The Wordstock Sudbury Podcast
David Giuliano on Writing Northern Ontario Stories

David Giuliano on Writing Northern Ontario Stories

September 25, 2021

In his debut novel, The Undertaking of Billy Buffone, David Giuliano paints a vivid picture of a tight-knit Northern Ontario community filled with deep love and dark secrets. As the community’s new preacher, Catherine, settles into Twenty Six Mile House, she befriends the local undertaker, Billy Buffone, and discovers the many deep connections that bind together - and tear apart - the people of this small town. 

In our interview, Giuliano discusses his techniques for crafting rich descriptive landscapes and how he managed to balance heartbreak and joy when writing characters that have trauma as part of their history. 

 

You can purchase The Undertaking of Billy Buffone directly from the publisher website here: https://latitude-46-publishing.myshopify.com/products/the-undertaking-of-billy-buffone

You can find more of David's work here: https://davidgiulianoca.wordpress.com 

 

 

 

Intro music by Alex Gauvin. 

Episode 12: Talking Writing Craft with Rosanna Battigelli

Episode 12: Talking Writing Craft with Rosanna Battigelli

September 10, 2021

On this episode of the Wordstock Sudbury Podcast, dear friend of the festival, Rosanna Battigelli, talks all about writing craft, how she creates dynamic characters that jump off the page and how she finds community among other writers. Be sure to check out her new short story collection Pigeon Soup and Other Stories. 

 

Find out more about Rosanna's work and where to get her books by visiting:

https://www.rosannabattigelli.com

https://www.inanna.ca/product/pigeon-soup-and-other-stories/

 

 

 

Intro music by Alex Gauvin. 

Ep. 11: Nathaniel G. Moore-Author, Publicist, Small Press Activist

Ep. 11: Nathaniel G. Moore-Author, Publicist, Small Press Activist

July 6, 2021

On this episode of the Wordstock Sudbury Podcast, Nathaniel G. Moore talks about his collection Honorarium that covers his time as a cultural worker in the Canadian arts. Moore is also the founder of MooreHype, where he works as a literary publicist, helping authors and publishers get their stories in front of readers across Canada. 

 

Listeners can find MooreHype on instagram, twitter and LinkedIn @Moorehype or on their website at http://www.moorehype.com 

For more information on independent book stores in Canada: https://www.newpages.com/independent-bookstores/canada-bookstores

To see Moore's paintings: https://halfmoonary.com/collections/notho-paintings 

 

Intro music by Alex Gauvin. 

Ep.10: Bookstagram & Book Clubs - Finding Literary Community w/ Sarah Cotnam

Ep.10: Bookstagram & Book Clubs - Finding Literary Community w/ Sarah Cotnam

May 26, 2021

This episode of the Wordstock Sudbury Podcast is all about the literary communities found traditionally in book clubs and now through 'bookstagram' - a fresh and exciting way for readers to come together to discuss all things books. We dive into this world with Sarah Cotnam, who wears many hats including as the Chair of the Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival Board of Directors and as the face behind the bookstagram account @more.books.than.days. 

 

To get involved with the Wordstock Sudbury Book Club: 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/WordstockSudburyLitFest

Facebook (Book Club Group) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/212645960573532 

Email - info@wordstocksudbury.ca 

Upcoming book for June 2021 is Kerry Clare's Waiting for a Star to Fall.  

 

 

Intro music by Alex Gauvin

Episode 9: Poetry Month with Kim Fahner

Episode 9: Poetry Month with Kim Fahner

April 23, 2021

On this episode of the Wordstock Sudbury Podcast, you're invited to celebrate poetry month with one of Sudbury's past Poet Laureates and talented writers, Kim Fahner. In this conversation, we talk the nature of poetry in our lives and how it has changed since the pandemic as well as writing advice for emerging poets. 

Find out more about Kim's work at: https://www.kimfahner.com 

 

Intro music by Alex Gauvin. 

Episode 8: Tanya Neumeyer Talks Poetry Slam

Episode 8: Tanya Neumeyer Talks Poetry Slam

March 30, 2021

Listeners are invited to explore the wonderful world of poetry slam in this interview with Toronto-based poet, organizer and educator, Tanya Neumeyer. 

Check out more about Tanya and the Toronto Poetry Slam community at: 

https://www.torontopoetryslam.ca

https://www.tanyaneumeyer.com

 

Intro music by Alex Gauvin

Episode 7: Madhur Anand

Episode 7: Madhur Anand

February 27, 2021

This episode of the Wordstock Sudbury Podcast features Dr. Madhur Anand, festival alumni and author of This Red Line Goes Straight To Your Heart: A Memoir in Halves which is a captivating and distinct memoir about the partition of India, the immigrant experience and the importance of a family's stories. In addition to her work as a Canadian poet, Dr. Madhur Anand is a professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph.

Music by Alex Gauvin. 

Episode 6: Eleanor Albanese

Episode 6: Eleanor Albanese

January 17, 2021

On this episode of the Wordstock Sudbury Podcast, award-winning Canadian artist, Eleanor Albanese speaks about the deep family ties that shaped her novel If Tenderness Be Gold and explains the depth of research that was required when writing this historical novel. 

 

 

 

Music by: Alex Gauvin

 

Episode 5: Waubgeshig Rice

Episode 5: Waubgeshig Rice

December 27, 2020

On this episode of the Wordstock Sudbury Podcast, critically-acclaimed author Waubgeshig Rice sits down to talk about his national bestseller, Moon of the Crusted Snow, the upcoming sequel and how his writing process has changed since becoming a full-time writer. 

 

 

Music by: Alex Gauvin

Episode 4: Danny Ramadan

Episode 4: Danny Ramadan

November 20, 2020

On this episode of The Wordstock Sudbury Podcast, we sit down with Danny Ramadan, author of Clothesline Swing and the children's book Salma the Syrian Chef. Take a listen as we discuss what it means to write about the refugee experience  in a rich and meaningful way. Danny also shares the unique challenges of promoting a children's book and being a newly appointed Writer in Residence during a pandemic. 

 

New intro music by Alex Gauvin. 

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