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episodes: December 2011 Archives

WAM December 24 Kate Story

Kate Story both writes novels and works as a performance artist. Her debut novel, Blasted, received great reviews, and now she’s back with her sophomore effort, Wrecked Upon This Shore.

The story centres on Pearl, dying from cancer, and mother of Stephen. Stephen is one of the two voices we hear tell this story. The other voice is that of Mouse, a young girl who fell in love with Pearl when they were both teenagers.

I asked Kate to fill in some of the many blanks that I’ve just left and tell us what the book is about.

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WAM December 24 NL'rs in Oz

Located between the Brisbane Valley and Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the Woodford Folk Festival takes place in a rural valley surrounded by natural bushland with plenty of native wildlife and a superb view of the Glass House Mountains from the hill-top above the festival grounds. The festival is about an hour and a half drive north of Brisbane.

Yes, that Brisbane. Australia. And that’s a blurb from their website.

The festival takes place from Dec. 27 to Jan 1, with concerts at more than 35 venues in 20 genres - including workshops, movies, dance, circus, arts and crafts … and music in all sorts.

Shelley Chase is the manager of Garrison Hill Entertainment, the NL connection for the Woodford Folk Festival.

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December 24 on the Weekend Arts Magazine

We have a special treat for listeners on Saturday morning - Andy Jones and his tall Christmas tale, Jack and the Manger. We’ll feature the readings episodically throughout the morning, with the culmination in the last half hour. We’ll also hear about Christmas celebrations at the Moravian Church in Happy Valley Goose Bay. Kate Story talks about her most recent novel, Wrecked Upon This Shore. And Shelley Chase fills us in on all the Newfoundland and Labrador musicians attending this year’s Woodford Folk Festival … in Australia!

The Weekend Arts Magazine with Mack Furlong airs from 6 to 9:30 island time - 5:30 to 9:00 in parts of Labrador - on Saturday morning only this special weekend on CBC Radio 1. Our Sunday program will be national in origin.

If you miss an interview or a show, then check our podcasts and streaming interviews, available at Or follow @CBCWam on Twitter. Or listen live from anywhere in the world. Go to and choose the Listen Live to CBC Radio One button. Mack will join you there!

Don’t forget to take part in our Christmas Singalong, you still have time. Ring us up at the number below and sing us your favourite Christmas Song before dawn on Christmas Eve! We’ll put all the names in a hat - sing a Newfoundland Christmas tune and we’ll put your name in twice! - and pull a winner Saturday for a prize of a Weekend AM tote bag jammed with goodies.

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