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Season One (2023)

Everything that moves and everything that has colour: An interview with Candace Savage

June 6, 2023

Candace Savage is the award-winning author of more than two dozen books for adults and children, including Strangers in the House, A Geography of Blood, and Prairie: A Natural History. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, she was inducted into the Honor Roll of the Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham University.

Not a person but a landscape: An interview with Kasia Van Schaik

June 20, 2023

Kasia Van Schaik is the author of the linked story collection We Have Never Lived on Earth, which explores what it means to come of age in a time of ecological crisis, and which was a finalist for the 2022 Concordia University First Book Prize. Her writing has appeared in the LA Review of Books, CBC Books, The Rumpus, Maisonneuve Magazine, Electric Literature, and the Best Canadian Poetry.

To feel and think and know: An interview with Miranda Dunham-Hickman

July 4, 2023

Miranda Dunham-Hickman specializes in modernist literature at McGill University, where she is Associate Professor of English and current director of the Poetry Matters initiative. She is recipient of the Noel Fieldhouse Award for Distinguished Teaching for the Faculty of Arts and McGill’s Carrie M. Derick Award for Graduate Supervision and Teaching.

Harbor your own dreams: An interview with Beth Kephart

July 25, 2023

Beth Kephart, a National Book Award finalist, is the author, most recently, of My Life in Paper: Adventures in Ephemera (Temple University Press) and Consequential Truths: On Writing the Lived Life (Juncture Workshops). As the author of nearly forty books in multiple genres, Kephart has been named a winner of the Pew Fellowships in the Arts grant and a National Endowment for the Arts grant, among other honors.

My hungry soul: An interview with Charlene SanJenko

August 15, 2023

Charlene SanJenko is a social impact entrepreneur with two decades as an impact producer under her belt. An Indigenous storyteller and media visionary, she was born in the Splatsin Band of the Shuswap Nation.

Paying attention: An interview with Sheila Liming

September 5, 2023

Sheila Liming is associate professor at Champlain College and the author, most recently, of Hanging Out: The Radical Power of Killing Time. Her writing has appeared in publications like The Atlantic, The New York Review of Books, McSweeney’s, The Los Angeles Review of Books and The Globe and Mail.

So many words not in the dictionary: An interview with Nancy K. Miller

September 26, 2023

Nancy K. Miller is Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center (CUNY), where she teaches life writing and cultural criticism. Among her books dealing with questions about women, letters, feminism, and memoir are Getting Personal: Feminist Occasions and Other Autobiographical Acts (1991), Bequest and Betrayal: Memoirs of a Parent’s Death (1996), and But Enough About Me: Why We Read Other People’s Lives (2002).

A place in the larger world: An interview with Jenna Butler

October 17, 2023

Dr. Jenna Butler (she/her) writes, teaches, and grows in northern Treaty 6 by the Paddle River. She is the author of three critically acclaimed books of poetry, Seldom Seen Road, Wells, and Aphelion; a collection of ecological essays, A Profession of Hope: Farming on the Edge of the Grizzly Trail; and the Arctic travelogue Magnetic North: Sea Voyage to Svalbard.

Humming, crackling, and expanding: An interview with Frances Dickey

November 7, 2023

Frances Dickey is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Missouri, Columbia, and the author or editor of several books including The Modern Portrait Poem from Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Ezra Pound, The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot: Volume 3, 1927-29, The Edinburgh Companion to T. S. Eliot and the Arts, and several volumes of the T. S. Eliot Studies Annual. She has served as the president of the International T. S. Eliot Society and taught at the T. S. Eliot International Summer School in London.

We’ll see you again soon.

November 28, 2023

While this first season of Women of Letters is coming to a close, I couldn’t be more excited about all that’s to come in future seasons.