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Episode 11 - Kim Fu

Kim Fu's award-winning nonfiction and poetry have appeared in Maisonneuve, Prairie Fire, Grain, Room, This Magazine and The New Quarterly, among others. She's also the mind behind Ask Fu a regular advice column for YBC. She will be reading from her debut novel FOR TODAY I AM A BOY, forthcoming in January 2014 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, HarperCollins Canada, and Random House Australia.

Direct download: Episode_11_Kim_Fu.mp3
Category:Fiction -- posted at: 11:47am EDT
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Episode 10 - Keith Maillard

Keith Maillard reads from his fifth novel, Motet, and discusses craft, character development and writer's block.

Keith is the author of thirteen novels. He has won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and was short-listed for both the Commonwealth Literary Prize and the Governor General’s Award. His poetry collection, Dementia Americana, won the Gerald Lampert Award in 1995 for the best first book of poetry published in Canada. Keith is married, the father of two daughters, and currently the Chair of the Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia. Motet was published in 1989 and reissued in 1997 by Harper Collins. It is available now as an e-book

*note this reading is heavy on dark imagery and dark language. 

Direct download: Episode_10_-_Keith_Maillard.mp3
Category:Fiction -- posted at: 1:21pm EDT
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Episode 9 - Kari Lund-Teigen

Kari Lund-Teigen's fiction has been nominated for a Western Magazine Award. Her nonfiction has been shortlisted for EVENT's annual nonfiction contest. She is reading from her story "Olav's Saga."

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Category:Fiction -- posted at: 5:44pm EDT
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Episode 8 - Anakana Schofield

Anakana Schofield is an Irish-Canadian writer of fiction, essays, and literary criticism. She has contributed to the London Review of Books, The Recorder: The Journal of the American Irish Historical Society, the Globe and Mail, and the Vancouver Sun. She has lived in London and Dublin, and now resides in Vancouver. She is reading from her first novel, Malarky.

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Category:Fiction -- posted at: 12:01pm EDT
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Episode 7 - Michael V. Smith

Michael V. Smith’s novel, Cumberland (Cormorant Books, 2002), was nominated for the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award. His first book of poetry, What You Can’t Have (Signature Editions, 2006), was short-listed for the ReLit Prize. In 2008, he published a hybrid book of concrete poems/photographs, Body of Text (BookThug), created with David Ellingsen. His most recent novel is Progress, published by Cormorant Books in 2011.

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Direct download: Episode_7_-_Michael_V._Smith.mp3
Category:Fiction -- posted at: 12:44am EDT
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Episode 6 - Cathleen With

Cathleen With is a graduate of the MFA program at UBC. She will be reading "Carny," a story which appears in skids (Arsenal Pulp, 2006), a collection of her writing centered on street kids in Davie Village and the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. Her debut novel, Having Faith in the Polar Girls' Prison, won the BC Book Prize and was inspired by her years of teaching in the High Arctic. Most recently, her work has appeared in V6A: Writings from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

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Direct download: Episode_6_-_Cathleen_With.mp3
Category:Fiction -- posted at: 1:21am EDT
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Episode 5 - Sigal Samuel

Sigal Samuel is an award-winning playwright whose fiction and personal journalism has appeared in the Walrus, This Magazine, Room Magazine and other publications. She will be reading "Death Like Clockwork," which appeared in the spring 2011 issue of Descant. 

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Direct download: CFP-Episode5-Sigal_Samuel.mp3
Category:Fiction -- posted at: 10:51am EDT
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Episode 4 - Meredith Hambrock

Meredith Hambrock’s fiction has been shortlisted twice for the CBC Literary Awards in the Short Story category. She will be reading from "All the Girls Love Jesus," which won the People’s Choice Award in 2010.

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Direct download: Episode_4_-_Meredith_Hambrock.mp3
Category:Fiction -- posted at: 12:35am EDT
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Episode 3 - Jen Neale

Jen Neale is an author from Vancouver. Her unpublished story "Elk-Headed Man" recently won the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers. Her work has appeared in OCW Magazine and the short story collection Writing Without Direction. She is reading from "Mes Petits Souliers," a non-fiction piece.

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Direct download: Episode_3_-_Jen_Neale.mp3
Category:Non-Fiction -- posted at: 4:05pm EDT
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Episode 2 - Charles Demers

Charles Demers is a comedian and author. He has performed at the Just for Laughs festival and as a regular guest on CBC’s The Debaters and This is That. He is also the author of the books The Prescription Errors and Vancouver Special, the latter of which was shortlisted for the Hubert Evans BC Book Prize for Non-Fiction. He will be reading from "Treading," which was written for Subterrain Magazine’s post-Olympic issue.

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Direct download: Episode_2_-_Charles_Demers.mp3
Category:Fiction -- posted at: 8:49am EDT
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