Kirt Callahan and Tania Gee are two readers who became best of friends while working at the fabulous independent bookstore, Greenwoods’ Bookshoppe & Small World. The store has now closed (a traumatic event for both of them), and they wanted to keep on loving books together, so they started this podcast. It’s all really quite disgustingly sweet.
Currently Reading: Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Mean (to Everyone) by Kamal Al-Solaylee
Coming Next: After Canada Reads
Before you read on, please note that we STRONGLY RECOMMEND getting your books & e-books from a bricks & mortar establishment. Borrow books from your local library, or buy your books from independent bookstores (or at least from a bricks & mortar bookstore) whenever possible.
This is a book club podcast, so we want your opinions. Go to our contact page to find out how you can contribute. We (with the help of our listeners) select a different book each month, according to our schedule. With two exceptions, all books must be soft cover. Most importantly, all books must be written by a Canadian author. You don’t have to be born and raised in Canada to be considered Canadian in our opinion, you just have to have lived here for at least a few years of your life.
Schedule of Reading
January – Historical Fiction
February – Tania’s Choice (it’s her birthday)
April – Write Reads: After Canada Reads
May – Can-Lit Classic
June – Kirt’s choice (it’s his birthday)
July – Indie Publisher
August – Humour
September – Graphic Novel/Comic Book
October – Write Reading in Bed Month with Laura
November – Speculative Fiction/Fantasy/Sci-Fi
December – Children’s Book
Who are we?
Tania Gee is working on a children’s literature video podcast and working at the best comic book store in the world, Happy Harbor Comics. She spends her nights teaching Tribal Fusion bellydance at two great studios in Edmonton, Bedouin Beats and School of Raq. She’s also an organizer for Pure Spec: Edmonton’s festival of Science and Fiction.
Kirt Callahan has been an avid reader since he could first read. He has been an aspiring writer since he discovered that one could be such a thing. Eventually, this led him to Dalhousie University where he got himself a MA in English Literature. After leaving his home town of Halifax, NS and moving to Edmonton, AB, he quickly got into the book business and has been loving it ever since. He is currently embarking on a quest to become a successful writer, or a successful musician, or an internet celebrity, or, hopefully, all three. Money is clearly not important to him.
The Write Reads theme song was composed and performed by Kirt Callahan.