Words To Go Podcast

Author Carole Giangrande hosts WORDS TO GO, a showcase for up-and-coming writers, great reads and the spoken word. If you're a listener who'd love a few quiet moments with a story well told, join us. If you're reading something great, tell us why it grabs you -- and we'll tell the world!

The Podcasts

Welcome to our podcast, where Carole's stories run the gamut from New York's beautiful Poets' House to the "yuck" factor in a little kid's backpack, courtesy of humourist Joanne Carnegie. And there's more. Think the Middle East is full of humourless folks who never have fun? Chuck that stereotype and rock on with Alaa Al Aswany's classic Egyptian novel, The Yacoubian Building. We love reading and promoting your published work, so send us your stories, poems and essays. Check for guidelines at carolegiangrande.com and follow WORDS TO TO PODCAST on Facebook. 

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It's spring and time for a fresh new garden of literary goodies on WORDS TO GO.  Carole tries out an e-reader for the first time (but doesn't take it to the check-out), then reads Ann McArdle's first work of fiction called "Tomorrow." And she reviews a brand-new novel — Farzana Doctor's  Six Metres of Pavement, with pages that turn by themselves. We love reading your published stories and poetry. For submission guidelines, go to www.carolegiangrande.com. Follow us on Facebook at WORDSTOGOPODCAST.

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WORDS TO GO visits the Middle East as Carole takes a look at some haunting Arabic fiction. Listen to a short story from Libya's Mohammad Al-Asfar, from the global literary website, Words Without Borders. Also, a review of a classic novella, Men In The Sun, by the Palestinian writer Ghassan Kanafani. On the lighter side, what's TV and rock'n roll got to do with the forty days of Christian Lent? Sit back and listen as our host connects the weirdest dots. Check out our Facebook page and send us your published stories, poems and book picks — we love to hear from you.

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February blahs got you down? It's a sunny day in our WORDS TO GO studio, where Carole encounters a toddler with a tiny tablet computer, and then reviews a true tale of a beer-drinking, artillery-toting soldier-bear. Then sit back and listen as she reads you a beautiful story from award-winning author Marsha Lee Berkman. We always enjoy hearing from you, and you can post comments on our Facebook page. Our listeners span the globe, so if you write in English, we'd love to read your published stories and poetry. And Carole's now posting her book reviews to her blog at carolesbooktalk.wordpress.com.

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New year, new words — Carole's back with some winter treats, so curl up in front of the fire and listen up. This week, a reading from Bruce Meyer's memoir of a life devoted to the love of words and language. Also, a review of To The End Of The Land, David Grossman's epic novel of a long walk through Israel, and the woman hiker who tells stories to keep her soldier-son alive. We love hearing from writers! Send us your published prose and poetry. Check out our guidelines at www.carolegiangrande.com. Our Facebook page is WORDS TO GO PODCAST.

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Join us this week for some good news on WORDS TO GO — a new study proves you're never too old to publish...and for short story writers, there's a new online publisher just for you. We'll hear poetry from Paul Tyler's outstanding first collection A Short History of Forgetting, and a review of Ava Homa's Echoes From The Other Land, stories set in her native Iran. We love to hear from you! Follow us on Facebook and tell us your book-picks. To submit published fiction, creative nonfiction or poetry, check out our guidelines at www.carolegiangrande.com.

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Any number can play: on WORDS TO GO, Carole talks up micro-mini online literary mags, where you, the writer, get to play editor and publisher — for free! Also tune in for a story by award-winning west-coast writer ASPenne. Do you remember the name of the co-winner of the 2010 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest? Carole's one-half of the duo — but this time around, she reviews the brand-new work of fellow Klonskyite Reinhard Filter. His novella's called Retina Green, and it's a winner. Carole loves reading your published stories and poems out loud. For guidelines, check out our Facebook page at WORDS TO GO PODCAST, or visit Carole's website at www.carolegiangrande.com.

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Let's celebrate! In honour of WORDS TO GO's first birthday, Carole offers a lineup of fantastic  "firsts" -- a story from Ava Homa's debut collection of powerful fiction set in Iran, and a first novel from TV and film director Paul Almond that makes Canadian history rock! Plus a singing chorus of birthday-party crashers, edible technology from the Internet Bakery and a big welcome to our newest listeners in China, Pakistan, India and points beyond! Send us your published prose and poetry -- check out guidelines at www.carolegiangrande.com. Comments or feedback? Visit our Facebook page at WORDS TO GO PODCAST. 

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Welcome to our brand-new Fall season of WORDS TO GO, as Carole asks the question: Why write fiction, anyway? Don't worry -- there's plenty of new fiction (and poetry and humour!) in store, so stay tuned, dear listener. This episode features short fiction by Lola Lemire Tostevin plus capsule reviews of three knock'em-dead classic novellas plus info on how to submit your published work and your favourite book picks. If you'd like to come to one of Carole's readings, go to www.carolegiangrande.com for more info, and click on "Carole's Booktalk."

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