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b4b s2 e18: Eden Mills Festival Hodge Podge

In book club, radio show on August 30, 2012 at 11:44 am

“I think I’ve always had an oppositional personality when it comes to prescriptive media”
Inaugural Schmulitzer Prize Recipient, Peter Bradley

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Eden Mills Soft Launch (b4b – s2.e18)

Summer’s Summaries
A Monday night book launch for The Western Light (with accompanying a capella) steered expertly by Susan Swan’s Sexual Gothic troupe; and a Wednesday night premiere screening of Northwords (with live appearances by Director Geoff Morrison and authors Noah Richler and Alissa York)… I catch a whiff of the Eden Mills Writers Festival, and the waning of sweet summer, do you smell it?

We read from Lorna Crozier’s new collection of prose poems, The Book of Marvels: a compendium of everyday things (Dan: “Shakers”; Peter: “Vacuum”); we frolicked through the idea of Paul Auster’s new family memoir, “Winter Journal”; and holy guacamole is it ever a rich season of releases in Your Local Independent Bookstore: Salman Rushdie’s Joseph Anton, Ian McEwan’s Sweet Tooth, Michael Chabon’s Telegraph Avenue, for example. (!)

Music We Played
Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan – About To Die
Matthew E White – Big Inner – Big Love
Liminanas – Crystal Anis – Longanisse
Staff Benda Bilili – Bouger Le Monde! – Bilang


Radio Book Club v1: The Selected Works Of T.S. Spivet (by Reif Larsen)

In book club on June 28, 2011 at 2:23 pm

We’re happy to launch the first edition of the Books For Breakfast Radio Book Club.
Tonight we’ll be meeting at 8pm at the downtown Douglas St location of Red Brick Cafe to discuss The Selected Works Of T.S. Spivet, the innovative debut by Reif Larsen. The book tracks the journey of 12 year old genius cartographer T.S Spivet as he makes his way across America to the Smithsonian, where a fellowship awaits him. They don’t know he’s 12, and he doesn’t know how to get to Washington from Montana.

On Thursday’s show, we’ll bring the questions and comments that come out of this book club to author Reif Larsen, as we interview him live on the radio show.

Hope to see some of you out tonight!