Friday, March 18, 2011

Writers & Music - Tuesday, March 22 from 2-3pm

Tune in this Tuesday, March 22nd from 2-3pm for Jennifer LoveGrove's second all-music edition of "In Other Words."

Writers choose the music and tell us why. What song did Jeramy Dodds choose? How about Moez Surani? Marnie Woodrow? Jacob McArthur Mooney? (and more) Listen in and find out.

We'll also hear some music from author John Lavery's brand new debut CD.

Don't miss it!

Tuesday, March 22nd from 2-3pm
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Jennifer LoveGrove

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Adam Seelig - Tuesday, January 25 at 2pm

Don't miss what is sure to be a compelling interview and reading with Adam Seelig, featuring his new book Every Day in the Morning (slow).

Adam Seelig is the author of Every Day in the Morning (SLOW) (New Star Books 2010) and Talking Masks (BookThug 2009). Seelig is a poet, playwright, stage director, and the founder of One Little Goat Theatre Company in Toronto, with which he has premiered works by Yehuda Amichai, Thomas Bernhard, Jon Fosse and himself. His plays include All Is Almost Still (New York 2004), Antigone:Insurgency (Toronto 2007) and Talking Masks (Toronto 2009). For more visit

Every Day in the Morning (slow) is a work that looks and reads like no other.

Sam, a composer, reflects on his floundering career, life with his lover and tensions with his father. Some thoughts, like facial hair and breakfast, are mundane; others, like love, money and war, are often overwhelming. At turns laughable and vain, at others, tender and considered, Sam's feelings and ideas turn continuously. The result is an oddly lyrical streamof– consciousness that's as conversational as its appearance is unconventional.

Few words and the generous white space on each page invite a distinct interaction with the text, one where every detail, every placement and every repetition influences meaning. The lack of punctuation allows the reader the freedom to internalize this exquisitely crafted work and understand the protagonist's state of mind.

The exceptional style of Every Day in the Morning (slow) amounts to a kind of thinging, somewhere between singing and thinking, thing and thought, utter brilliance and complete crap. A novella with long poem features, slow breaks the rules of both genres, while at the same time offering an addictive and compulsive flow that may make it the fastest book you will ever (want to) read.

Tuesday, January 25
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Don't miss it!

Jennifer LoveGrove

Monday, December 6, 2010

Tune in December 21 for Interview with Author Alexandra Leggat

Alexandra Leggat is one of those writers that grasp you from the get go. You can't put her books down, you can't shake her mesmerizing stories for weeks. She is a force to be reckoned with.

I think her work is hugely underrated and under appreciated. Which is why I am thrilled she's gracing the mic for my last show of the year. We'll be discussing her latest book, Animal, which was a Finalist for the Trillium Book Award, and also happens to be her most personal book to date.

You don't want to miss it.

Tune in Tuesday, December 21 at 2 pm.

- Stephanie Dickison

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Interviews with Amanda Adams and Richard Greene

Last week's show, including interviews with Amanda Adams and Richard Greene, are available for download here.

In Other Words - November 30 2010

This show has been my last for In Other Words. Big thanks to my co-hosts -- and to you, for listening.

Very best wishes,

Diana Kiesners

Thursday, November 25, 2010

November 30th: Interviews with Amanda Adams and Richard Greene

On the last Tuesday of November, In Other Words takes to the phones for two fascinating interviews: one with Richard Greene in Cobourg, and another with Amanda Adams in San Francisco.

Governor-General's Award-winning poet Richard Greene reads excerpts from his long poem "Over the Border" and talks about the travels by Greyhound and Amtrak that inspired it. "Over the Border" is one of the poems in his latest collection, Boxing the Compass (Signal Editions, VĂ©hicule Press). Since this interview was recorded earlier in November, Boxing the Compass has received the Governor General's Award for poetry.

Amanda Adams, author of
Ladies of the Field: Early Women Archaeologists and Their Search for Adventure (Greystone Books, D&M Publishers Inc.), discusses female pioneers in archaeology. Ladies of the Field examines the lives and work of seven of the Victorian wanderers who opened this field to women -- one of whom was also a famous mystery novelist. Any guesses?

According to Adams, "The first women archaeologists were Victorian era adventurers who felt most at home when farthest from it."

Don't miss hearing these two engrossing writers talk about their work.

Diana Kiesners


CKLN 88.1FM or (click on "listen live")

Tuesday, November 30 at 2pm

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Charles Foran Interview/Appearances & Fundfest Details

If you didn't get a chance to hear Tuesday's show with my interview with author Charles Foran, click here. And to see Charles in person, here are his upcoming appearances:

Thurs Nov 18, 2010
Bookshelf Cafe
41 Quebec St, Guelph, ON

Wed Nov 24, 2010
7:30 PM Beth Tzedec Temple
1700 Bathurst St, Toronto

Tue Nov 30, 2010
9:30 AM Book and Author Series
LaSalle Pavillion, Burlington, ON

Wed Dec 1, 2010
6:30 PM In Conversation about Mordecai Richler
Munk Centre of Global Affairs
Campbell Conference Facility
1 Devonshire Place, Toronto

And please don't forget to tune in for Fundfest starting tomorrow, Friday, Nov 19th! The In Other Words gang and I will be rockin' the mike on Tuesday, November 23 from 2-3 pm, so be sure to tune in!

Many thanks and warmest wishes,

Stephanie Dickison