In this episode of Teachin’ Books, I talk to a few members from the lovely Alice Munro book club I’ve been participating in this year: Sarah Roger, Taylor Graham, Tracy Ware, Sandra Hoenle, and Bob Thacker. We chat about Alice Munro’s short story collection Dear Life and, in general, about the experience of ~being in a book club~ (particularly during the pandemic) and how book clubs intersect with teaching and learning.
Stories! Feelings! The realities of book-clubbing via Zoom! This episode has it all.
- Pick up or order Dear Life from your local bookstore – for example, in S’toon, Turning the Tide.
- Check out the Canadians Read project, where Sarah Roger and Paul Barrett (two of the Munro book club organizers) share their research and blog about the impact of digital media on literatures in Canada.
- While you’re at it, why don’t you check out Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives: A Biography (2005, updated 2011) and Reading Alice Munro, 1973-2013 (2016), both of which are authored by podcast guest Robert Thacker.
- For more about the Saskatoon Public Library and their programming, see their website, and watch the Indigenous Spotlight performances and readings on their Facebook page.
The podcast music is by Dyalla Swain, whose work you can find here. The podcast graphics are by @muskrathands.
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**Read the transcript for this episode here.**