Episode 1: The Winnipeg International Writer’s Festival

Hello readers and listeners!

I am so excited to release the very first episode in the Literally, Katrina podcast series!

In today’s episode, I chat with Charlene Diehl, Director of the Winnipeg International Writer’s Festival – Thin Air 2015 – as well as Méira Cook, one of Winnipeg’s own authors who will be speaking at multiple events during the festival to promote her new novel Nightwatching and poetry book Monologue Dogs. Thin Air is launching this Friday, September 18th – exciting things will be happening!

For more info on the festival (schedule, events, authors, etc.,), make sure to check out the Thin Air website – I’ll also be doing some blogging on the site leading up to and during the festival, so definitely head over there and take a peek!

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Happy reading,
Katrina

The Dogs by Allan Stratton

Hey there readers,

Allan Stratton's new YA novel, The DogsIt’s hot and stormy out and there’s nothing better to read poolside (or lakeside!) than a little summer suspense. Check out The Dogs by Allan Stratton, an award-winning Canadian writer who will be in Winnipeg this September for Thin Air 2015, the Winnipeg International Writer’s Festival!

I’ll be partnering with the festival this year to keep you up-to-date on what’s going on, what to read, and what events to check out, so keep your eyes on the blog for more updates as we get closer to the festival. I’ll also be posting regular features on the Thin Air website (like this one on The Dogs), so be sure to check out their website frequently. Big names are coming to the festival this September (including Lawrence Hill, author of The Book of Negroes!) – you won’t want to miss it.

To prepare for TA2015, check out the newly released Summer Reading List. Even though I’m still chipping away at Jeff Rubin’s super-relevant The Carbon Bubble: What Happens to Us When It Bursts, and just started S.E. Grove’s The Golden Specific (the follow up to Grove’s amazing first novel The Glass Sentence – trust me, even though you’ll find these babies in the 9-12 section, these books are entertaining and sophisticated enough for all ages to enjoy!), I’m also about to dig into Méira Cook’s Nightwatching, out now and on the TA2015 reading list. PS: Méira Cook’s from Winnipeg!

Happy reading and stay cool!
Katrina