An unflinching portrayal of today's youth culture. Poems from a writer bewitched by the North. In this episode, Shelagh speaks with writers who shine a light worlds many people seldom see. More
Feb 23, 12:01 AM ET
"It was about inviting the reader to just come along and read the book more with their senses than their head. Maybe you would hear it from the inside, hearing from the blood flowing in you more than what you understand with your head." Kim Thuy
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"The idea of being alive is to, first of all, create new story. But we also must create new story from the old story by bringing the best threads of our stories forward and then re-weaving a new story for ourselves in our lives." - Lee Maracle
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Writers are often told to "write what you know". But what if "what you know" is intimate or painful? What's the right balance between privacy and revelation? This week on The Next Chapter, Shelagh explores these questions with writers who have delved deep into their personal lives for their recent books.
Posted: Jan 19, 2015 10:49 AM Last Updated: Jan 19, 2015 12:11 AMaudio
Appearances can be deceiving. What happens when society's reading of our body doesn't match with our true identity? When our gender assignment feels wrong? When our skin colour hides our background? Shelagh explores these questions and more in this week's episode.
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