Writers Unbound is a new series about Montreal’s English-language writers and books, hosted by Shelley Pomerance. Join her this week when authors Greg Santos and Shanice Nicole talk about the challenges of childhood. We also welcome Anna Leventhal, who tells us about AELAQ's involvement in this project. Later, we drop in at Drawn & Quarterly, the Mile End bookstore, for their reading recommendations of books for adults and kids, related to the theme of family.
Guest(s) : Anna Leventhal, Former Executive Director, AELAQ Greg Santos, Poet Shanice Nicole, Author Rebecca Lloyd, Director, Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore Piedad Saenz, Children's Bookseller, Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore
Presented by the Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec, Writers Unbound is a series of 6 thematic 28-minute episodes, hosted by Shelley Pomerance, featuring Montreal's English-language literature. Each episode will allow us to discover the careers of two local writers, one of whose works will be read by a citizen in the metropolis. The two writers will be invited to discuss in depth a particular literary theme and to share with us what touches them, what inspires them, what they find interesting in this universe. The program will end with the literary favourites of a bookseller!
The Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec (Association des éditeurs de langue anglaise du Québec) is a not-for-profit organization that advances the publication, distribution, and promotion of English-language books from Quebec. We support our member publishers through professional development seminars, advocacy, and marketing initiatives. http://aelaq.org/
Shelley Pomerance is a programmer with Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival, writes the English Books column for Montréal Centre_ville magazine and is the host of a bilingual online poetry reading series. For over 20 years, she was a presence on CBC Radio as a host and arts reporter. She has also presented talks for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and for a number of Montreal festivals and libraries.