Best westerncanadianbooks podcasts we could find (Updated August 2017)
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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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Nicholas Olson is the author of several works of short fiction and essays, including a new series of illustrated zines of short stories with accompanying audiobook narrations. Books and audiobooks can be found at ballsofrice.bandcamp.com, other works can be found at ballsofrice.com. More books and audiobooks coming summer 2017. Links: ballsofri ...…
 
Shari Narine is an award-winning journalist who has served as editor for newspapers and magazines. Currently she works at the Aboriginal Multi Media Society (AMMSA), Playhouse Publications, in Edmonton. After having a handful of short stories published in various journals, she wrote Oil Change at Rath’s Garage, her first novel. Narine grew up i ...…
 
This episode features Leona Theis reading from the intro of her new, award-winning novel If Sylvie Had Nine Lives. Leona writes novels, short stories, and personal essays. She hopes to craft work that is funny, serious, and absorbing all in the same package. Her story collection, Sightlines (Coteau, 2000) won two Saskatchewan Book Awards. Leona ...…
 
James Trettwer reads his story story "Godsend," which will be published in the anthology Wanderlust in May 2017. James is currently working on a collection of linked stories, two of which are included in Wanderlust, published by Thistledown Press. The novella Thorn-Fields from this collection won third place in the 2016 John V. Hicks' Long Manu ...…
 
Sean Johnston is from Asquith, Saskatchewan. His first book, A Day Does Not Go By, won the 2003 ReLit Award for short fiction. His most recent book is the short story collection We Don't Listen to Them. He lives in Kelowna, B.C., where he teaches at Okanagan College. Sean reads "He Hasn't Been to the Bank in Weeks," from We Don't Listen to Them ...…
 
Transplanting Hope: My life – Someone Else’s Heart provides an in-depth look at breaking down medical and social barriers and persevering in times of great difficulties and pain. An extremely rare diagnosis of lymphangectasia (enlarged lymph vessels) left 13 year old Kristy Thackeray feeling weak and extremely ill. After numerous tests, doctors ...…
 
Sally Meadows is a five-time national/international award-nominated author, singer/songwriter, and speaker who lives in Saskatoon. Sally travels all around Saskatchewan and beyond in support of her children’s picture book The Two Trees, raising autism awareness and giving school-age children the opportunity to learn about trees, dinosaurs, mine ...…
 
If you're a fan of true crime or genealogy, this episode's book is for you. Entangled Roots, the Mystery of Peterborough’s Headless Corpse, was published by Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing, Nov. 2014. It was reviewed in Canada’s History Magazine. From the 49th Shelf: The 1894 death of David Scollie in Peterborough, Ontario, has haunted both the ...…
 
House of Mystery is a collection of fairy tale poems about mermaids, monsters, mothers, and more. It's available at Chapters in Regina, McNally Robinson in Saskatoon, and online at Amazon. It's also available as an e-book. Courtney Bates-Hardy is a poet and the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Book Awards. She holds a Master’s degree in C ...…
 
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, p ...…
 
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 pro ...…
 
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 H ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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