Apr 20, 2013 | 8:18WAM Tanya Shirley Audio
WAM Tanya Shirley Apr 20, 2013 | 8:18Tanya Shirley is a Jamaica-born poet whose debut collection of poems, She Who Sleeps With Bones, was a Jamaican best-seller in 2009.
Apr 14, 2013 | 6:02WAM WAM April 13-14 Joan Sullivan Audio
WAM WAM April 13-14 Joan Sullivan Apr 14, 2013 | 6:02I received a press release from MUN recently that said "As of April 1, Newfoundland and Labrador's oldest magazine, the Newfoundland Quarterly, officially became a public engagement unit of Memorial University."
The Quarterly has been around for many y
Apr 14, 2013 | 9:58WAM WAM April 13-14 Claire Wilkshire Audio
WAM WAM April 13-14 Claire Wilkshire Apr 14, 2013 | 9:58Claire Wilkshire is a freelance writer, editor, translator and teacher.
Now she is a novelist.
Breakwater Books recently launched Claire's first novel, Maxine, a book about writing and about discovery. I spoke with Claire this week.
Apr 14, 2013 | 17:20WAM WAM April 13-14 Liner Notes - Adam McGrath Audio
WAM WAM April 13-14 Liner Notes - Adam McGrath Apr 14, 2013 | 17:20Time for Liner Notes, and this morning we feature Adam McGrath & The Tearjerkers with their new CD, "My Colour Red"
The band is lead by Adam McGrath on vocals/guitar, Mark Peddle on Bass, Jon Ledrew on Guitar and Adam Staple on Drums/Backup Vocals. Th
Apr 13, 2013 | 13:29WAM WAM April 13-14 Chad Pelley Audio
WAM WAM April 13-14 Chad Pelley Apr 13, 2013 | 13:29Chad Pelley is one busy award-winning writer. His short stories have been published all across the country, added to textbooks, and anthologizes. He runs the literary blog Salty Ink, and his debut novel, Away From Everywhere, was a Coles Best-seller and i
Apr 7, 2013 | 8:34WAM WAM April 6-7 Mayor Dennis O'Keefe Audio
WAM WAM April 6-7 Mayor Dennis O'Keefe Apr 7, 2013 | 8:34At least 16 cruise ships are expected to rumble into St. John's Harbour this year.
Thats a lot of tourists, and the hope, of course, is that they arrive looking to lighten their wallets.
A rousing welcome never hurts, and with that in mind, the city of
Apr 7, 2013 | 18:28WAM WAM April 6-7 Liner Notes - Rod Caines Audio
WAM WAM April 6-7 Liner Notes - Rod Caines Apr 7, 2013 | 18:28Rod Caines comes from a west coast family whose roots extend through several decades of Newfoundland music. If you go back to the 1970's and 80's you'll recall bands like the String Busters, Garrison Hill, and TNT.
It took him a while to get around t
Apr 7, 2013 | 10:26WAM WAM April 6-7 Noreen Golfman Audio
WAM WAM April 6-7 Noreen Golfman Apr 7, 2013 | 10:26Perhaps there was a moment of silence at your local cinema last night. If there wasn't, there should have been.
For many people, Roger Ebert was the movies.
He was the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize. His reviews appeared in over 200 newspa
Apr 6, 2013 | 8:18WAM WAM: Lori Deeley on CNA cuts Audio
WAM WAM: Lori Deeley on CNA cuts Apr 6, 2013 | 8:18It's been a rough few weeks for staff and students at the College of the North Atlantic .
More than 100 jobs are being axed as a result of the recent provincial budget. That means classes and programs are being cut, including the Visual Arts Program.
Mar 30, 2013 | 8:25WAM WAM March 30 - Steady Rain Audio
WAM WAM March 30 - Steady Rain Mar 30, 2013 | 8:25When Aiden Flynn, artistic director of Rabbittown Theatre took up the position of Manager of Programming and Partnerships for the Arts and Culture Centres, some of us thought he might have stepped away from Rabbittown and from acting.
Well, nothing cou
Mar 30, 2013 | 11:03WAM WAM March 30 - Finance minister Jerome Kennedy Audio
WAM WAM March 30 - Finance minister Jerome Kennedy Mar 30, 2013 | 11:03Finance minister Jerome Kennedy brought down his first budget on Tuesday this past week and the effects will be felt by everybody in the province, everywhere in the province.
Workers in the arts and cultural sectors prove no exception.
Mar 24, 2013 | 9:23WAM WAM March 23-24 Kelly Hill Audio
WAM WAM March 23-24 Kelly Hill Mar 24, 2013 | 9:23Do you donate money to your favourite theatre group or dance company? Do you volunteer to set up chairs for a concert or collect tickets at the door or construct sets and costumes?
There are many ways to help our amateur and professional workers in th
Mar 24, 2013 | 7:14WAM WAM March 23-24 Katie Corbett Audio
WAM WAM March 23-24 Katie Corbett Mar 24, 2013 | 7:14Painter Katie Corbett finds herself on the Trans Canada Highway a fair bit, and when you combine that amount of time driving from St. John's to Corner Brook and back with cellphone coverage that drops out somewhere around scenic Green Bay, then you can im
Mar 24, 2013 | 10:16WAM WAM March 23-24 Alisa Palmer Audio
WAM WAM March 23-24 Alisa Palmer Mar 24, 2013 | 10:16Alisa Palmer is the Artistic Director of the English Section of the National Theatre School. Appointed to the position in only January of this year, Alisa is embarking on her first national audition tour, which brings her to St. John's next week.