Episode #24 Katie McGarry

An interview with Katie McGarry, by Kim Davids Mandar

Katie holds an MSc in Mathematics from McMaster University and is a recent graduate of The Writer’s Studio Online through Simon Fraser University. Originally from Toronto, Katie lives in Waterloo and works as a Mathematics Lab Coordinator at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Katie reads from some recently published work, talks about her process of writing, and shares thoughts about some overlapping elements between mathematics and poetry. She has been published in GUSH, Room Magazine, Contemporary Verse 2, The Humber Literary Review, and has work forthcoming in The Malahat Review, Filling Station and Emerge-18. You can find links to some of Katie’s poems, fiction and creative non-fiction here.

Katie studied poetry with Tanis MacDonald at Wilfrid Laurier University.  As students in Eufemia Fantetti’s CNF class at The University of Guelph, Kim and Katie have become part of a growing network of enthusiastic readers and writers who are eagerly learning in the embrace of the Canlit community. The community building opportunities of writing, workshopping, submitting and reading contemporary work have been immensely enriching.

The music for today’s episode is from a song called Womyn, from Juno nominated musician, producer and songwriter, Alysha Brilla — Katie’s former neighbour in Waterloo, Ontario.

Big News!

AND Thank you to those who responded to our first-ever Bookish Radio competition & giveaway. Congratulations goes out to the following Bookish Radio listeners:

Sanchari Sur — favourite episode: Tamara Jong.

Jessica Waite — favourite episode: Omar El Akkad

Leonarda Carranza — favourite episode: Tamara Jong

Winners will be gifted with a prize pack each of three books published by, and courtesy of, Brick Books.  Thank you for listening!





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