Words To Go Podcast

Author Carole Giangrande hosts WORDS TO GO, a showcase for up-and-coming writers, great reads and the spoken word. If you're a listener who'd love a few quiet moments with a story well told, join us. If you're reading something great, tell us why it grabs you -- and we'll tell the world!

The Podcasts

New year, new words — Carole's back with some winter treats, so curl up in front of the fire and listen up. This week, a reading from Bruce Meyer's memoir of a life devoted to the love of words and language. Also, a review of To The End Of The Land, David Grossman's epic novel of a long walk through Israel, and the woman hiker who tells stories to keep her soldier-son alive. We love hearing from writers! Send us your published prose and poetry. Check out our guidelines at www.carolegiangrande.com. Our Facebook page is WORDS TO GO PODCAST.

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Join us this week for some good news on WORDS TO GO — a new study proves you're never too old to publish...and for short story writers, there's a new online publisher just for you. We'll hear poetry from Paul Tyler's outstanding first collection A Short History of Forgetting, and a review of Ava Homa's Echoes From The Other Land, stories set in her native Iran. We love to hear from you! Follow us on Facebook and tell us your book-picks. To submit published fiction, creative nonfiction or poetry, check out our guidelines at www.carolegiangrande.com.

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Any number can play: on WORDS TO GO, Carole talks up micro-mini online literary mags, where you, the writer, get to play editor and publisher — for free! Also tune in for a story by award-winning west-coast writer ASPenne. Do you remember the name of the co-winner of the 2010 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest? Carole's one-half of the duo — but this time around, she reviews the brand-new work of fellow Klonskyite Reinhard Filter. His novella's called Retina Green, and it's a winner. Carole loves reading your published stories and poems out loud. For guidelines, check out our Facebook page at WORDS TO GO PODCAST, or visit Carole's website at www.carolegiangrande.com.

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Let's celebrate! In honour of WORDS TO GO's first birthday, Carole offers a lineup of fantastic  "firsts" -- a story from Ava Homa's debut collection of powerful fiction set in Iran, and a first novel from TV and film director Paul Almond that makes Canadian history rock! Plus a singing chorus of birthday-party crashers, edible technology from the Internet Bakery and a big welcome to our newest listeners in China, Pakistan, India and points beyond! Send us your published prose and poetry -- check out guidelines at www.carolegiangrande.com. Comments or feedback? Visit our Facebook page at WORDS TO GO PODCAST. 

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Welcome to another podcast of WORDS TO GO, in which Carole crosses the finish line after an invigorating marathon of four public readings. Thanks to the organizers and readers who made them happen! For poetry lovers, Carole reads from Elisabeth Harvor's latest collection, plus a review of a non-fiction book which documents the fascinating story of what may have been North America's largest sixties commune. Full disclosure: Carole was part of that scene. Be part of our scene and submit your book picks and your published work. Visit Carole's website at www.carolegiangrande.com or our Facebook page at WORDS TO GO PODCAST.

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Welcome to our podcast of WORDS TO GO, in which Carole offers a few literary laughs to lighten up a season chock full of weird book news. Better duck: US President Obama dodges a flying paperback while ex-president Bush gets set to launch an e-book. Laugh out loud with the writing of humorist Steve Pitt, and enjoy our book recommendation -- an eloquent short work by Mary Swan. We'd love to hear from you, so send us your published work and your book picks. You can find us on Facebook or visit Carole's website at www.carolegiangrande.com.

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Welcome to our brand-new Fall season of WORDS TO GO, as Carole asks the question: Why write fiction, anyway? Don't worry -- there's plenty of new fiction (and poetry and humour!) in store, so stay tuned, dear listener. This episode features short fiction by Lola Lemire Tostevin plus capsule reviews of three knock'em-dead classic novellas plus info on how to submit your published work and your favourite book picks. If you'd like to come to one of Carole's readings, go to www.carolegiangrande.com for more info, and click on "Carole's Booktalk."

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Welcome to our September edition of WORDS TO GO. Summer's on the wane, but while the great weather keeps on coming, Carole has a few literary festivals to tell you about. Come and meet her on September 18th as she reads at the Words Alive LitFest, just north of Toronto. Want to publicize a literary event in your part of the world? Go to our Facebook Page and post your info. Also on today's show, Carole tunes out on trendy fiction in favour of the real thing -- Mary Borsky's "Eclipse," a beautifully crafted story set in rural Alberta. Send us your book picks and your published prose and poetry. Guidelines are at www.carolegiangrande.com. 

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Welcome to another summer edition of WORDS TO GO. Whether you're sitting on the dock or sunning or on the beach, we hope you're enjoying a good book or two...or maybe writing one! It's a slow time for book news and new reads, so this time around, Carole features two very different (and older) novels, both set during World War Two. She reads from her own book, An Ordinary Star and then reviews the haunting and powerful work Every Man Dies Alone by German writer Hans Fallada. What are you reading this summer? Send us your published work -- we welcome poetry, too. For guidelines, go to www.carolegiangrande.com.

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Carole's cooling her heels in her air-conditioned studio for the July edition of the show, but not before she turns up the heat on sub-literate book reviewers in print and online. If you dare, check out her handy five-point guide to writing a decent review! Something new on today's podcast -- poetry. Carole reads from What I Would Not Unravel, a first collection of poems by Karen Lee Lewis, and for more good reads, she offers two entertaining novellas. Relax and enjoy! To submit your published fiction, check out Carole's website at www.carolegiangrande.com. Also at the website: read Carole's Booktalk.

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