Writer's Block is the literary arts radio show I do for CJSW 90.9 fm. Here you'll find all of the episodes that I've hosted and produced. Episodes for the current season are listed below and there's also a link to the archives of episodes from previous years.
Episode 7 - February 29, 2016
A broadcast of part 1 of my recording of WordFest's Drink, Discover, and Dash, which features authors Clifford Jackman, Anakana Schofield, Sara Tilley and Steve Toltz. Lee Kvern talks about her writing life and I interview local writer Eugene Stickland on his novel, The Piano Teacher.
Episode 6 - January 25, 2016
The book panel returns, this time with Natalie Simpson, Marc Lynch and Dymphny Dronyk. Rod Moody-Corbett talks about his writing life and I interview local poet Cassy Welburn on her recent collection, Changelings.
Episode 5 - December 28, 2015
The delightful JoAnn McCaig returns McCaig returns to the show to do a recap of the best books of 2016. Basma Kavanagh reads a selection of her poetry, and I interview Nino Ricci on his recent novel, Sleep.
Episode 4 - November 30, 2015
I do another private library tour with W. Mark Giles. Poet Harold Rhenisch talks about his writing process and I interview Camilla Gibb on her memoir, This is Happy.
Episode 3 - November 23, 2015
This episode features the first of the new format's book panels, with this episodes panel comprising of Colin Martin, Jani Krulc, and Caitlynn Cummings. Lee Kvern reads a short story from her collection 7 Ways to Sunday and there's a feature interview with Ian Brown.
Episode 2 - September 28, 2015
For this episode I did my first private library tour with poet laureate Derek Beaulieu at his apartment. CDWP writer-in-residence Nick Thran talks about his writing life and there's a feature interview with local author Bradley Somer on his recent novel, Fishbowl.
Episode 1 - August 31, 2015
This episode features a tour of the rare manuscripts and books vault at the University of Calgary, a short story by Rod Moody-Corbett, and a feature interview with Marina Endicott. This one was a bit nerve-wracking to make because it set the new template for the structure of the show, but it was very satisfying watching it come together and I'm pretty happy with the final product.