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66 minutes | Jun 27, 2022
108 - Can't Lit - Emma Healey
Wlecome to summer! We have a glorious guest to cool things down with sparkling conversation, Emma Healey! We talk about her new memoir Best Young Woman Job Book, prose and prose poetry, writing about life and money, and bringing pugilism back to the literary. Also, bringing farm animals to the literary world. We have fun! This episode pairs well with an icy beverage!
65 minutes | May 30, 2022
107 - Can't Lit - Francine Cunningham
Hello! It's short story month and we talk to the multi-talented poet, writer and all around lovely person, Francine Cunnnigham about her new short story collection, God Isn't Here Today (Invisible Publishing 2022), how she writes character, how darkness and humour work together and what she's got coming up next. Jen gives some emotionally astute advice/thoughts and Dina talks about HEMORRHOIDS! Find out more about Francine at https://www.francinecunningham.ca/.
118 minutes | Apr 29, 2022
106 - Can't Lit Live! with Jason Purcell, Jónína Kirton & Tolu Oloruntoba
Happy Poetry Month! Sure, we waited until the end of the month to record out latest episode, but it's a pure poetry delight with three absolute superstar poets: Jason Purcell, Jónína Kirton and Tolu Oloruntoba. We talk about their new books, Purcell's Swollening (Arsenal Pulp Press), Kirton's Standing in a River of Time (Talonbooks) and Oloruntoba's Each One a Furnace. In addition to three stellar interviews Dina gets Jen, Jason, Tolu and Jónína to play a game of Name that Celebrity Poetry Book! Who will win?!
70 minutes | Mar 28, 2022
105 - Can't Lit - Jane Davidson
Hello listeners! This month we talk to the Artistic and Executive Director of the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts, Jane Davidson! We chat about planning a literary festival, pitches, amazing events and what it's been like running the festival for fifteen years. And as always, tangents, Rosie barks, rage and emotions.
66 minutes | Feb 28, 2022
104 - Can't Lit - Naben Ruthnum
Hello! This month we talk to the incredible writer and lovely person, Naben Ruthnum! In this episode we talk about his new novel, A Hero of Our Time, writing compelling dialogue, writing with humour, lies as storytelling, and so much more, including a tangent on Naben's cat and there are some important Rosie interjections. Rage and emotions and so much more! It's a fantastic conversation and very fun.
57 minutes | Jan 31, 2022
103- Can't Lit - Dina & Jen: Start Me Up
Happy New Year! We're here to shout into mics for another year. In this episode Dina and Jen talk about getting back to writing, what it looks like, or doesn't, how they keep notes, and what gets them back into their manuscripts after time away. They also weigh in on some important celebrity news!
94 minutes | Dec 23, 2021
102- Can't Lit - Can't Lit Holiday Fun Times Live!
Happy Holidays! Another live episode to celebrate the union of Can't Lit and Real Vancouver Writers' Series. Dina, Jen are joined by Sean Cranbury as co-host to talk about books we loved this year, what we want to leave behind in the literary world and what we want from 2022. And we're joined by special guests: Meghan Waitt, nathan dueck, Daniel Zomparelli, Dolina and Henry Del Bucchia! Listen, laugh, love! LOL! We love you all and wishing you the best, and Happy New Year! See you in 2022, kiddos!
78 minutes | Nov 29, 2021
101- Can't Lit - Ellie Sawatzky & Isabella Wang
Two poets! You bet. In this episode Jen and Dina talk to debut poets, Ellie Sawatzky (None of this Belongs to Me) and Isabella Wang (Pebble Swing) about their new collections out now with Nightwood editions. There is chatting about going from chapbook to full length collection, paying tribute to poets that came before, and narrative poems. Jen is feeling her feelings and Dina is angry about some stuff and there is one very surprising What Can't You With.
112 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
100- Can't Lit - Can't Lit Live 100!
Hello everyone! We finally made it to 100! This episode was recorded live in Crowdcast on October 22, 2021 and the guests were members of the audience. Daniel joined the regular hosts and Dina and Jen share 100 minutes of rage and emotion. Featuring appearances by: Sean Cranbury, Jenna Lyn Albert, Bianca Spence, Paul Vermeersch, Roxan Marucot, Cynara Geissler, Hannah McGregor, nathan dueck, Jake Byrne, Samantha Jones, Kelvin Kong and Meghan Waitt. Thanks for listening!
61 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
099- Can't Lit - Casey Plett
It's autumn and time to get cozy with a podcast. This episode we have the talented writer, editor, publisher and delight, Casey Plett! We talk about her new short story collection, A Dream of a Woman (Arsenal Pulp Press), writing with feeling, clothes, short story collection structure, and Wayne Gretzky branding. And to kick off the season, Dina makes Casey and Jen play Would You Rather: Fall Book Edition.
61 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
098- Can't Lit - Shashi Bhat
Hello listeners! This episode is a delightful treat with the writer, editor and instructor, Shashi Bhat! We talk about her new novel, The Most Precious Substance on Earth, novel writing, pop culture in fiction, writing with humour and, somehow, Woodstock '99. All that and other brief tangents we know you'll love, and the usual rage and emotions you trust.
59 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
097 - Can't Lit - Dina & Jen
This summer is real warm and his episode's hot topic: money! Dina and Jen talk about finances, crunching numbers, advances, events, and the strong feelings that go along with talking about what we're worth and what we're paid. The dogs are barking (Rosie and her friend Marty) and we open the show talking about one of our faves, Britney Spears.
76 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
096 - Can't Lit - Hilary Atleo
Summer is here and so are we, in podcast form! And we are thrilled to talk to the wonderful, smart and very fun, Hilary Atleo from Iron Dog Books. We discuss bookselling in a pandemic and in general, book discovery and pricing and summer reads. Three booksellers chatting about books and the book stuff. What more could you want? How about Jen feeling some things and Dina raging about onions. And Hilary gives us another incredible What Can't You With? Listen up and listen in. Iron Dog Books: https://irondogbooks.com/
70 minutes | May 31, 2021
095 - Can't Lit - Sarah Berman
Hello pod friends! We are here with an excellent episode and our very wonderful guest, Sarah Berman! We talk about her book, Don't Call it a Cult: The Shocking Story of Keith Raniere and the Women of NXIVM. We talk about organizing research, the craft of non-fiction, writing about difficult subjects, and hugs in a half-vaxxed world. Jen is emotional about the pandemic, and Dina is angry about technology and food. And Sarah delivers one of the best "What Can't You With," answers in Can't Lit history. Thanks for listening!
66 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
094 - Can't Lit - Dina Interviews Jen
We're back! And Jen has a new book of poetry (her debut!) so Dina interviews her about The Shadow List (Wolsak & Wynn, Buckrider Books), and we talk about voice, narrative, big feelings and pleather. And, if you missed emotions and rage, those are back too. Thanks for listening.
53 minutes | Dec 31, 2020
093 - Can't Lit - Top Ten 2020
We made it through 2020! Good for us! Dina & Jen decide to look back on what they liked about the year, in a loose, literary-adjacent way. What is in their top ten? Listen to find out! Thanks for listening. We love you.
47 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
092 - Can't Lit - Dina & Jen
Hello! In this episode Dina and Jen talk about writing in the year 2020. What's it like? Are we doing it? What's up with that? If you are or aren't writing we say good for you because everything is hard and also you deserve a break!
80 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
091 - Can't Lit - Marlowe Granados
Boo! Oh no. We didn't want to scare you. Just want you to know we have a new episode with the amazing writer, filmmaker, podcaster and style icon Marlowe Granados. We talk about her debut novel Happy Hour (out now with Flying Books), debuting a book during a pandemic, writing fun and smart characters, and yes, even ghosts!
55 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
090 - Can't Lit - Dina & Jen
Huge news! Not really. Well, we managed to record an episode! This time it's just Dina and Jen talking about the ugly, the bad and the good of literary stuff. We don't cover it all, but we cover some! And on the very good side we mention the authors and titles of some fall books we're very excited about. And there is talk of Rosie, Silver Springs and how we're doing right now. Spoiler: we're not great, we're fine-ish.
58 minutes | Jul 31, 2020
090 - Can't Lit - Daniel, Dina & Jen
Hosts past, present and future are all together to talk about books and stuff. They get into summer time sweatiness, talking to dogs in Italian, and talk about some spring and summer books they've read and loved and some they want to get to reading. Nemesis updates are available!
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