PATH BY HEIGE S. BOEHM

Heige's writing is influenced by the stories of her parents who grew up in Nazi Germany, and who at the end of the war, found themselves in East Germany. They escaped with their first two children to West Berlin in …

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July 5, 2022

A WRITER'S LIFE πŸ“– CRYSTAL D. MAYO

Crystal D. Mayo is a Native New Yorker, an actress and storyteller. Her repertoire of writing spans from memoirs and poetry to children’s literature. Her literary contributions have been published in the Bronx Memoir Project ...

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June 16, 2022

A WRITER'S LIFE πŸŒƒ BEDTIME STORIES. HEIGE S. BOEHM

Heige's writing is influenced by the stories of her parents who grew up in Nazi Germany, and who at the end of the war, found themselves in East Germany. They escaped with their first two children to West Berlin in …

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June 3, 2022

A WRITER'S LIFE πŸ“– BONNIE NISH

Bonnie Nish, is the Executive Director of Word Vancouver and Pandora’s Collective Outreach Society. Bonnie has a Masters in Arts Education from Simon Fraser University and a Ph.D. in Language and Literacy Education from UB...

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March 3, 2022

A WRITER'S LIFE πŸ“– DAVID WISEMAN

David Wiseman lived and worked in Oxfordshire most of his adult life but in recent years he has spent more time in Canada and became a permanent resident there in 2016. He currently lives on the unceded territories of the …

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Dec. 7, 2021

A Writer's Life πŸ“– Tanya Bellehumeur-Allatt

Tanya Bellehumeur-Allatt, her essays and poems have appeared in Best Canadian Essays 2019 and Best Canadian Essays 2015 , The New Quarterly , Grain, EVENT, Prairie Fire, Malahat Review , subTerrain, carte blanche, Antigonish...

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Nov. 11, 2021

A Writer's Life πŸ“š Short Story Saturday: Christina Alagaratnam

Christina Alagaratnam is a writer from South London. She studied at the University of Westminster and graduated with a BA in English Literature & Creative Writing in 2014 and with an MA in Creative Writing the following year....

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Aug. 28, 2021

A Writer's Life πŸ“– Bill Arnott

Bill Arnott is the bestselling author of the suspense/thriller series The Gamble Novellas , all-ages Allan’s Wishes: Illustrated Edition , poetry collection Forever Cast in Endless Time , column-series Bill Arnott’s Beat , aw...

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Aug. 10, 2021

A Writer's Life πŸ“– Claire Finlayson.

Claire Finlayson lives and writes on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of BC. After a 25-year career working as a jewellery designer, she now writes full time. She has been writing for as long as she can remember, as an essayist …

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July 27, 2021

A Writer's Life πŸ“– RC Weslowski

RC Weslowski is the author of My Soft Response to the Wars, his debut poetry collection with Write Bloody North Publishing. RC is also a broadcaster, a podcaster, voice actor and clown plus Co Founder and Artistic Director f...

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July 18, 2021

A Writer's LifeπŸ“šShort Story Saturday. Richard Till

Richard Till reads his poetry to audiences large and small at public venues in the UK, Alberta and BC. His poetry has a strong focus on nature but can veer off into pieces on social justice, war and irony. But …

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June 24, 2021

A Writer's Life πŸ“– Meaghan Marie Hackinen

Meaghan Marie Hackinen is a writer and ultra-endurance cyclist from British Columbia's West Coast. Her two-wheeled adventures have taken her from Haida Gwaii to Mexico’s high plateaus, across Canada and the United States, and...

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June 7, 2021

A Writer's Life πŸ“– Tanya Boteju

TANYA BOTEJU is a teacher and writer living on unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations (Vancouver, BC). Part-time, she teaches English to clever and sassy young people. The rest of her ...

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May 15, 2021

A Writer's LifeπŸ“šShort Story Saturday. Meaghan Marie Hackinen

Meaghan Marie Hackinen is a writer and ultra-endurance cyclist from British Columbia's West Coast. Her two-wheeled adventures have taken her from Haida Gwaii to Mexico’s high plateaus, across Canada and the United States, and...

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May 10, 2021

A Writer's Life πŸ“– Daniel Kalla

Born, raised, and still residing in Vancouver, Daniel Kalla spends his days (sometimes nights) working as an Emergency Department Physician at St. Paul’s Hospital for the past twenty years. He has been the Emergency Departmen...

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May 8, 2021

A Writer's Life πŸ“š Short Story Saturday. Debbie Bateman

Debbie Bateman is a graduate of The Writer's Studio and a former teaching assistant in that program. Her work has appeared in Phoebe , Qwerty, and the "Shy Anthology" published by the University of Alberta Press. Two of her s...

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May 1, 2021

A Writer's Life πŸ“šShort Story Saturday. Natasha J. Rosewood

Natasha J. Rosewood Before immigrating to BC from the UK, Natasha traveled and worked internationally as a flight attendant, amassing five languages and acquiring extensive metaphysical knowledge. Since 1995, Natasha has evol...

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April 28, 2021

A Writer's Life πŸ“– Rosella Leslie

Rosella Leslie is an active member of BC’s writing community having served as a member and director of the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts. She was a founding member of the Quintessential Writer’s Group and has re...

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