As Canada Day and the Fourth of July are just on the horizon, we thought we’d talk about fireworks, CanLit, and an exciting announcement by a well-known American author!

 

Fireworks are happening tonight (July 26th, 2017) on the Windsor/ Detroit waterfronts at 9:55 pm!

 

If you’re looking for a Canadian/ American read, check out The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King.

 

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green will be coming out October 10th!

 

Harmonica segment: let us know who your favourite Canadian author is! Tweet us @hardcoverradio!

 

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Video games! There’s a reason we play them, and a lot of it has to do with story…

 

This episode focuses mostly on Overwatch and RiME (but we talk about other games too!)

 

Our friend, Steve Saylor – who’s been a guest on Hardcover – is legally blind, and this is his experience with VR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBMVZJLwgQo

 

Today’s harmonica segment: what’s your favourite video game and why? (Or what’s your favourite game for each console?) Tweet us about it @hardcoverradio!

 

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We’re happy to have Janine Marley back with us to talk about theatre and her ongoing directing projects!

 

Coming up this weekend, Paper-Knife Theatre presents Runaway!

 

Don’t miss The Edge Productions show, The Boys in the Band!

 

Janine has also done work with Groundling Theatre Company in Toronto! You can read Janine’s reviews on the Stratford Festival Review page or on her theatre blog A View from the Box.

 

You can follow Janine on Twitter @thetheatregirl

 

 

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We’re thrilled to be interviewing Vancouver poet Johnny MacRae!

 

You can find Johnny on Facebook, Twitter, or on his website!

 

Check out his spoken word featured in Mouth Music on bandcamp!

 

This week’s harmonica segment: send us your best spoonerism poem @hardcoverradio!

 

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This week, we’re honoured to have Slam Master Ashley VanWyck on the show! Never been to a slam before? We’ll be talking about what the Windsor Poetry Slam is like, as well as featuring one of Ashley’s poems!

 

Follow the Windsor Poetry Slam on Facebook, their website, or on Instagram!

 

Windsor Poetry Slam is the 4th Tuesday of every month at Phog Lounge.

 

Harmonica Segment: write us a haiku! You can tweet that to us @hardcoverradio!

 

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Today, we’re talking about writing with André Narbonne! We’re also thrilled to feature readings from Twelve Miles to Midnight and You Were Here.

 

André’s short story collection, Twelve Miles to Midnight is shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed award!

 

You can find his recent poetry collection, You Were Here, through Flat Singles Press or locally at Biblioasis!

 

Today’s harmonica segment: write a poem about a childhood memory or experience. You can tweet us about it @hardcoverradio.

 

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Today, we’re talking about Margaret Atwood and her dystopian fiction!

 

 

Don’t miss Margaret Atwood’s reading at the University of Windsor Thursday, May 11th at 12:00 pm. Check out UWindsor’s website for more information.

 

This week’s harmonica segment: pick up a Margaret Atwood novel and let us know what you think! Tweet us your thoughts @hardcoverradio!

 

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What makes horror unique? What should aspiring sci-fi and horror writers do to get their names out there? What are all those buttons on Darth Vadar’s chest plate for? We talk about all of this and more with local author Christian Laforet!

 

Christian’s first collection, The Space Between Houses, started out as a writing blog.

 

No Light Tomorrow, featuring stories by Christian Laforet and Ben Van Dongen, is available through their publishing imprint, Adventure Worlds Press!

 

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We’re so thrilled to have cozy mystery author Ellie Alexander back for another Hardcover interview!

 

Her Bakeshop Mystery series combines baking, the Shakespeare-infused tourist town of Ashland, and murder! You can find her books on her website or on Amazon.

 

Keep an eye out for her 7th book, A Crime of Passion Fruit, coming out this June.

 

Also exciting is her upcoming beer-flavoured series, Death on Tap!

 

Listen to our first interview with Ellie here.

 

Today’s harmonica segment: immerse yourself in a particular place, and write a scene about it! Or, send us 6 beer-inspired puns @hardcoverradio

 

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