Presented by Canadian Authors—Toronto and co-hosts Brandi Tanner and Chris Gorman.
CHARACTER AND STORY DEVELOPMENT WITH BRUCE MADOLE AND ROBERT W. MACKAY
Episode Seventeen Release Date: November 22, 2021
|Join hosts Chris Gorman & Brandi Tanner as they chat with special guests: author, poet and songwriter, Bruce Madole, and author, naval officer, submariner, teacher and lawyer, Robert W. Mackay about their writing and their lives! |
Bruce Madole can be found online at https://brucemadole.com/home and on Twitter at @SongsAreStories.
Robert W. Mackay can be found online at https://www.robertwmackay.ca/ and Twitter at @RobertWMackay.
WORDS WITH WRITERS HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR II
Episode Seventeen Release Date: November 02, 2021
|Welcome to a special episode of Words with Writers Podcast, with co-hosts Chris Gorman and Brandi Tanner. Grab your favourite witches brew and prepare to be spooked by spine-chilling readings from Canadian Authors members Suzanne Craig-Whytock, June Rogers, Pamela Yuen, and Tonya Liburd. Enjoy!|
WHAT DID YOU WRITE THIS SUMMER?
Episode Sixteen Release Date: September 26, 2021
|This month, we feature authors discussing their latest work as well as try to give hosts Brandi & Chris some much needed inspiration by talking about what they wrote this summer!|
Purabi Sinha Das, originally from India, is now settled in Canada and writing literary fiction, poetry, and personal essays. Her short stories and poems have been published in literary journals and community newspapers, and are inspired by her travels, life in general, and growing years in a small town in Bihar, now Jharkhand. Purabi has a BA in English literature from Ranchi University in India. To bring joy and comfort to readers through the written word is Purabi’s vocation. Moonlight – the Journey Begins is Purabi’s first novel. It launched in August 2021 and is available in paperback, hardcover, and e-book format.
Purabi can be found at:
Check out her book teaser trailer at https://youtu.be/WrwMjNzGhLs
Michael Tanzer is a young adult with Autism, hailing from Thornhill, Ontario. He is a self-published author of MICHAELISM: My POV on Life with Autism and is also an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Advocator who is trying to spread Autism Awareness on Social Media. Michael has written several articles for Autism Matters magazine. His book is based on his own personal experiences and shares his Point of View (POV) on Life with Autism in the hopes that readers will gain a better understanding of individuals with ASD.
Michael can be found at:
K. R. Wilson’s debut novel, An Idea About My Dead Uncle, won the inaugural Guernica Prize for unpublished manuscript in 2018. His second novel Call Me Stan: A Tragedy in Three Millennia will be published by Guernica in December. He lives in Toronto with his wife and daughter.
K.R. can be found at:
WORDS WITH WRITERS PODCAST CELEBRATES THE 2021 FRED KERNER BOOK AWARDS
Episode Fifteen Release Date: August 01, 2021
|Celebrate the 2021 Fred Kerner Book Awards with Canadian Authors–Toronto’s Words with Writers Podcast! |
Fred Kerner was a devoted longtime CAA member and an Honorary President of the association until his passing in 2011. In addition to authoring more than twelve books and writing for magazines, radio and TV, he generously devoted himself to guiding and mentoring emerging writers. The Fred Kerner Book Award is awarded annually to the best written work by a Canadian Author’s member in the previous calendar year. This year there were many outstanding contenders, but the award went to Endlings by Joanna Lilley, from a short list that included five other titles: Identity: From Holocaust to Home by Elke Babicki, These Bodies by Morgan Christie, The Haweaters by Vanessa Farnsworth, Vermin by Lori Hahnel, and Fair by Ed Seaward.
A big congratulations to Joanna, Elke, Morgan, Vanessa, Lori, and Ed from Words with Writers! The six authors recently moved us with readings from their award-winning titles and now we’re bringing them to our listeners. So sit back in your cozy chair, grab a cup of tea, and prepare to be moved and entertained!
THE COLORS OF PRIDE
Episode Thirteen Part II Release Date: June 19, 2021
|Join co-hosts Chris Gorman and Brandi Tanner for Episode 14 of Words with Writers Podcast, celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month. Don’t miss these emotional readings and insightful conversations with this month’s author guests Lucian Childs, Kevin Craig, and Michelle Doyle.|
DOUBLE-FEATURE ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, PART II
Episode Thirteen Part II Release Date: May 29, 2021
|Welcome back to the second part of our celebratory episode! In the conclusion to our Season Two opener of Words with Writers Podcast, co-hosts Chris Gorman and Brandi Tanner continue celebrating one year on the air, 1000 downloads, and 100 years of Canadian Authors Association and “writers helping writers”.|
This week, we feature Canadian Authors–Toronto members Michael Newman, Guglielmo D’Izzia, Gordon K. Jones, and Genevieve Chornenki. Tune in for readings and writerly discussions from these amazing authors. We will also announce an exciting update on CA–Toronto’s June virtual event’s special guest, and details of our Celebration Contest opening today!
DOUBLE-FEATURE ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, PART I
Episode Thirteen Part I Release Date: May 22, 2021
| Get ready for a brand new year of Words with Writers Podcast!|
Co-hosts Chris Gorman and Brandi Tanner are thrilled to bring you Part I of our double-feature anniversary special, starring Canadian Authors–Toronto members R.A. Morris, Mark Leslie Lefebvre, Andrea Scott, and Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli. Tune in for readings and writerly discussions from these amazing authors.
PART II RELEASES MAY 29
Be sure to come back on Saturday, May 29 for the conclusion of our double-feature special. You will hear readings from Michael Newman, Guglielmo D’Izzia, Gordon K. Jones, and Genevieve Chornenki. Plus, we finally release the details of our 1,000-download celebration contest and the award-winning author that will be featured in the Canadian Authors–Toronto virtual event in June.
SINK INTO THE MAGICAL WORLD OF POETRY
Episode Twelve Release Date: April 17, 2021
| We can hardly believe it ourselves, but co-hosts Brandi Tanner and Chris Gorman have been bringing you Words with Writers Podcast now for a whole year! In our twelfth episode, we celebrate National Poetry Month by speaking with four remarkable Canadian poets.|
Pat Connors joins us to read several amazing & poignant poems from his newly released work, The Other Life. Morgan Christie shares an exquisite segment from her recently released chapbook When they Come, followed by Daniel Scott Tysdal reading an assortment of deeply emotional pieces from his chapbook Mad Fold-In Poems. Suparna Ghosh rounds out the session with some truly lyrical readings from her poems Dance of the Goddess, Woman in Stride, and Desire.
SIZZLE AND FUN – THE ROMANCE SHOW
Episode Eleven Release Date: March 21, 2021
|Get ready to share the love with this month’s romance themed episode! Co-hosts Chris Gorman and Brandi Tanner welcome Lilith Darville, who will share an excerpt from Tate’s Tale, book one in the Sexy Sins Afterlife Retreat Series, and Shawna James, who will read from her novel Despite the Devil, which is part of her They Loved Collection. |
This episode does contain some language that may not be suitable for younger listeners.
THE WOMEN IN HORROR SHOW
Episode Ten Release Date: February 26, 2021
|Join co-hosts Brandi Tanner and Chris Gorman for our 10th episode. In this month’s podcast, we celebrate “Women in Horror Month”, and feature three Canadian authors reading from their work. A.P. Cairns starts off the show reading from her suspenseful-with-an-edge-of-comedy short story, “Karma is Inevitable”. Megan M. Davies-Ostrom continues with a descriptive and enticing reading from her horror-adjacent story, “The Gate at the End of the Garden”, and Tonya Liburd rounds out the readings with a haunting and powerfully emotional reading from her story, “Through Dreams she Moves”. We also explore the authors’ inspirations and techniques, and delve into an important conversation about mental health and abuse. This episode does contain some language that may not be suitable for younger listeners.|
THE HISTORICAL FICTION SHOW
Episode Nine Release Date: January 23, 2021
|Join co-hosts Brandi Tanner and Chris Gorman for our 9th episode, featuring three Canadian Authors Association members each joining us for a reading and a brief conversation about their work. This month’s theme is Historical Fiction. Shauna Clinning starts us off by reading from her work in progress, followed by Ann Shortell with an excerpt from Celtic Knot: A Clara Swift Tale, and ending with Nancy Jo Cullen reading from her 2020 Fred Kerner Book Award shortlisted novel The Western Alienation Merit Badge. |
Three guest readings for the price of one, and even better, the price is free!
JOYCE MGBOLU & 2020 HIGHLIGHTS
Episode Eight Release Date: December 19, 2020
|Listen in with co-hosts Chris Gorman and Brandi Tanner as they welcome new Canadian Authors–Toronto member Joyce Mgbolu with a heart-wrenching reading from her debut non-fiction book, Hard Nut to Crack. Then settle in under your coziest blanket as we travel back in time to some of our greatest events from 2020, featuring Ann Shortell, Michael Newman, Guglielmo D’Izzia, Gordon Jones, Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli, Josh Wallace, R.A. Morris and more!|
CHADHAM THOMAS’S A LIGHT FROM BELOW & A DISCUSSION ON GRAPHIC NOVELS WITH GENGHIS COMICS
Episode Seven Release Date: November 21, 2020
Join co-hosts Brandi Tanner and Chris Gorman as they welcome Chadham Thomas to the Canadian novelist scene with his debut novel A Light From Below. Following Chadham’s excellent reading, Chris & Brandi have a fascinating conversation with Daniel Reynolds and Oliver Ho, authors of the graphic novel Genghis Con, about the challenges of creating and publishing graphic novels.
WORDS WITH WRITERS HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR
Episode Six Release Date: October 24, 2020
Welcome to another special episode of Words with Writers Podcast, with co-hosts Chris Gorman and Brandi Tanner. Grab your favourite witch’s brew and prepare to be spooked by five spine-chilling readings from Canadian Authors members A. B. Neilly, JF Garrard, K. V. Skene, Daniel Bryant and Barbara Wade Rose.
EPISODE #5: WRITERS HELPING WRITERS
Episode Five Release Date: September 19, 2020
Join Canadian Authors – Toronto hosts Brandi Tanner and Christopher Gorman for this month’s episode of Words with Writers Podcast, featuring not just one, but two new members reading from their work, Ellen Marie Francisco and Renée M. Sgroi. These wonderful writers are followed by an in-depth conversation with Canadian Authors—Toronto Co-Presidents Jeannie F. Garrard and Lee Parpart. Listen in on this enlightening discussion of what Canadian Authors—Toronto can offer you!
EPISODE #4: GAVIN BARRETT
Episode Four Release Date: August 22, 2020
Join Canadian Authors – Toronto hosts Brandi Tanner and Christopher Gorman as they speak with author, poet and creative entrepreneur Gavin Barrett on this month’s Words with Writers Podcast. Gavin treats us to some more reading from his wonderful new collection of poetry Understan, and we have an engaging discussion on a range of topics from publishing a poetry collection to the systemic racism that exists in Canada’s own publishing and advertising industries.
EPISODE #3: PAINTING A PICTURE WITH WORDS
Episode Three Release Date: July 25, 2020
This month, join hosts Chris Gorman and Brandi Tanner for a very special episode! Settle in and get cozy for five exciting readings from Canadian Author members Gavin Barrett, Lee Parpart, Danny Ramadan, June Rogers and Chris Gorman. Enjoy!
EPISODE #2: “WHAT WILL IT BE THIS TIME”? WITH AUTHOR PURABI DAS
Episode Two Release Date: June 20, 2020
Join us for our second episode of Words with Writers Podcast! This month we talk to CA —Toronto member and author Purabi Das about her new e-book “What will it be this time?”, her experience moving from India to Canada, and the importance of living in the moment.
EPISODE #1: THE MEANING OF “FAIR” WITH
AUTHOR ED SEAWARD
Episode One Release Date: May 16, 2020
Join us this month for our discussion with CA—Toronto member and author Ed Seaward as he talks to us about his journey to the publication of his novel Fair, his process, and his inspiration!
Canadian Authors—Toronto is excited to announce the May 16, 2020 launch date of our new podcast about writers helping writers in the Toronto area. Words with Writers Podcast will provide our members with an opportunity for a new audience for your publication news, book launches, journal releases, and public readings. Each month we will also feature a Canadian Authors—Toronto member on the show to read their work and gain exposure.
The podcast will be available free for readers everywhere to listen to, giving our members another platform to gain exposure.
Segments will include:
- Current events in the GTA
- Upcoming contests
- What’s happening now at Canadian Authors—Toronto
- Monthly readings by Canadian Authors—Toronto members
- Author interviews
- Writing / publishing tips
- Upcoming book launches, journal publications and public readings from our members
“Listen Now” links will be posted on our social media channels.
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