Words with Writers Podcast
Episode #12: Sink Into the Magical World of Poetry

Episode #12: Sink Into the Magical World of Poetry

April 17, 2021

We can hardly believe it ourselves, but co-hosts Brandi Tanner and Chris Gorman have been bringing us Words with Writers Podcast now for a whole year! In our twelfth episode, we celebrate National Poetry Month by speaking with 4 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.

Episode #11: Sizzle and Fun (The Romance Show)

Episode #11: Sizzle and Fun (The Romance Show)

March 22, 2021

Get ready to share the love with this month’s romance themed episode! Co-hosts Chris Gorman and Brandi Tanner welcome Lilith Darville, here to share an excerpt from Tate’s Tale, book one in the Sexy Sins Afterlife Retreat Series, and Shawna James, reading from her novel Despite the Devil, from her They Loved Collection. This episode does contain some language that may not be suitable for younger listeners.

Episode # 10: The Women in Horror Show

Episode # 10: The Women in Horror Show

February 27, 2021

Words with Writers Podcast is back with our 10th episode! Join co-hosts Chris Gorman and Brandi Tanner for Women in Horror month, with special guests A.P. Cairns, Megan M. Davies Ostrom and Tonya Liburd. These wonderful Women in Horror share some of their work and some of themselves in one of our most emotionally powerful episodes yet.

 

A.P. Cairns:

Website: Home (sunlightpublishers.ca)

 

Megan M. Davies Ostrom:

Website: Ghosts, Zombies, and other Fun Things – The Official Site of Megan M. Davies-Ostrom

Twitter: @mmdaviesostrom

 

Tonya Liburd:

Website: Spiderlilly's Web | Musings at Tonya Liburd's quirky corner of the web. (wordpress.com)

Twitter: @somesillywowzer

Instagram: tonyaliburd

Patreon: Tonya Liburd is creating diverse stories & worlds while raising mental health awareness | Patreon

Episode #9: The Historical Fiction Show

Episode #9: The Historical Fiction Show

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!

Episode #8: Joyce Mgbolu & 2020 Highlights

Episode #8: Joyce Mgbolu & 2020 Highlights

December 22, 2020

Listen in with co-hosts Chris Gorman and Brandi Tanner as they welcome new Canadian Authors—Toronto member Joyce Mgbolu with a beautiful 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, and more!

Episode #7: Chadham Thomas’s A Light From Below & a Discussion on Graphic Novels with Genghis Comics

Episode #7: Chadham Thomas’s A Light From Below & a Discussion on Graphic Novels with Genghis Comics

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!

Episode #6: Words with Writers Halloween Spooktacular

Episode #6: Words with Writers Halloween Spooktacular

October 24, 2020

Welcome to another 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 five spine-chilling readings from Canadian Authors members A. B. Neilly, JF Garrard, K. V. Skene, Daniel Bryant and Barbara Wade Rose. Happy Halloween! A. B. Neilly: Webpage = https://abneilly.com/; Twitter = https://twitter.com/abneilly; Youtube = https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-jYpn-aykYdiu-PPf2tS6Q?view_as=subscriber; Instagram = https://www.instagram.com/abneilly/ JF Garrard: https: Website = jfgarrard.com; Twitter = @JFGarrard; Facebook = www.facebook.com/JFGarrardauthor/ K. V. Skene: Facebook = https://www.facebook.com/people/KV-Skene/100005580105756 Daniel Bryant: Facebook = DanielBryant@lettercarrier​; Instagram = daniel.bryant.0101 Barbara Wade Rose: Website = barbarawaderose.com

Episode #5: Writers Helping Writers

Episode #5: Writers Helping Writers

September 19, 2020

This month’s episode of Words with Writers Podcast features not just one, but two new members reading from their work, Ellen Marie Francisco and Renee Sgroi. These wonderful writers are followed by an in-depth conversation with Canadian Authors—Toronto Co-Presidents Jeannie F. Garrard and Lee Parpart. Join hosts Chris Gorman and Brandi Tanner for this enlightening discussion of what Canadian Authors—Toronto can offer you! Follow Ellen Marie Francisco at ellenmariefrancisco.com. Follow Renee Sgroi at reneemsgroi.com. Follow Jeannie F. Garrard at jfgarrard.com. Follow Lee Parpart at leeparpart.com. Follow Canadian Authors-Toronto at canadianauthors.org.

Episode #4: Gavin Barrett

Episode #4: Gavin Barrett

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 #3: Painting a Picture With Words

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!

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