Page Fright: A Literary Podcast

Page Fright: A Literary Podcast

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A.W. French interviews established and emerging authors about breaking through as writers and finding their literary style.


12. Carlie Blume
Oct 10 • 48 min
Carlie Blume talks poetry and motherhood. Andrew’s Skype is slow. It’s a lovely time for all, despite the lag… ——- Carlie Blume is a Vancouver born writer of poetry and fiction. She is a 2017 graduate of The Writer’s Studio, the Vancouver Manuscript…
11. Chris Bailey
Oct 2 • 33 min
Chris Bailey talks about writing poetry that doesn’t sound like AC/DC’s discography. Andrew falls in love with Chris’ accent. It’s a splendid affair. ——- Chris Bailey is a commercial fisherman and from North Lake, Prince Edward Island. He got his MFA from…
10. Daniel Cowper
Sep 26 • 43 min
Daniel Cowper has advice for the people who don’t like poetry. Andrew brings in a journal we’ve seen before. Everybody is happy. ——- Daniel Cowper’s poetry has appeared in Arc, Vallum, CV2, Prairie Fire, and various other literary publications in Canada,…
9. David Ly
Sep 11 • 40 min
David Ly talks about the best doughnuts. Andrew loves Grindr epigraphs. Everybody leaves in high spirits. ——- David Ly is the author of Stubble Burn (Anstruther Press, 2018) and Mythical Man (Anstruther Books, 2020). His poetry has also appeared in…
8. Isabella Wang
Sep 4 • 36 min
Isabella Wang talks about poetic form. Andrew brings in a super fun book. Everybody is delighted. ——- Isabella Wang’s debut poetry chapbook is On Forgetting a Language (Baseline Press 2019). At 19, she has been shortlisted twice for The New Quarterly’s…
7. Cassidy McFadzean
Aug 22 • 37 min
Cassidy McFadzean talks about poetry, astrology, and transitioning between forms. Andrew talks about a scary tarot reading. Everyone ends up smiling. ——- Cassidy McFadzean was born in Regina, graduated from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and currently lives…
6. Aislinn Hunter
Aug 6 • 42 min
Aislinn Hunter talks teaching, writing, and finding your passion. Andrew brings her a spicy book of poetry. All parties are pleased. ——- Aislinn Hunter (born in Belleville, Ontario) is a Canadian poetry and fiction author. She studied art history and…
5. Hasan Namir
Jul 17 • 31 min
Hasan Namir discusses love, equality, and his incredible writing. Andrew regrets not bringing his copy of Hasan’s book. Everybody enjoys themselves. ——- Iraqi-Canadian author Hasan Namir graduated from Simon Fraser University with a BA in English and…
4. Aidan Chafe
Jul 11 • 42 min
Aidan Chafe discusses his book, mental illness, and why growing up is hard. Andrew agrees and is in awe of Aidan’s writing. Everybody has a great time. ——- Aidan Chafe is a public school teacher and the author of Short Histories of Light (2018), and the…
3. Hannah MacReady
Jul 6 • 36 min
Hannah MacReady talks about how the heck they decide what should be published. Andrew gets really excited about the names of Hannah’s doggos. Everybody leaves smiling. ——- Hannah Macready is an American-Canadian writer who currently lives in Vancouver,…
2. A.H. Reaume
Jul 3 • 48 min
A.H. Reaume talks about her novel-in-progress. Andrew slurps tea that she so graciously provided. Everybody has fun. ——— A .H. Reaume is a writer who swears too much, reads too much, and is currently in too many book clubs (four in total). She has won…
1. Shazia Hafiz Ramji
Jun 26 • 25 min
Shazia Hafiz Ramji wonders whether people write naked or not. Andrew stumbles through the show’s first interview. Everybody is happy. ——- Shazia Hafiz Ramji’s first book, Port of Being (Invisible Publishing), received the Robert Kroetsch Award for…