Audio Archives

Photo credit: Tim Matheson 2009The VWF presents audio archives of Festival events with Canadian and international writers. Each event listed below has a short ‘teaser’ clip you can listen to for a taste of the full recording. Click on the Listen to the Full Recording >> next to each event for the full audio segment and to read more about the event and the writer.

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Listing of Audio Archives available:

Does your heritage affect how and what you write? For some “Chinese Canadian” authors, the answer is undeniably tense.
Recorded at the Revue Stage on Saturday, October 22, 2011.
Listen to a clip (02:51):

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What happens when government doesn’t value culture? Yann Martel speaks about his attempt to educate Prime Minister Harper on the concept of stillness.
Recorded at Studio 1398 October 22, 2010.
Listen to a clip (02:17):

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To Richard Ford, Canada is not just the name of our country but a landscape to tell great fiction.
Recorded at Frederic Wood Theatre on Monday, May 28, 2012.
Listen to a clip (03:15):

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No matter how a short story writer gathers their information, one challenge is certainly unavoidable: Where to begin?
Recorded at Studio 1398 on Sunday, October 24, 2010.
Listen to a clip (04:32):

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Hear the wonderful Ali Smith read a short story which, at one point, she thought would be her “Last.”
Recorded at Performance Works on Sunday, October 24, 2010.
Listen to a clip (02:00):

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Go beyond the ‘typical’ comic book and learn about graphic novels that explore everyday life and everyday relationships.
Recorded at the Waterfront Theatre on Friday, October 22, 2010.
Listen to a clip (02:13):

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There are consequences to living the ‘ideal’ life, no matter your generation.
Recorded at the Revue Stage on Friday, October 21, 2011.
Listen to a clip (02: 31):

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Cozy up with David Mitchell for his yet unheard “folk historic science fiction” short story, “Decipheners.”
Recorded at Playwrights Theatre Centre on Saturday, October 23, 2010.
Listen to a clip (01:43):

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The genesis for a great book can develop from the most accidental of moments.
Recorded at PTC Studio on Saturday, October 23, 2010.
Listen to a clip (03:33):

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Experience the thrill of old Montreal, through flutes and whistles and a dramatic story of corruption and murder.
Recorded at the Revue Stage on Wednesday, October 19, 2011.
Listen to a clip (02:45):

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