Monday, 11 February 2013

A podcast about gargoyles, writing, and Toronto

I had a new experience last week: recording a 30-minute podcast interview with my friend and fellow Toronto-based writer Paul Dore. The Open Kwong Dore Podcast is a new venture for him and his friend CBC interviewer PJ Kwong, and so far they've interviewed skater Kurt Browning, Olympic hurdler Perdita Felicien, ex-Leafs manager Gord Stellick and others. It's an eclectic and interesting mix!

I really wasn't sure what to expect when Paul arrived armed with coffee from The Commons and a portable microphone, which he set up at the dining room table. But we've talked many, many times, late into the night in our monthly writer's group, and the podcast turned out to be exactly like that: two friends talking about The Lost Gargoyle series, about Toronto-as-character, about the business and craft of writing, inspiration, story arc, how one becomes a writer. We talked for an hour, and it felt like we could have gone on much longer. Thanks for making it so easy, Paul!

Here is the link: Podcast Episode Seven: Philippa Dowding

Give a listen, and stay tuned for more interesting interviews.

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