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Writing Panel Discussion and Open Mic Readings

First hour featuring, from a November 9th event hosted by Carolyn Smart with Creative Writing at Queen’s, you’ll hear ‘Dreamweavers’ – a panel discussion about writing featuring: Catherine Hernandez, Canisia Lubrin, Casey Plett, and Kai Cheng Thom. The discussion will carry into the 2nd hour as well. In the second hour you’ll hear the remainder of the ‘Dreamweavers’ discussion. Following that, from the December 4th open mic reading in the ‘and the journey continues’ monthly series, you’ll hear readings by Eric Folsom, Kin Man, and Bruce Kauffman.

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Kingston Book Launch and Open Mic Reading

Featuring, from a January 17th book launch reading and talk held at Novel Idea Bookstore, you’ll hear David Austin with his books ‘Moving Against the System’ and ‘Dread Poetry & Freedom’. The reading/talk will carry several minutes into the second hour. Then, following the conclusion of Austin’s talk: from the December 4th open mic reading in the ‘and the journey continues’ monthly series, you’ll hear readings by Bob MacKenzie, Clara Langley, Hannah Peck, Juliana Covey, Raven Adamson, and Jesse Shewfelt.

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The Healing Power of Animals with Carla Reilly Moore

Carla Reilly Moore always dreamed of opening an animal sanctuary. Following a bad car accident, Carla didn’t know that the animals under her care would help her get back on her feet. Listen to her journey and the incredible work Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary is doing in the community. Support the Development of her Animal Sanctuary Education Centre!

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November Book Launch and December Open Mic

First hour featuring, from the December 4th open mic reading in the ‘and the journey continues’ monthly series held at The Elm Café, you’ll hear readings by Gwen Whitford, Quentin Kerr, Jennie Marshall, Michelle McTague, Sarah Emtage, and Sasha Hill. Following that, from the November 12th book launch at Novel Idea Bookstore for a non-fiction anthology called ‘Swelling with Pride: Queer Conception and Adoption Stories’, you’ll hear a welcome to the event by its editor and emcee Sara Graefe, and a reading by Emily Cummins Woods, the first of four recorded readings that evening. Second hour featuring, , again from the November 12th ‘Swelling with Pride…’ book launch, you’ll hear the remaining recorded readings that evening: Jane Byers, Sara Graefe, and Susan Meyers and Kira Meyers Guiden.

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Open Mic Readings

First hour featuring, from the November 6th open mic reading in the ‘and the journey continues’ monthly series and that month held as part of CFRC 101.9fm’s 13th Annual Funding Drive, you’ll hear readings by Mike Drake, Ken Chin, Sasha Hill, Catherine Lord, Alyssa Cooper, Octavie Doherty Haigh, Eric Folsom, Rob Watson, Kin Man, Jill Glatt, Ky Pearce, Anne Graham, Bob MacKenzie, Eugene Cornacchia, Meg Freer, and Bruce Kauffman. Second hour featuring, again from the November 6th open mic reading in the ‘and the journey continues’ monthly series and held as part of CFRC 101.9fm’s 13th Annual Funding Drive, you’ll hear readings by Ken Chin, Sasha Hill, Catherine Lord, Alyssa Cooper, Octavie Doherty Haigh, Eric Folsom, Kin Man, Jill Glatt, Ky Pearce, Anne Graham, Eugene Cornacchia, Meg Freer, and Bruce Kauffman.

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Kingston Book Launch and Interviews

First hour featuring and tied to a November 19th book launch and reading event at Novel Idea Bookstore, featuring the fall release of 3 Invisible Publishing books, you’ll hear 3 interviews I’d conducted with the authors that afternoon ahead of it — Shazia Hafiz Ramji, Susannah M. Smith, and H.B. Hogan. The interviews were rearranged to match the order of the evening’s launch airing in the 2nd hour today. Then the launch that evening at Novel Idea Bookstore, you’ll hear Shazia Hafiz Ramji reading from her collection of poetry Port of Being, Susannah M. Smith reading from her described as a ‘curiosity-cabinet-as-novel called Fairy Tale Museum, and H.B. Hogan reading from her short story collection called This Keeps Happening.

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Readings from Autumn Events

First hour featuring, from an unaired September 28th poetry event called ‘Unravel’ held at Union Gallery, you’ll hear host Ashley Newton, and readings by Haley Sarfeld, Alexandra Brooke, Sarah Emtage, Lin Lune, Alyssa Cooper, and Billie the Kid. Second hour featuring, from the October 2nd open mic reading in the ‘and the journey continues’ monthly series, you’ll hear readings by Kin Man, Anne Graham, Roger Dorey, Eric Folsom, and Bruce Kauffman. Following that, from the November 6th reading in the same series and held as part of CFRC 101.9fm’s annual funding drive – readings by Rob Watson, Kin Man, Jennie Marshall, Jill Glatt, Ky Pearce, Anne Graham, Bob MacKenzie, Eugene Cornacchia, and Meg Freer.

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Tamworth Book Shop Readings and More

Featuring, from an October 21st reading at The Book Shop in Tamworth, you’ll hear readings by Geoffrey Cook, and Harold Hoefle. Then, from the October 2nd open mic reading in the ‘and the journey continues’ monthly series, you’ll hear readings by Ron Chase, Jerri Jerreat, Gwen Whitford, Jennie Marshall, Robert Millard, Gary Rasberry, Sarah Emtage, Meg Freer, Jolene Simko, and Nadia Pacey.

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2 Kingston Book Launches

From a November 1 event at Novel Idea Bookstore, you’ll hear Sean Mallen reading from and launching his new book Falling for London. Following that, from a November 13 event called “Feed Dog & Friends” Kingston Launch, you’ll hear a welcome by Stuart Ross, then readings by Dale Tracy with her chapbook Celebration Machine, and Alice Burdick with her collection Deportment. Then you’ll hear a reading by Allison Chisholm with her debut collection of poetry called On the Count of None, and then the Q&A that followed. For more information about this episode, check out the Finding a Voice Facebook Group.

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The Page Lecture 2018, and a Kingston Book Launch

From the October 23rd lecture in ‘The Page Lectures’ annual series featuring this year’s lecturer Don McKay, you’ll hear a welcome to the event by Phil Hall, then an introduction to Don delivered by Maureen Scott Harris, and then the lecture itself. It will run into the 2nd hour today. Then, following the conclusion of Don McKay’s lecture in ‘The Page Lecture’ for 2018, you’ll hear an October 18th book launch and reading event held at Novel Idea Bookstore, with readings by Heather Cadsby with her latest collection of poetry ‘standing in a flock of connections’, and Sandra Davies with her debut collection ‘giacometti’s girl’ that evening.

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