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episodes: March 2011 Archives

March 26027 Gravel Pit Campers

When you look outside your window this morning…it’s hard to imagine ‘camping’ But a visit to the Christina Parker Gallery may help you on that front. Melanie Hamilton has a photo exhibit there called Roadside Camping: On Common Ground.

The images are of gravel pit camps and their residents. Melanie says the show is about freedom and tradition…we started our coversation standing in front of a photo of an abandoned gravel pit…

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March 26-27 Winterset Russell Wangersky

The BMO Winterset Award was announced this week at Govt House. Russell Wangersky was the winner of the $10,000 prize.

He is known to many for his Telegram editorials and his other two previous books Burning Down the House (about his life as a volunteer firefighter) and the short story collection The Hour of Bad Decisions.

He’s won the B.C. National Non-Fiction Book Award, the Edna Staebler Award and the Rogers Cable Non-fiction Prize (NL) for Burning Down the House. The Hour of Bad Decisions was longlisted for the Giller and named one of the top 100 books of 2006 by the Globe and Mail.

And this week Russelll has a new award …the 2010 Winterset prize. For his debut novel The Glass Harmonica.

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March 26-27 Winterset Sam Martin

This Ramshackle Tabernacle is Sam Martin’s debut novel. It’s a collection of linked stories set in small towns in Northeastern Ontario. There are abandonments, deaths, tragedies, sadness and redemption. Here’s Sam Martin reading from his Winterset nominated book.

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