26 episodes

Welcome to the official podcast of Inspired Word Café. Join hosts Shimshon Obadia and Emmett MacMillen as they sit down for intimate discussions with writers across the Canadian literary sphere. From household name novelists to your next favourite indie chapbook publishing poet, we’ve got it monthly, right here in your headphones at Inspired Word Café!

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Welcome to the official podcast of Inspired Word Café. Join hosts Shimshon Obadia and Emmett MacMillen as they sit down for intimate discussions with writers across the Canadian literary sphere. From household name novelists to your next favourite indie chapbook publishing poet, we’ve got it monthly, right here in your headphones at Inspired Word Café!

    Joshua Whitehead's "A Geography of Queer Woundings"

    Joshua Whitehead's "A Geography of Queer Woundings"

    On this episode of Inspired Word Café, we chat with acclaimed Oji-nêhiyaw, Two-Spirit author Joshua Whitehead about his forthcoming work "A Geography of Queer Woundings". 
    Find Joshua:
    Twitter and Instagram: @jwhitehead204
    Find more IWC at www.inspiredwordcafe.com 
    We recognize that this podcast is made on the unceded traditional territory of the syilx Okanagan nation. For more information about the Okanagan Nation Alliance at www.syilx.org
    This podcast is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and in part by the City of Kelowna.

    • 58 min
    Ivan Coyote's BONUS Episode - Continuing the 'Long Conversation'

    Ivan Coyote's BONUS Episode - Continuing the 'Long Conversation'

    On this special bonus episode of Inspired Word Café we continue our chat with storyteller Ivan Coyote about their book, ‘Care Of’.
    Find Ivan:
    Website: www.ivancoyote.com
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/ivanecoyote
    Twitter:https://twitter.com/ivancoyote
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ivancoyote/?hl=en
    Find more IWC at www.inspiredwordcafe.com 
    We recognize that this podcast is made on the unceded traditional territory of the syilx Okanagan nation. For more information about the Okanagan Nation Alliance at www.syilx.org
    This podcast is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and in part by the City of Kelowna.

    • 43 min
    Ivan Coyote's 'Care Of'

    Ivan Coyote's 'Care Of'

    On this episode of Inspired Word Café, we talk with storyteller Ivan Coyote about their book ‘Care Of’. Then, we chat with local writer Brianna Ferguson about poetry and her first collection ‘A Nihilist Walks into a Bar’.

    Find Ivan:
    Website: www.ivancoyote.com
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/ivanecoyote
    Twitter:https://twitter.com/ivancoyote
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ivancoyote/?hl=en

    Find Brianna:
    Website: www.briannaferguson.com 
    Instagram: @brianna.eff
    Buy Brianna’s book: http://mansfieldpress.net/2021/11/a-nihilist-walks-into-a-bar/
    Brianna’s Book Launch: https://massyarts.com/event/book-launch-brianna-fergusons-a-nihilist-walks-into-a-bar/

    Find more IWC at www.inspiredwordcafe.com 

    We recognize that this podcast is made on the unceded traditional territory of the syilx Okanagan nation. For more information about the Okanagan Nation Alliance at www.syilx.org

    This podcast is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and in part by the City of Kelowna.

    • 55 min
    Tasha Spillet-Sumner's Resistance Poems

    Tasha Spillet-Sumner's Resistance Poems

    On this episode of Inspired Word Café, we talk with Tasha Spillet-Sumner about poetry, academia, and resistance. Then, we chat with Natalie Hoy live at the December book launch of Matt Rader’s book Ghosthawk.
    Find Tasha:
    Instagram: @tasha.spillett or @tashaspilletauthor
    Facebook: Tasha Spillett
    Twitter: @tasha.spillett
    Find Natalie:
    Instagram: @natalieinpixels
    The Permanent Rain Press:
    www.thepermanentrainpress.com 
    Instagram: @theprpress 
    Find more IWC at www.inspiredwordcafe.com 
    We recognize that this podcast is made on the unceded traditional territory of the syilx Okanagan nation. For more information about the Okanagan Nation Alliance atwww.syilx.org

    • 58 min
    Sonnet L'Abbé's Music and Verse

    Sonnet L'Abbé's Music and Verse

    On our third episode of season 2 of Inspired Word Café, we chat with Sonnet L’Abbé about their songwriting and poetry. Then, we chat with Matt Radar live at the IWC November Open Mic.
    Find Sonnet on Instagram: @sonnetlabbe
    Buy Sonnet’s books: https://amzn.to/3bmUKBM 
    Find Matt: www.mattradar.com 
    Buy Matt’s book: https://nightwoodeditions.com/collections/matt-rader/products/9780889714045 
    Find more IWC at www.inspiredwordcafe.com 
    We recognize that this podcast is made on the unceded traditional territory of the syilx Okanagan nation. For more information about the Okanagan Nation Alliance at www.syilx.org
    This podcast is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and in part by the City of Kelowna.

    • 59 min
    Lucas Crawford's Muster Points

    Lucas Crawford's Muster Points

    On this episode of Inspired Word Café, we chat with Lucas Crawford about his work and his forthcoming book Muster Points. Then, we catch Travis Andrews right after his participation in the IWC Kickoff Open Slam to chat a bit about his writing.
    CV2 Article: https://contemporaryverse2.ca/issues/2s-qtbipoc-bodies/ 
    Find Lucas Crawford: @faygeleh_fresser on Instagram
    Find Travis Andrews: @FranticRhymes on Instagram
    Find more IWC at www.inspiredwordcafe.com 
    We recognize that this podcast is made on the unceded traditional territory of the syilx Okanagan nation. For more information about the Okanagan Nation Alliance at www.syilx.org
    This podcast is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and in part by the City of Kelowna.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

queerbookgirl ,

My FAVOURITE podcast!

Just wow! I mean, the writers they bring on, the way the hosts get right to the heart of EVERYTHING they cover, and give such fresh takes on how writers and readers think — it's the BEST dose of indie literary stuff I could have asked for! I look forward to it every month, thank you Em and Shimshon and everyone at IWC!

Deboday ,

Great 1st Episode

Nice work, looking forward to the more episodes

bokStreet ,

Awesome podcast!

Can’t wait

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