September 26, 2021
This month, we feature authors discussing their latest work as well as try to give hosts Brandi & Chris some much needed inspiration by talking about what they wrote this summer!
Purabi Sinha Das, originally from India, is now settled in Canada and writing literary fiction, poetry, and personal essays. Her short stories and poems have been published in literary journals and community newspapers, and are inspired by her travels, life in general, and growing years in a small town in Bihar, now Jharkhand. Purabi has a BA in English literature from Ranchi University in India. To bring joy and comfort to readers through the written word is Purabi’s vocation. Moonlight – the Journey Begins is Purabi’s first novel. It launched in August 2021 and is available in paperback, hardcover, and e-book format.
Purabi can be found at:
Check out her book teaser trailer at https://youtu.be/WrwMjNzGhLs
Michael Tanzer is a young adult with Autism, hailing from Thornhill, Ontario. He is a self-published author of MICHAELISM: My POV on Life with Autism and is also an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Advocator who is trying to spread Autism Awareness on Social Media. Michael has written several articles for Autism Matters magazine. His book is based on his own personal experiences and shares his Point of View (POV) on Life with Autism in the hopes that readers will gain a better understanding of individuals with ASD.
Michael can be found at:
K. R. Wilson’s debut novel, An Idea About My Dead Uncle, won the inaugural Guernica Prize for unpublished manuscript in 2018. His second novel Call Me Stan: A Tragedy in Three Millennia will be published by Guernica in December. He lives in Toronto with his wife and daughter.
K.R. can be found at:
September 21, 2021
Join co-hosts Chris Gorman and Brandi Tanner for the extended version of May’s guest interview with author Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli as we discuss her writing and her fabulous historical fiction novel La Brigantessa. Featuring action, romance, murder and intrigue, it's an amazing read!
August 1, 2021
Celebrate the 2021 Fred Kerner Book Awards with Canadian Authors–Toronto’s Words with Writers Podcast!
Fred Kerner was a devoted longtime CAA member and an Honorary President of the association until his passing in 2011. In addition to authoring more than twelve books and writing for magazines, radio and TV, he generously devoted himself to guiding and mentoring emerging writers. The Fred Kerner Book Award is awarded annually to the best written work by a Canadian Author’s member in the previous calendar year.
This year there were many outstanding contenders, but the award went to Endlings by Joanna Lilley, from a short list that included five other titles: Identity: From Holocaust to Home by Elke Babicki, These Bodies by Morgan Christie, The Haweaters by Vanessa Farnsworth, Vermin by Lori Hahnel, and Fair by Ed Seaward.
A big congratulations to Joanna, Elke, Morgan, Vanessa, Lori, and Ed from Words with Writers! The six authors recently moved us with readings from their award-winning titles and now we’re bringing them to our listeners. So sit back in your cozy chair, grab a cup of tea, and prepare to be moved and entertained!
June 20, 2021
Join co-hosts Chris Gorman and Brandi Tanner for Episode 14 of Words with Writers Podcast, celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month. Listen in to these emotional readings and insightful conversations with this month’s author guests Lucian Childs, Kevin Craig, and Michelle Doyle.
June 13, 2021
Join co-hosts Chris Gorman and Brandi Tanner for the extended version of May’s guest interview with R.A. Morris.
June 4, 2021
Join co-hosts Chris Gorman and Brandi Tanner for the extended version of May’s guest interview with Mark Leslie Lefebvre.
May 29, 2021
Welcome back to the second part of our celebratory episode! In the conclusion to our Season Two opener of Words with Writers Podcast, co-hosts Chris Gorman and Brandi Tanner continue celebrating one year on the air, 1000 downloads, and 100 years of Canadian Authors Association and “writers helping writers”!
This week, we feature Canadian Authors–Toronto members Michael Newman, Guglielmo D’Izzia, Gordon K. Jones, and Genevieve Chornenki. Tune in for readings and writerly discussions from these amazing authors. We will also announce an exciting update on CA–Toronto’s June virtual event’s special guest, and details of our Celebration Contest opening today!
If you missed the previous podcast, listen today at Episode #13: Double-Feature Anniversary Special PART I (podbean.com), or on Google Podcasts or Apple Podcast, and make sure to follow the Podcast for exciting Directors’ Cut Editions of our author interviews that will be airing shortly!
May 22, 2021
Get ready for a brand-new year of Words with Writers Podcast! Co-hosts Chris Gorman and Brandi Tanner are thrilled to bring you Part I of our double-feature anniversary special, starring Canadian Authors–Toronto members R.A. Morris, Mark Leslie Lefebvre, Andrea Scott, and Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli. Tune in for readings and writerly discussions from these amazing authors.
PART II RELEASES MAY 29
Be sure to come back on Saturday, May 29 for the conclusion of our double-feature special. You will hear readings from Michael Newman, Guglielmo D’Izzia, Gordon K. Jones, and Genevieve Chornenki. Plus, we finally release the details of our 1,000-download celebration contest and the award-winning author that will be featured in the Canadian Authors–Toronto virtual event in June.
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.
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.