This topical literary series offers discussion and debate on a wide range of issues in the world of literature, interspersed with the latest publishing events and book news. While keeping tabs on the continuing evolution of the English language, the programs explore all manner of writing, from rap to screenwriting, with books in between.
Air Date: April 16, 2003 - 11:04
Tina Srebotnjak interviews with pre-eminent Canadian writer Margaret Atwood about Oryx and Crake, her new novel that paints a chilling portrait of the future.
Air Date: February 12, 2003 - 27:59
Feature interview with Barbara Gowdy on The Romantic. The Lives of the Muses: Francine Prose tells the stories of nine artists and the women who inspired them. Writers tell us about their muse. Jan Wong meets Xinran, author of The Good Women of China
Air Date: February 05, 2003 - 28:00
Profile of an Aboriginal Writers group, the Six Nations Writers, on the Six Nations Reserve near Brantford Ontario. Host Tina Srebotnjak interviews Lise Bissonnette about An Appropriate Place. And an anecdote to self help bestsellers from Andrew Boyd
Air Date: January 29, 2003 - 27:59
Profile of The Ginger Press, the literary heart of Owen Sound Ontario. Imprint's Top Ten Canadian Writers to Watch Under 40. Quill and Quire's Bronwyn Drainie, and Ann Decter of McGilligan Press deconstruct the talent pool and reveal their sources.
Air Date: January 22, 2003 - 28:00
Canadian mystery writer Peter Robinson. Eric McCormack on The Dutch Wife. Toronto writer Bridget Sweet learns to read and write through a program called Beat the Street, and gets published. Recommended reading from staff at Canadian Living Magazine.
Air Date: January 15, 2003 - 28:00
Panel on Canadian publishing events from 2002. Two time Giller nominee Gail Anderson-Dargatz on her new book The Rhinestone Button. Edmund White talks about his newest book "Our Paris: Sketches from Memory."
Air Date: January 08, 2003 - 28:30
Photographers Kevin Kelly and Tony Hauser discuss their author clients. Michael Holroyd on his new book Works on Paper. Authors name the title of their unpublished autobiography. Raja Alem meets her literary translator Tom McDonough