Episode 5: Kelly Shepherd Rayanne Haines and Matthew Stepanic talk with Kelly Shepherd, author of INSOMNIA BIRD (Thistledown Press, 2018). As they sip a Cabernet Franc paired with Kelly’s poetry, they discuss the ever-watching magpie, a fire drill during a polar vortex, and our social responsibilities as citizens. Episode 4: Mary Pinkoski Rayanne […]
Reading Paul Celan’s Todesfuge in 2018 Three women poets, Luciana Erregue-Sacchi, Nermeen Youssef, and Anna Marie Sewell, braid Paul Celan’s Todesfuge in German, English, and Spanish—as a fugue. Then Luciana talks about why she chose this poem for them to perform, which leads into thoughtful commentary on the meaning and music of the poem. The […]
Who are we? Why are we here? What is happening in the world? Join the 2016 Borderlines Writers Circle participants as they share why they became writers, their influences, and why writing matters in today’s world. With Tazeen Hasan, Kate Rittner-Werkman, Mohamed Abdi, and Nermeen Youssef. Hosted and produced by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. […]
Sutina Chou traveled across Canada to collect ways that Canadian identity has impacted Canadian literature, and vice versa. Through interviews with authors, she hoped to contribute more first-hand data to the existing academic literature surrounding the link between literature and identity in a Canadian context. Discover what WGA members had to say in August 2016. […]
Join Kelsey Attard and Lee Kvern as they discuss the economics of the writing life, working with an agent, finding a publisher that’s right for you, and an inside look at submitting to granting agencies. A podcast series in two parts. This podcast series was produced by Barb Howard and Dan Ivanov.
An overview of Edmonton’s magazine writing scene, with Elizabeth Hanes, Samantha Power, Mack Lamoureaux, and Omar Mouallem. This podcast is produced and presented by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. Samantha Power is the feature writer for The News, a provincial affairs publication. Her work can most often be found in The Tyee, The Yards, and […]
Storytelling in Times of Turmoil presented by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. Aboriginal writers, Naomi McIlwraith and Anna Marie Sewell, and Borderlines Writers Circle members, Marina Ivanova, Susana Chalut and Fahim Hassan, discuss truth and reconciliation, civil war, personal identity, and the risks of being a writer. Produced by Dan Ivanov and Julie Robinson. November […]
Scene from the Outside: A Conversation with New Immigrant Writers presented by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta and Minister Faust. Three writers from around the world, Anamol Mani, Marina Ivanova and Susana Chalut discuss the writer as outsider, writing in two languages, the impact of individualism, the economy, and social media from a global perspective. […]