I want to be on a train somewhere, going to meet a lover, reading a paperback copy of Winterson and crying

September 1, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Jaime Woo had an idea to get a group of people with similar interests together over drinks and record their conversation. The project, called “Overheard,” is meant to capture unedited, unscripted ideas and passionate engagement around a specific topic. For his first podcast, he recorded novelist Stacey May Fowles, blogger and author Julie Wilson, and yr. humble correspondent talking about publishing, CanLit, the influence of new media, and Seth Godin’s disavowal of traditional books. The results are online, for anyone who is interested.

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One Response to “I want to be on a train somewhere, going to meet a lover, reading a paperback copy of Winterson and crying”
  1. Finn Harvor says:

    Was going to write a considerably longer comment on the part of the audio discussion about the short story, but then decided, perhaps out of respect for the form, to keep my remarks as brief as possible.

    Yes, it’s true short stories get a raw deal. But what, realistically, is to be done? Particularly in anglo Canada, the literary magazines that publish most of the short stories that appear in this country have been slow to seize the opportunities offered by the internet. I realize there are exceptions, but they tend to be few and far between … and prone to limited life-spans. Maybe that’s a starting point of discussion here.