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November 2012- Archives

Jeff Warren, "Sperm Whales and the Flow of Knowledge"

In collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts, Canada Writes is proud to bring you "Close Encounters with Science": a series of personal stories about science or technology by winners of (and finalists for) the Governor General's Award for Nonfiction. In addition to presenting their original stories, we will also...

Christopher Dewdney, "The Incredible Shrinking Universe"

In conjunction with this year's Massey Lectures, Canada Writes is proud to bring you "Close Encounters with Science": a series of personal stories about science or technology by winners of (and finalists for) the Governor General's Award for Nonfiction. This series is a collaboration between CBC and the Canada Council for...

Glenn Dixon: "The Oldest Music in the World?"

In collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts, Canada Writes is proud to bring you "Close Encounters with Science": a series of personal stories about science or technology by winners of (and finalists for) the Governor General's Award for Nonfiction. In addition to presenting their original stories, we will also...

Sharon Butala, "The Brink"

In conjunction with this year's Massey Lectures, Canada Writes is proud to bring you "Close Encounters with Science": a series of personal stories about science or technology by winners of (and finalists for) the Governor General's Award for Nonfiction. This series is a collaboration between CBC and the Canada Council...

Lesley Evans Ogden, "In the Wake of a Whale"

In collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts, Canada Writes is proud to bring you "Close Encounters with Science": a series of personal stories about science or technology by winners of (and finalists for) the Governor General's Award for Nonfiction. In addition to presenting their original stories, we will also...

Bridget Stutchbury, "Saving the Butcher Bird"

In conjunction with this year's Massey Lectures, Canada Writes is proud to bring you "Close Encounters with Science": a series of personal stories about science or technology by winners of (and finalists for) the Governor General's Award for Nonfiction. This series is a collaboration between CBC and the Canada Council for...

Judy Wearing, "A Familiar Stranger"

Want to take our Close Encounters with Science writing challenge? To inspire you, our GG nominees and finalists have each recommended a "Writer to watch." Their Close Encounters will instruct and delight twice a week through November. Today, Governor General’s Award-winner  Karen Connelly recommends Judy Wearing:  "Judy Wearing’s writing is original, unexpected,...

Karen Connelly, "Seed"

In conjunction with this year's Massey Lectures, Canada Writes is proud to bring you "Close Encounters with Science": a series of personal stories about science or technology by winners of (and finalists for) the Governor General's Award for Nonfiction. This series is a collaboration between CBC and the Canada Council for...

Marcello Di Cintio: "Bored of the Flies"

Want to take our Close Encounters with Science writing challenge? To inspire you, our GG nominees and finalists have each recommended a "Writer to watch." Their Close Encounters will instruct and delight twice a week through November. Today, GG winner Wayson Choy recommends Marcello Di Cintio, saying: "Marcello Di Cintio's writing reflects...

Wayson Choy, "Still Flying at Nine"

In conjunction with this year's Massey Lectures, Canada Writes is proud to bring you "Close Encounters with Science": a series of personal stories about science or technology by winners of (and finalists for) the Governor General's Award for Nonfiction. This series is a collaboration between CBC and the Canada Council for...

Close Encounters with Science Challenge: Meet your judge

We're delighted to introduce you to the tech-savvy and culture-conscious judge of our Close Encounters with Science Challenge: CBC Radio "Spark" host and author Nora Young....

Pasha Malla takes the Magic 8

The author of People Park fields questions from the Canadian literati and pulls no punches on street-art inspiration, mining the low points and what drives him to drink....

A.R. Jardine, "Elevator Music by Sting"

Want to take our Close Encounters with Science writing challenge? To inspire you, our GG nominees and finalists have each recommended a "Writer to watch." Their Close Encounters will instruct and delight twice a week through November.Today, David Adams Richards recommends A.R. Jardine, who he calls "a brave and brilliant...

David Adams Richards, "Wondering"

In conjunction with this year's Massey Lectures, Canada Writes is proud to bring you "Close Encounters with Science": a series of personal stories about science or technology by winners of (and finalists for) the Governor General's Award for Nonfiction. This series is a collaboration between CBC and the Canada Council for...

Scott Fotheringham, "The Long View"

Want to take our Close Encounters with Science writing challenge? To inspire you, our GG nominees and finalists have each recommended a "Writer to watch." Their Close Encounters will instruct and delight twice a week through November. Today, Globe and Mail correspondent Stephanie Nolen recommends Scott Fotheringham. Here's what she had...

Stephanie Nolen, "Magical Chemistry"

In conjunction with this year's Massey Lectures, Canada Writes is proud to bring you "Close Encounters with Science": a series of personal stories about science or technology by winners of (and finalists for) the Governor General's Award for Nonfiction. This series is a collaboration between CBC and the Canada Council for...

D.W. Wilson takes the Magic 8

The author of the acclaimed story collection Once You Break A Knuckle fields questions from the Canadian literati—and, in doing so, reveals the one song he can play on the ukulele. What is the Magic 8? 8 random questions. From Canadian writers. To Canadian writers.How does it work? We asked some...

James Munson, "Mapping the frontier"

Want to take our Close Encounters with Science writing challenge? To inspire you, our GG nominees and finalists have each recommended a "Writer to watch." Their Close Encounters will instruct and delight twice a week through November. Today, Denise Chong, author of The Concubine's Children, recommends James Munson. Here's what...

Denise Chong, "Water Log"

In conjunction with this year's Massey Lectures, Canada Writes is proud to bring you "Close Encounters with Science": a series of personal stories about science or technology by winners of (and finalists for) the Governor General's Award for Nonfiction. This series is a collaboration between CBC and the Canada Council for...

Canada Writes: Close Encounters with Science

For the month of November, we're teaming up with the Massey Lectures and the Canada Council for the Arts to bring you true stories of close encounters with science and technology....




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