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Can't Lit
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A podcast about books and other stuff in Canada. Hosted by Dina Del Bucchia and Daniel Zomparelli
 
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SHE Reads
Monthly
 
A podcast about books [made in Canada]
 
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Reading West
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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 c ...
 
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Humour of the North by VARIOUS and BURPEE, Lawrence J.
 
Some day an enterprising editor may find time to glean from the whole field of Canadian literature a representative collection of wit and humour. . . . The present little collection obviously makes no such ambitious claim. It embraces, however, what are believed to be representative examples of the work of some of our better-known writers, many of which will no doubt be quite familiar to Canadian readers, but perhaps none the less welcome on that account. (Summary from the Introduction)
 
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Afternoon in July, An by LEPROHON, Rosanna Eleanor
 
LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of An Afternoon in July by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for July 7, 2013. Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon, born Rosanna Eleanor Mullins, was a Canadian writer and poet. She was "one of the first English-Canadian writers to depict French Canada in a way that earned the praise of, and resulted in her novels being read by, both anglophone and francophone Canadians." Leprohon's novels were popular in both English and Frenc ...
 
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Train Dogs, The by JOHNSON, E. Pauline
 
LibriVox volunteers bring you 18 recordings of The Train Dogs by E. Pauline Johnson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 6th, 2011. Emily Pauline Johnson (Mohawk: Tekahionwake –pronounced: dageh-eeon-wageh, literally: 'double-life')(10 March 1861 – 7 March 1913), commonly known as E. Pauline Johnson or just Pauline Johnson, was a Canadian writer and performer popular in the late 19th century. Johnson was notable for her poems and performances that celebrated her First Nations her ...
 
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Cry From An Indian Wife, A by JOHNSON, E. Pauline
 
LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of A Cry From an Indian Wife by E. Pauline Johnson,. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for January 29, 2012. In 1892 the opportunity of a lifetime came to this young versifier, when Frank Yeigh, the president of the Young Liberals' Club, of Toronto, conceived the idea of having an evening of Canadian literature, at which all available Canadian authors should be guests and read from their own works. Among the authors present on this occasion w ...
 
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Welcome back, gang! Here is our Canadian Literature Classic. We hope you enjoy our discussion. Do you lean more towards Tania’s reading of the novel or Kirt’s? If Duddy is the apprentice then who is his mentor? Let us know. Join us next month for Kirt’s Birthday Pick, River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay. We’ve been assured that you don’t have to ...…
 
The hit of the WORD Christchurch Writers Festival in 2016, Canadian performer, writer and filmmaker Ivan Coyote is one of the funniest and provocative storytellers around, grappling with questions of identity, gender, family, and social justice. The author of numerous books including latest Tomboy Survival Guide, “Coyote is to Canadian literatu ...…
 
Hear three rising stars of Canadian literature (Tyler Engström, Domenica Martinello, and Noor Naga) read their poems during the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award ceremony. This is an award that highlights Canada’s best, developing writers, and it has a track-record for spotlighting future bestselling and literary-award winning talent. Hosted by poet La ...…
 
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00:00 - It was amusing watching the weekend snow situation unfold on Facebook. First, the never-ending swath of posts about snow. Then, posts complaining about all the snow posts. Then, posts complaining about the posts complaining about the snow posts. 17:44 - Are phone calls too expensive for inmates? We're joined by Ted Mariash, a criminal d ...…
 
Author Rudy Wiebe talks about his new essay collection Where the Truth Lies, as well as Edmonton's place in the Canadian literature scene, how to get better at public speaking, and what it was like to have his first novel set off a critical firestorm.
 
Sydney 2000 Olympic Games gold medallist, Simon Whitfield, talks about his love for Canadian literature and the time he had to explain what a toque was to his fellow athletes.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Sydney 2000 Olympic Games gold medallist, Simon Whitfield, talks about his love for Canadian literature and the time he had to explain what a toque was to his fellow athletes.
 
Hear three rising stars of Canadian literature (Brendan Bowles, Allegra McKenzie, and Hannah Rahimi) read from their short fiction during the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award ceremony. This is an award that highlights Canada’s best, developing writers, and it has a track-record for spotlighting future bestselling and literary-award winning talent. Hos ...…
 
Kenneth T. Williams is one of Canada’s most accomplished playwrights. His work ranges from the grim to the hilarious, and is endlessly provocative. His many plays, several of which have been published, include Café Daughter, Gordon Winter, Bannock Republic, and Suicide Notes, and celebrated actors such as Lorne Cardinal and Tantoo Cardinal have ...…
 
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Kreative Kontrol
 
Ray Robertson is a noted author and novelist based in Toronto. Originally from Chatham, Ontario, Robertson has written 10 acclaimed books, including his engaging and excellent new collection of biographical music essays, Lives of the Poets (With Guitars) – Thirteen Outsiders Who Changed Modern Music, which is out now via Biblioasis. During a ch ...…
 
Show's a bit different this week. Tahmeka's traveling for work, so I'm (Jeanette) manning it solo. I'm speaking with Léonicka Valcius about Canadian literature, working for Scholastic Book Fair and also the Festival of Literary Diversity that we talked about briefly in the last show. Léonicka also provides a reading list of excellent Canadian b ...…
 
Je me souviens by Su J. Sokol There are nine police cars. I count them again just to be sure and because counting usually calms me. Arielle watches to see if I’m freaking out, asks if I want to leave. I tell her I’m OK but she's not reassured so I give her a sexy smile. If she would kiss me now, I’d have somewhere pleasant to channel my beating ...…
 
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Up is down, left is right and black is white in this month’s episode. Tackling the Canadian winter horror film Pontypool, Andrea and Alex talk about national identity, broadcast journalism and how the stories we tell should stop making sense. REQUIRED READING Pontypool. Dir Bruce McDonald. 2008. EXTRA CREDIT Marshall McLuhan’s Understanding Med ...…
 
First Story: “The Dream Eaters” by A.M. Dellamonica Mo Cottonsmith had just turned sixteen when she started Lopside Fashions, with cash she stole from a neighborhood fizz dealer. The money wasn’t enough to sustain a business, but Mo counted on getting lucky. She believed in making her own luck, too: thanks to a roving copcam, her first creation ...…
 
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VWF Audio Archives
 
Hard to believe yet true: not until October 24, 2013, at the Vancouver Writers Fest, had Canada’s pre-eminent playwrights Tomson Highway and Michel Tremblay appeared together onstage. Interviewed by the inestimable Bill Richardson, these llustrious storytellers talk about their careers, how their work has been shaped by their birth country, and ...…
 
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VWF Audio Archives
 
Hard to believe yet true: not until October 24, 2013, at the Vancouver Writers Fest, had Canada’s pre-eminent playwrights Tomson Highway and Michel Tremblay appeared together onstage. Interviewed by the inestimable Bill Richardson, these llustrious storytellers talk about their careers, how their work has been shaped by their birth country, and ...…
 
From 1959-1964, McClelland and Stewart published a run of poetry books written by Irving Layton, designed by Frank Newfeld, edited by Claire Pratt, and often illustrated with photographs by Sam Tata. They turned out to be among Layton’s most famous and influential titles ( A Red Carpet for the Sun [1959], The Swinging Flesh [1961], Balls for a ...…
 
Colin Marshall sits down above Gastown, Vancouver, British Columbia with novelist Timothy Taylor, author of Stanley Park, Story House, and The Blue Light Project, as well as the short story collection Silent Cruise. They discuss what, exactly, Vancouver is; what, exactly, CanLit is; his being born into a nomadic lifestyle; his inadvertent predi ...…
 
Randall Speller was for 29 years a librarian in the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. Combining his career in art librarianship with an interest in Canadian literature and book collecting, he has done extensive research into the history of Canadian book illustration and design, especially in the years following World War II. Randall is a contr ...…
 
Mordecai Richler’s appearances at the Writers Festival were legendary. And now, Charles Foran, with this definitive, detailed and intimate life story of Richler – the lion of Canadian literature – comes to life again. Foran, who had access to family letters and archives, used them to draw this rich and passionate portrait of an outsized and out ...…
 
Mordecai Richler’s appearances at the Writers Festival were legendary. And now, Charles Foran, with this definitive, detailed and intimate life story of Richler – the lion of Canadian literature – comes to life again. Foran, who had access to family letters and archives, used them to draw this rich and passionate portrait of an outsized and out ...…
 
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The Biblio File: Hosted by Nigel Beale
 
What William Toye apparently wanted most in the world after graduating from the University of Toronto in 1948, was a job in Canadian book publishing. This, Robert Fulford tells us in a recent National Post profile, was an outlandish career move since Canadian publishing barely existed. We had few publishers and they produced few books. They did ...…
 
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The Biblio File: Hosted by Nigel Beale
 
Irving Layton.ca Brian Trehearne is a professor of English at McGill University. His teaching and research areas focus on Canadian literature to 1970, chiefly poetry. Awards and Fellowships include SSHRC Standard Research Grants, the Louis Dudek Award for Excellence in Teaching (three times) and the Arts Undergraduate Society Award for Excellen ...…
 
Welcome to a special edition of the Bloor Street United Podcast. It is October 16th, 2011, and this podcast features our annual Craddock lecture, given by Canada's most famous novelist, Margaret Atwood. Ms Atwood is the author of many classics of Canadian literature, including The Handmaid's Tale, Surfacing, and The Blind Assassin. This morning ...…
 
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The Biblio File: Hosted by Nigel Beale
 
This from the Loyalist Research Network website: GEORGE L. PARKER was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, and schooled in Lunenburg and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He attended Mount Allison University and Pennsylvania State University, and received his Ph. D. from the University of Toronto. He is Professor Emeritus of the Royal Military Col ...…
 
Photograph of ‘St Martin’s House’, 70 Bond Street, Toronto, home of Macmillan of Canada Ruth Panofsky is Professor of English at Ryerson University in Toronto where she specializes in Canadian Literature and Culture, focusing on Canadian authorship and publishing history. She is the author of The Force of Vocation: The Literary Career of Adele ...…
 
Jack Rabinovitch is a philanthropist best known for founding the annual Scotia Bank Giller Prize (named after his late wife, Doris Giller, a former literary columnist and editor at the Toronto Star)for best Canadian novel. Rabinovitch, a reporter and speechwriter who later turned to business, making his fortune in food retailing and real estate ...…
 
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The Biblio File: Hosted by Nigel Beale
 
Porcupine’s Quill; and why it wont do business with Heather Reisman Elke and Tim Inkster have made an important and enduring contribution to Canadian literature. In 1974 they founded The Porcupine’s Quill (PQL), a publishing house based in Erin, Ontario. Renowned for excellence in design and production, and for taking risks with new, unpublishe ...…
 
David Staines is a Canadian literary critic, university professor (English at the University of Ottawa), writer, and editor. He specializes in three literatures: medieval, Victorian and Canadian. He is editor of the scholarly Journal of Canadian Poetry (since 1986) and general editor of McClelland and Stewart’s New Canadian Library series (sinc ...…
 
Professor Tara Lee from the Department of English discusses her research interest in minority Canadian Literature, specifically Asian Canadian literature and her motivation for and philosophy in teaching it. She also answers the question, what can you do with an English degree besides teach?By proftalk@gmail.com (CiTR 101.9 Vancouver).
 
Martin Levin is the very popular (particularly at Book Expo Canada) Books Editor at the (Toronto) Globe and Mail newspaper. We talk here about namesakes in Tolstoy, guilt, tragedy, sorrow at not being able to review anywhere near all worthy books, Blockbusters syphoning money away from deserving titles, getting boys to read books, graphic novel ...…
 
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