CBC Radio One Vancouver recently contacted me for an interview about pornography, sex education in schools, and raising sexually intelligent kids. So I decided to bring along my own sexually intelligent kid. Here’s Sierra & Son talking about sex ed on On The Coast with Stephen Quinn:
Check out my interview with poet Kayla Czaga over on the Swoon blog. Then come out to celebrate the launch of her first book, For Your Safety Please Hold On, this Sunday at the Grand Luxe Hall (303 East 8th Ave) at 7 pm!
Former Swoon co-host Kayla Czaga is about to publish her first book of poetry! I caught up with Kayla, over some tasting flights of beer at Vancouver’s Craft Beer Market, to ask her about For Your Safety Please Hold On and her plans for the future. Maybe it was the beer, but we ended up talking about a much wider variety of topics, like writing workshops and processes, illness and death, and sex and pornography, with frequent non sequitur asides.
When I asked Kayla how she chose her title, she said, “I wanted to call the book For Play—.”
“Foreplay?! I love it!”
“No, For Play. But the publisher said no.”
“What about Foreskin?” I asked, laughing and thinking of our earlier conversational forays into sex and porn. “Did you ask about Foreskin?”
She ignored my ridiculous suggestion and instead said, “I thought For Play would be clever. You know…
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It’s been a long and wild and weird summer, but I wanted to finally post my first radio interview for your listening “pleasure.”
Laura Trethewey and Matthew Walsh interviewed me on CiTR 101.9 FM‘s Alphabet Soup radio show on June 11, 2014. I felt like the interview went really well, considering I have a face for radio, but a voice for silent film. Also considering that I invented a brand new pronunciation of the word “scarce!” Catch it at about the 17 minute mark.
Take a listen, but be warned: there are swears and sex talk ahead. The interview starts at 6:08 minutes in.
To keep up to date on all Alphabet Soup shows, follow them on Twitter at @alfabetsoups.
Here’s a great article from The Globe and Mail about UBC’s respected Creative Nonfiction Professor, Andreas Schroeder. It is entitled, “Andreas Schroeder: The godfather BC’s non-fiction boom.”