Wednesday October 2, 2013
Mia Anderson is the winner of the 2013 Montreal International Poetry Prize.
There were overs 2000 entries from 70 countries. Anderson took the top prize of 20-thousand dollars for her poem The Antenna.
Anderson is originally from Ontario, but she now lives in Pontneuf, Quebec.
Her poetry draws from her wide-ranging professional experiences.
She's worked as an actress in stage productions and radio dramas. She was the voice of the CBC Radio production of Margaret Atwood's The Journals of Suzanna Moodie.
Anderson has also worked as a farmer and shepherd. (Yes, we really do mean someone who herds sheep.)
She is also an ordained Anglican minister.
Mia Anderson graciously travelled from Pontneuf to our Montreal studio for this conversation with Cinq à Six host Jeanette Kelly.
Friday September 6, 2013
Or how about those Web sites that allow you to purchace shoes that look just like the red-soled Christian Louboutins -- but for a fraction of the price.
There are those who are fans of fashion fakes, and then there are those who think it's a crime.
Earlier this year New York councilwoman Margaret Chin submitted a bill that would could have fake fashionista paying more than they bargained for. Chin is suggesting a $1000 fine or up to a year in jail for buying counterfeit goods.
In her latest chick lit page-turner J'adore Paris, Eastern Townships-based author Isabelle Lafleche tackles the tricky topic of fake fashion.
Isabelle Laflèche also just released Carnet d'une romancière à Paris, a girls guide book to the city of lights. To enter to win a copy, tell us what you love most about Paris, or what you would most like to see if you have never visited.
Tuesday June 25, 2013
From selling crafts on Etsy to starting a small-scale catering company, at its best a DIY endeavour can allow people to express creativity while maintaining control over their schedules.
But author Emily Matchar says not only is dropping out of the traditional workforce financially risky, but it may also be bad for womens' role in society.
Listen to her interiew with Cinq à Six host Jeanette Kelly:
- October 2013
- September 2013
- Fri., 6 – Chick lit takes on fake fashion
- June 2013
- Tue., 25 – The pitfalls of DIY
- April 2013
- March 2013
- February 2013
- January 2013
- Tue., 8 – Quebec Writing Competition Winners
- December 2012
- November 2012
- October 2012
- Mon., 29 – Quebec Writing Competition shortlist
- May 2012
- Sat., 19 – Are all the artists red?
- January 2012
- December 2011
- Sat., 31 – Quebec Writing Competition Winners
- October 2011
- Sat., 22 – Quebec Writers' Federation Literary Awards
- September 2011
- Sat., 24 – Art: What's the Point?
- June 2011
- May 2011
- Sat., 21 – Culture Club + Guest DJ -- May 21, 2011
- April 2011
- Sat., 16 – Big bucks for writers
- January 2011
- Sat., 1 – Winning Words