The Storytelling Show

The Storytelling Show is women’s storytelling in all its variations: novels, short stories, mythology, and people with experiences they want to give voice to. We acknowledge a broad, inclusive definition of the term “woman.”

July 2nd, 2017

Writer and editor Nav Nagra joins me to talk about her upcoming Migration issue with Room Magazine. Listen here!

May 28th, 2017

Shazia Hafiz Ramji is the new poetry editor for PRISM International and has just won the 2017 Robert Kroetsch for Innovative Poetry. Her poetry chapbook Prosopopoeia is available with Anstruther Press, and her full-length collection Port of Being will be out next year. We chatted about addiction, depression, writing and UBC. Listen.

May 14th, 2017

Tenille Campbell is a Dene and Métis author from English River First Nation in Northern Saskatchewan. She completed her MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and is in her fourth year of PhD studies at the University of Saskatchewan, focusing in Indigenous Literature. Her poetry collection casts a gaze upon Indigenous Erotica and the humour within. Listen!

May 7th, 2017

Laura Yan, a multi-talented fiction and nonfiction author, joined me to talk about her experiences as an immigrant to America and what we can call do in the face of Trump politics. Her messages of hope and triumph were truly inspiring. Listen here!

April 23rd, 2017

The Storytelling Show collective join me to talk about long-distance running, long-form writing and late-in-life career changes.

October 30th, 2016

ZOE WHITTALL joined me to talk about her Giller-nominated novel THE BEST KIND OF PEOPLE, a heartbreaking story plumbing the intricacies and collateral damage of rape culture. Listen here!

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October 2, 2016

Harani Ramasamy and I met at the Crisis Centre in Vancouver where we both volunteer as Community Educators, facilitating high school workshops on self-care and mindfulness. She chats Behavioural Neuroscience, stress and racism. Listen here!


August 21, 2016

After a seven-month hiatus, I am back with special guest Jen Sookfong Lee whose new novel THE CONJOINED kept me up turning pages until very late at night. We chat writing, parenting and race and diversity. Listen here!


January 17th, 2016

I chatted with Jackie Wong about the UBC faculty’s open letter of apology in response to the school’s failure to address sexual assault on campus. Listen here!