What does writing sound like? From poetry on stage to literature on the radio, this panel considers—and listens to—the noisy conversation between audio and creative language.
Damian Rogers is the author of Dear Leader (Coach House Books, 2015) and Paper Radio (ECW Press, 2009). She is the poetry editor at House of Anansi Press, the creative director of Poetry in Voice/Les voix de la poésie, the poetry editor at The Walrus and co-host with Jason Collett of the music and literary performance series the Basement Revue.
Tom Howell wrote definitions for the Canadian Oxford Dictionary and thesaurus entries for the Canadian Oxford Thesaurus before abandoning serious work. He became the in-house word nerd on CBC Radio's language show, And Sometimes Y, which involved rewriting Fowler's Modern English Usage as an opera, composing the "Phoenician Alphabet Song," and other important cultural tasks. Then he took a job as poetry correspondent for CBC's The Next Chapter.
Katherine McLeod is finishing a book about CBC Radio's broadcasts of Canadian poetry in the 1950s and 1960s. She is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the SpokenWeb project and the Department of English at Concordia University. She's also a flamenco dancer and performs regularly with a range of artists in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.
Jessica Duffin Wolfe is the editor-in-chief of The Toronto Review of Books and Creative Director at Colour Story, an editorial web development and design studio. She has a PhD in nineteenth-century fiction and book history and has taught literature and design history at the Ontario College of Art and Design University and the University of Toronto.