Interviews

Susan Juby is the best-selling author of the internationally popular Alice MacLeod books, recently made into a television series, and the critically acclaimed novels Getting the Girl and Another Kind of Cowboy. Her work has won such awards as the Sheila A.

Geoffrey Reaume is an Associate Professor in the Critical Disability Studies Graduate Program at York University.

Books.Torontoist Editor and Author James Grainger will have a lively chat with CBC Producer Tom Jokinen about his memoir Curtains: Adventures Of An Undertaker In Training (Random House Canada) at this week’s TINARS event.

Noted poet, music journalist and author Liz Worth has just penned the first ever chronicle of the early Toronto punk scene, Treat Me Like Dirt: An Oral History Of Punk In Toronto And Beyond (1977-81) (Bongo Beat Books). On the eve of the TINARS launch for her eagerly awaited book, Worth sat down with Winston, our old school punk penguin.

Stacey May Fowles is an author, journalist and editor. She has contributed to numerous online and print periodicals, notably Open Book Toronto, Torontoist, Broken Pencil and The Walrus Magazine. Her first novel, Be Good (Tightrope Books), was published to wide acclaim and remains one of the bestselling titles in the Small Press section at Pages Books.

At the debut of the She’s Shameless anthology on Tuesday June 23, novelist Ibi Kaslik will conduct the inaugural TINARS writing workshop with teenaged girls. Ibi took a moment today to give Winston the lowdown on this new venture.

Veteran artist, designer and author Barbara Klunder is one of the headliners at ‘totstock 09’ on June 21. She and Winston spent last Sunday dancing on Ward’s Island, to celebrate The Animal’s Day.

As veteran CBC broadcaster Jowi Taylor gets ready to launch the chronicle of his Six String Nation project next Tuesday at the Gladstone, he takes a moment to trade a few riffs with Winston.

 

W: People usually put historical artifacts in museums. Why did you want to turn them into a guitar?

What is the Luminato Festival Of Arts And Creativity (June 5-14) all about? Winston gets the inside story from Devyani Saltzman, Curator of the Luminato Literary Program.

W: What is the mandate for the Luminato Literary Program?

How is celebrated filmmaker Guy Maddin getting ready for "Attack Of The Winnipeg Hockey Moms", the Toronto launch of My Winnipeg? He and Winston shoot the puck, back and forth.

W: How do Winnipeg Hockey Moms differ from their counterparts in other Canadian cities?