The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers

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Full episode: Aug. 6, 2022

In this episode, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Nicola Campbell, Brian Francis, Donna Bailey Nurse and more.
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Nicola I. Campbell's memoir Spílexm weaves poetry and prose to tell 'remembered stories' of resilience

The Nłeʔkepmx, Syilx and Métis author speaks with Shelagh Rogers about her memoir Spílexm.
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If you liked The Window Seat by Aminatta Forna, you'll love What You Are by M.G. Vassanji

The Next Chapter columnist Donna Bailey Nurse finds a Canadian counterpart to the international bestselling collection of essays.
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Kathleen Winter wanted to celebrate the life and work of nature writer Dorothy Wordsworth

Kathleen Winter on her novel Undersong, which reflects on the work of Dorothy Wordsworth, who has long been overshadowed by her famous brother, William Wordsworth.

Brian Francis recommends three books to help busy readers manage their time, money and stress

The Toronto writer and The Next Chapter columnist reviews Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman, Get Your $hit Together by Aleks Jassem and Nikita Stanley, and The Art of Taking It Easy by Dr. Brian King.
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Marlowe Granados loves rediscovering Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos

The Toronto-based writer and podcaster talks about the book she loves to re-read.
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Why musician K the Chosen found comfort in The Book of Mac by Donna-Claire Chesman

The Calgary-based musician speaks about the book that's helped him deal with loss.

Full episode: Aug. 1, 2022

In this episode, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Lynn Crawford & Lora Kirk, Tareq Hadhad, Aparita Bhandari and more.

Peace By Chocolate founder Tareq Hadhad tells a sweet story of family, food and fortune

The Syrian Canadian entrepreneur and Canada Reads 2022 panellist shares his story as a former refugee and building a chocolate-making business with his family.
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Chefs Lynn Crawford and Lora Kirk dish about a new cookbook, moving back home and the importance of family

The chefs and partners spoke with Shelagh Rogers about their new cookbook and the joys of rediscovering home.

Aparita Bhandari shares 4 cookbooks that will change the way you think about cooking

The Next Chapter columnist tells Shelagh Rogers about some of her favourite cookbooks.
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Musician Lexxicon reconnected to his Jamaican roots with this Caribbean cookbook

The dancehall/hip-hop artist speaks about the cookbook that's helping him rediscover the recipes he grew up on, The Food and Cooking of the Caribbean, Central and South America.
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Food blogger and caterer Valerie Azinge shares quick low-carb meals in her first cookbook

The foodie and caterer talks about the quick and easy recipes in her new cookbook, 30 Minute Low-Carb Meals.

Full episode: July 30, 2022

In this episode, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Suzanne Simard, George Murray, Daniel Heath Justice, Chevy Stevens and more.
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When the trees talk, we need to listen, Suzanne Simard reveals in her bestselling book Finding the Mother Tree

The Canadian scientist, professor and Canada Reads 2022 panellist spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing a bestselling book about the power and interconnectedness of nature.

Daniel Heath Justice on why the raccoon is a significant creature to Indigenous cultures

The author and academic spoke with Shelagh Rogers about why he wrote his latest book.

George Murray looks back at 25 years of writing poetry with Problematica

The St. John's author and poet spoke with Shelagh Rogers on location at the Writers at Woody Point in Newfoundland.
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Christa Couture connected with the 'immersive' short stories in Stoop City by Kristyn Dunnion

The writer, musician and broadcaster talks about the book she's currently reading.
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Chevy Stevens takes readers down a thrilling path with novel Dark Roads

The B.C.-based author of thriller novels talks about the inspiration behind her latest book.

Full episode: July 25, 2022

In this episode, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Sarah Raughley, Lauren B. Davis, Shawn Hitchins and Vish Khanna.
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Sarah Raughley's fantasy YA novel The Bones of Ruin weaves a tale of race and identity in the Victorian era

The Ontario author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about the legacy of Black identity in speculative fiction.

Lauren B. Davis ponders tragedy, forgiveness and coping with difficult people in her novel Even So

The Montreal-born author speaks with Shelagh Rogers about her latest novel.

If you liked It Never Ends by comedian Tom Scharpling, you'll love musician Meg Remy's Begin by Telling

Arts journalist, radio personality and The Next Chapter columnist Vish Khanna finds a Canadian counterpart to an international book.
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Musician Joey Serlin felt creatively recharged after reading Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

The Canadian guitarist and songwriter for The Watchmen and Serling Greaves talks about the book he's reading.
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Shawn Hitchins's memoir The Light Streamed Beneath It is a reflective look at life, death and sexuality

The Toronto-based comedian, author and actor talks about his experiences processing grief after loss.

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