The smell of ink drifting through the air, the feel of your hand brushing against paper, the joy of discovering a letter in your mailbox (NOT your inbox)… in episode 54 of Write Along Radio we discuss the lost art of letter writing.

In the age of Twitter and Instagram, what can be recovered by revisiting the centuries old tradition of letter writing? Catherine sits down with self-confessed letter junkie, Barb of Rite While You Can, to find out! Listen now:

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Show Notes

Write Along Radio Challenge: Write a letter; try doing it in the persona of one your characters.

Check out Barb’s website: Rite While U Can

Follow Barb on Twitter: @ritewhileucan 

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In the final episode of 2015, Catherine and Kevin discuss some of their favorite Christmas stories and wish the listeners a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

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Show Notes

Catherine and Kevin’s families both read, A Visit from St. Nicholas, more commonly known as  The Night Before Christmasevery Christmas eve.

Kevin and Catherine are also big fans of the Rankin Bass Christmas Specials and, of course, A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Kevin also watches the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode “Amends” from season 3, and The X-Files episode, “The Ghosts Who Stole Christmas” from season six.

This episode of Write Along Radio features audio from Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin’s appearance at the 2015 Ottawa International Writers Festival, accompanied by discussion from the Foment literary magazine editorial board.

Ian Rankin is the internationally bestselling author of the Inspector Rebus and Detective Malcolm Fox novels, as well as a string of standalone thrillers. His books have been translated into 36 languages and are bestsellers on several continents.

Plus, Kevin and Catherine talk fireball whiskey and eating pudding in bed.

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Show Notes

Read the latest issue of Foment literary magazine.

Learn more about the Ottawa International Writers Festival.

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