Episode 2: Poetic Storytelling

Photo by Miranda Lynn Photography.
Photo by Miranda Lynn Photography.

Hello listeners!

There are lots of exciting things in store for you in Episode 2! We start off with a recap of the Thin Air, the Winnipeg International Writer’s Festival (I hope you got a chance to attend an event this past week!). We also hear from Mike Johnston, member of the Winnipeg Poetry Slam Team about poetry as a powerful form of storytelling – my sister makes a surprise guest appearance!

Make sure you listen straight to the end of the episode, because that’s where you’ll learn about how to enter to win a copy of Elizabeth Hay’s new book His Whole Life.

Next week, I interview Manitoba author (and former CreComm instructor!) Armin Wiebe about his new book Armin’s Shorts, out now. I’ll also be announcing the winner of our very first book giveaway!

Thanks for listening and happy reading,
Katrina

Book giveaway coming your way!

Hello readers,

With a new podcast episode on its way (Monday!), I want to let you in a little not-so-secret-secret – to celebrate the launch of the Literally, Katrina podcast, I’m giving away a book! Exciting!

Hay's 9th book, His Whole Life, is out now!
Hay’s 9th book, His Whole Life, is out now!

As a thank you to all of you for listening to Episode 1 and subscribing to the podcast, I will be giving away a copy of His Whole Life, by Giller Prize-winning author Elizabeth Hay.

Hay was in Winnipeg this week promoting His Whole Life at Thin Air, the Winnipeg International Writer’s Festival, which wraps up tonight with After Words at 8pm at the Centre culturel franco-manitobain (CCFM). For instructions on how to enter to win His Whole Life, be sure to check out Episode 2 on Monday, September 28th.

Speaking of the podcast, I’ve got great news – you can now subscribe to Literally, Katrina on iTunes and on the Apple Podcast App! Subscribing to the podcast ensures that you get access to new episodes as soon as they’re up – worth it! I’m also happy to announce that I have a brand-new Pinterest board up and running, dedicated purely to books. I’m a literary pinning machine, so get excited for some excellent Harry Potter pins (I’m a little obsessed!).

Until Monday, happy reading!
Katrina

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!

Be sure to subscribe to the Literally, Katrina blog for updates and podcast episodes! You can also find the podcast on iTunes (coming soon!). Follow me on Twitter @LitKatrina and like the Literally, Katrina page on Facebook for more bookish fun. Thanks for listening!

Happy reading,
Katrina