Words To Go Podcast

Author Carole Giangrande hosts WORDS TO GO, a showcase for new writers and the spoken word, now heard in over twenty countries around the world. If you're a listener who'd love a few quiet moments with a story well told, or if you'd like to catch up with the best in new poetry, join us at WORDS TO GO. Writers' guidelines are at www.carolegiangrande.com/podcasts.

The Podcasts

WORDS TO GO PODCAST is about to...go. After fifty shows, Carole's decided to hang up her headset, sack the cool audio software and sign off for now. Up ahead? More space for writing and reading your excellent work. A big thank you to all the writers whose creativity has made these hours of programming worthwhile, and to all the listeners who've downloaded W2G over twenty thousand times in thirty-five countries. Two final features today: selections from poet Robyn Sarah's collection Pause For Breath, and the last word goes to Carole, reading from her soon-to-be-published novella, Midsummer. You can still download all fifty podcasts at http://www.wordstogopodcast.com. Thank you for listening.

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Welcome to this month's podcast of WORDS TO GO, and while spring's slow getting started in these parts, spring's also the season when publishers hatch new books and hope they fly. Carole has a brand-new novel in her podcast nest called Head Games by Toronto writer Erika Rummel. Identity's a big theme in this work, so if you've ever felt you were someone other than yourself, if you thought you might like to try living in someone else's skin, if you've wondered whether your friends and loved ones were not exactly who they claimed to be, then this psychological labyrinth might just be your winding road to a good read. Submissions? We're winding down. Stay tuned for one more show.

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Today's podcast features a beautiful memoir by poet Carla Funk, who describes her reconnecting with a difficult and dying father. "Returning" weaves together the seasons of nature with the waxing and waning of a man's life. The work was awarded the 2012 Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize. Whether or not you've won a prize, we celebrate your published prose and poetry on WORDS TO GO. For submission guidelines, go to Carole's website at www.carolegiangrande.com.

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WORDS TO GO is back on track, and while the audio-file crash wasn't pretty, the brand-new upgrade is a pleasure! So join us -- finally! -- for a wonderful selection of poetry from Robyn Sarah's eleventh collection, along with a moving story by Kelly Watt that unravels a daughter's grief for a loss of a mother whose life she struggles to understand. Send us your published prose and poetry -- we're always looking for up-and-coming writers. For submission guidelines, check out "Podcasts" at www.carolegiangrande.com.

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If you are wondering, dear listener, what's happened to WORDS TO GO, here's the story: After a good long holiday break, Carole set out yesterday to record a brand-new podcast, and in the process of doing the music mix, the audio software crashed. Unable to recover the files, she decided to do the whole thing over. Podcast recorded, edited, mixed and saved; all that was left was to export it to an mp3 file and then — you guessed it — crash #2, bye-bye podcast.

It was a very bad day.

The takeaway: It's time to update W2G's geriatric software. Please bear with us — we will be back! 

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Join WORDS TO GO for a celebration of our third anniversary online — downloaded over 17,000 times in 35 countries! Carole digs in to a triple-decker feast of writing: Melanie Dugan's modern take on the ancient myth of the four seasons; Gerard Beirne's beautiful meditative poetry and David Koulack's funny yet poignant story of a mother and son's impossible tug-of-war. Published prose, poetry and essays welcome. For submission guidelines, check out Podcasts at http://www.carolegiangrande.com.  

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Join us as WORDS TO GO ferries its way across a wilderness lake in the Rockies with author Wade Bell. Today's featured story, "Mountains and Rivers and an Arctic Sea" takes us inside the imagination of a nine year-old boy as he accompanies his dad on a tourist boat in the wilderness. His world includes extraordinary beauty, real and imagined — moose, bears, mountain ranges, fearful icebergs, hidden spirits and the haunting music of a violin. Whatever you imagine as a writer, we always welcome your published prose and poetry. Submission guidelines at http://www.carolegiangrande.com/podcasts.giangrande-html

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Fall's just about here — the season for brand-new books and, hopefully, the time to read them. Don't have the time? You've come to the right place...join us for WORDS TO GO's mini-book launch as Carole reads from Eva Tihanyi's new poetry collection Flying Underwater, and Susan Glickman's latest novel, The Tale Teller, a gender-bender setting sail for eighteenth-century New France. Wherever you're sailing, you're in good company — and we'd love to read your published stories, poetry, essays and novel excerpts. Submission guidelines at http://www.carolegiangrande.com/podcasts.giangrande-html

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As summer slowly winds down, the living may be easy at WORDS TO GO, but the writing will make you sit up and listen! Carole's back from a summer break with a beautiful poem by Marilyn Gear Pilling called "That Father," followed by Kevin Couture's award-winning short story, "How To Rescue A Bear Cub." (A cottager's nightmare, but a subtle and moving sketch). The two works are reflections - direct and indirect - on the quality of our parents, both human and ursine. Whatever your reflections, we love to read your published prose and poetry on air. Check out guidelines for submission under "podcasts" at www.carolegiangrande.com.

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It's been a very busy season, and try as I might, I haven't found time to produce a June episode of WORDS TO GO. Now I'm ready for a much-needed summer break. I'll be away for the month of July, and I hope that by mid-August, I'll be back reading and sorting through some of the best in prose and poetry for a new podcast season. Meanwhile, please continue to submit your published work, and check out the guidelines at www.carolegiangrande.com. Have a great summer!

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