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Whiteness Is Not An Ancestor
Essays on Life and Lineage by White Women
Program One of Six
Writer/Reaader: Lisa Iversen
Host: Ingrid Rose
Length: 23 mins

Using the lens of inherited trauma and family history, Whiteness Is Not an Ancestor offers a hopeful, humanizing path for dismantling whiteness.

For over two decades, family constellations facilitator and therapist Lisa Iversen has been working with groups, including descendants of ancestors who have perpetrated harm or been victimized in circumstances of injustice. In this collection of essays, she brings together twelve white women who explore the role of whiteness in collective movements of immigration, colonialism, slavery, and war. Through genealogical research, family documents, and deep reflection, these writers from the US, Canada, and the UK disentangle themes of innocence, grief, race, privilege, and belonging in their families and ancestries.

Each essayist shares moving stories and anecdotes from their life, adding historical and cultural context to current conversations about white women's role in creating and sustaining whiteness.
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Finding Gold In New York
Writers: Rosanna Hille
Host: Ingrid Rose
Reader: Christina Marie Moth
Length: 20 mins

"I identify as a citizen of the world", says Rosanna Hille in her recorded bio on Writers Radio.

After raising a family, Rosanne embarked on what would become a 20 year career working for an NGO and traveling all over the world helping people. Now she is returning to her early love of story and writing with a memoir about her remarkable life.

Rosanna has Parkinson's, her voice is not strong enough to record her own writing. We asked Christina Marie Moth, a young Danish Canadian poet, to be her reader; Rosanna was born in South Africa but raised in Denmark.

Finding Gold in New York recounts Rosanna's first visit to the United Nations, and her amusing adventure in the city.

With lovely synchronicity, there is a parallel between Rosanna's life and Christina's. Rosanna was a back to the lander in her youth, Christina now lives in a Yurt on Galiano Island.
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The Absent Prince
Writers: Una Suseli O'Connell
Host: Carole Harmon
Length: 22 mins

Una Suseli O'Connell reads excepts from her heartfelt family memoir based on her parents’ letters and diaries. Over a four-year period Una travelled in England, Ireland, Switzerland and the United States speaking with people who knew her parents and grandparents. Alongside painful and shameful family secrets, she discovered stories of great emotional courage, resilience and abiding love.

These two reading describe the hidden emotional lives of her grandfather Peter and her father, Harry.
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Transpoetic Imaginings
Writers: Liam "Captain" Snowdon and Julian Gunn
Host: Medwyn McConachy
Length: 22 mins

Liam "Captain" Snowdon is a Somatic Sex Educator, Anti-Violence Worker, and poet. Captain is a former Assistant Professor at the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco and current faculty with The Institute for Sexual Education and Enlightenment.

"I write in order to exist". Julian Gunn is an English Instructor at Camosun College in Victoria, British Columbia. His personal essays on transgender issues have been published in the anthologies Nobody’s Father and In the Flesh, and his essays on Doctor Who and Star Trek are included in Outside In 2 and Outside in: TOS.

Medwyn McConachy: I am a process artist/researcher/writer interested in problem solving for powerful connectivity. My creative practice arises from my relationship with the natural world and to the seen and unseen worlds among which I am privileged to dwell.
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Mothering In This Time
Writer: Barbara Baydala and Zoë Dagneault
Host: Carole Harmon
Length: 32 mins

Who are the souls entering our world at this challenging time of pandemic, global climate crisis, and social unrest? How can we nurture and raise them to face the challenges of their future?

Barbara Baydala became a grandmother six months before the Covid Pandemic was announced. In a trilogy of moving poems Barbara shares her experiences with her newborn grand-daughter.

Through her auto-fiction short story, In Her Shoes, Zoe Dagneault takes us into the world of a co-parent who grapples with how much to reveal, and how to contextualize world events for her precocious and empathic daughter.
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Mushrooms and Memory
Writer: Monica Meneghetti
Host: Ingrid Rose
Length: 23 mins

Monica Meneghetti, a writer who is also a translator and a poet, is in conversation with host Ingrid Rose. She reads an extract from “Mushroom and Memory” which appears in her first book, “What The Mouth Wants, A Memoir Of Food, Love And Belonging”.
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The Origin of Other - A Grimm of Poems
Writer: Cathie Borrie
Episode 006
Aired: January 25 to February 07, 2021
Length: 26 mins

Cathie Borrie narrates tales from her collection: A Grimm of Poems. These re-workings of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales surprise with unexpected reversals in both plot and character.

Ingrid is your host and she asks the author about her unusual approach to those timeless themes.
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Reality, Perception
Writers: H. C. Hannah Phillips, Julian Shillcock
Episode 005
Aired: January 11 to January 24, 2021
Length: 34 mins

Julian Shillcock reads his poem "Lest It Should Fall" and an excerpt from his novel, "The Past Has Long Fingers
H. C. Hannah Phillips narrates a prose piece, "Object--Obsess--Compulse" and her poem, "Rebellion in the Night"
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Rapp'n and Riff'n
Writers: Jacinda "Jake" Oldale, Susan Dambroff and Chris Kammler, Sarah Knoebber, Carole Harmon
Episode 004
Aired: December 28, 2020 to January 10, 2021
Length: 19 mins

• Jacinda "Jake" Oldale reads A New Energy and sings Beneath The Surface
Susan Dambroff and Chris Kammler improvise Sunday Afternoon in front of a live audience.
• Sarah Knoebber explains why "We Are Not In Danger" and performs her short piece, "Rap Nap".
• Carole Harmon responds to Sarah with her "How Can We Attend To That Part Of Us Which Is Dangerous?"
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TWINS
Writers: Kathryn Alexander and Ingrid Rose
Episode 003
Aired: December 14 to December 27, 2020
Length: 28 mins

Katheryn Alexander narrates her tale of twins with On Being More Than One, Or Less Than One.

Ingrid Rose shares her thoughts and experiences with her twin brother and how the many walks they took revealed so much about who they are; together and apart.
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Layering
and My Elderly Child
Writers: Medwyn McConachy and Clarissa Green
Episode 002
Aired: November 30 to December 13, 2020
Length: 33 mins

Layering: Medwyn McConachy is a queer, female identified, white privileged elder who fuels her relationship to place and sources her creative practice through solitary walking

Clarissa Green narrates her thoughts and experiences as an elder counsellor with My Elderly Child
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All On This Depends
and Yarrow's Offering
Writers: Barbara Baydala and Carole Harmon
Episode 001
Aired: November 16 to November 29, 2020
Length: 18 mins

With All On This Depends, Barbara Baydala tells a tale of selective shopping during the time of the Covid restrictions.

Carole Harmon invokes the ancient Greeks to voice a drama about a healing flower in Yarrow's Offering.
PODCASTS
Writers Radio broadcasts the same program at the top of each hour for two weeks. Then that program is replaced with a new one and the previous program appears here in the podcasts library.

Episode: One of Six
April 19, 2021
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Whiteness Is Not An Ancestor
Essays on Life and Lineage by White Women
Program One of Six
Writer/Reader: Lisa Iversen
Host: Ingrid Rose
Length: 23 mins

Using the lens of inherited trauma and family history, Whiteness Is Not an Ancestor offers a hopeful, humanizing path for dismantling whiteness.

For over two decades, family constellations facilitator and therapist Lisa Iversen has been working with groups, including descendants of ancestors who have perpetrated harm or been victimized in circumstances of injustice. In this collection of essays, she brings together twelve white women who explore the role of whiteness in collective movements of immigration, colonialism, slavery, and war. Through genealogical research, family documents, and deep reflection, these writers from the US, Canada, and the UK disentangle themes of innocence, grief, race, privilege, and belonging in their families and ancestries.

Each essayist shares moving stories and anecdotes from their life, adding historical and cultural context to current conversations about white women's role in creating and sustaining whiteness.
Episode: 010
March 22nd, 2021
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The Absent Prince
Writers: Una Suseli O'Connell
Host: Carole Harmon
Length: 22 mins

Una Suseli O'Connell reads excepts from her heartfelt family memoir based on her parents’ letters and diaries. Over a four-year period Una travelled in England, Ireland, Switzerland and the United States speaking with people who knew her parents and grandparents. Alongside painful and shameful family secrets, she discovered stories of great emotional courage, resilience and abiding love.

These two reading describe the hidden emotional lives of her grandfather Peter and her father, Harry.
Episode: 009
2021, February 22
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Transpoetic Imaginings
Writers: Liam "Captain" Snowdon and Julian Gunn
Host: Medwyn McConachy
Length: 22 mins

Liam "Captain" Snowdon is a Somatic Sex Educator, Anti-Violence Worker, and poet. Captain is a former Assistant Professor at the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco and current faculty with The Institute for Sexual Education and Enlightenment.

"I write in order to exist". Julian Gunn is an English Instructor at Camosun College in Victoria, British Columbia. His personal essays on transgender issues have been published in the anthologies Nobody’s Father and In the Flesh, and his essays on Doctor Who and Star Trek are included in Outside In 2 and Outside in: TOS.

Medwyn McConachy: I am a process artist/researcher/writer interested in problem solving for powerful connectivity. My creative practice arises from my relationship with the natural world and to the seen and unseen worlds among which I am privileged to dwell.
Episode: 008
2021, February 22
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Mothering In This Time
Writer: Barbara Baydala and Zoë Dagneault
Host: Carole Harmon
Length: 32 mins

Who are the souls entering our world at this challenging time of pandemic, global climate crisis, and social unrest? How can we nurture and raise them to face the challenges of their future?

Barbara Baydala became a grandmother six months before the Covid Pandemic was announced. In a trilogy of moving poems Barbara shares her experiences with her newborn grand-daughter.

Through her auto-fiction short story, In Her Shoes, Zoe Dagneault takes us into the world of a co-parent who grapples with how much to reveal, and how to contextualize world events for her precocious and empathic daughter.
Episode: 007
2021, February 8
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Mushrooms and Memory
Writer: Monica Meneghetti
Host: Ingrid Rose
Length: 23 mins

Monica Meneghetti, a writer who is also a translator and a poet, is in conversation with host Ingrid Rose. She reads an extract from “Mushroom and Memory” which appears in her first book, “What The Mouth Wants, A Memoir Of Food, Love And Belonging”.
Episode: 006
2021, January 25
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A Grimm of Poems
Writer: Cathie Borrie
Host: Ingrid Rose
Aired: January 25 to February 07, 2021
Length: 26 mins

Cathie Borrie narrates tales from her collection: A Grimm of Poems. These re-workings of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales surprise with unexpected reversals in both plot and character.

Ingrid Rose is your host and she asks the author about her unusual approach to those timeless themes.
Episode: 005
2021, January 11
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Reality, Perception
Writers: H. C. Hannah Phillips, Julian Shillcock
Episode 005
Aired: January 11 to January 24, 2021
Length: 34 mins

Julian Shillcock reads his poem "Lest It Should Fall" and an excerpt from his novel, "The Past Has Long Fingers
H. C. Hannah Phillips narrates a prose piece, "Object--Obsess--Compulse" and her poem, "Rebellion in the Night"
Episode: 004
2020, December 28
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Rapp'n and Riff'n
Writers: Jacinda "Jake" Oldale, Susan Dambroff and Chris Kammler, Sarah Knoebber, Carole Harmon
Episode 004
Aired: December 28, 2020 to January 10, 2021
Length: 19 mins

Jacinda "Jake" Oldale reads A New Energy and sings Beneath The Surface
Susan Dambroff and Chris Kammler improvise Sunday Afternoon in front of a live audience.
Sarah Knoebber explains why "We Are Not In Danger" and performs her short piece, "Rap Nap".
Carole Harmon responds to Sarah with her "How Can We Attend To That Part Of Us Which Is Dangerous?"
Episode: 003
2020, December 14
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Twins
Writers: Kathryn Alexander and Ingrid Rose
Episode 003
Aired: December 14 to December 27, 2020
Length: 28 mins

Katheryn Alexander narrates her tale of twins with On Being More Than One, Or Less Than One.

Ingrid Rose shares her thoughts and experiences with her twin brother and how the many walks they took revealed so much about who they are; together and apart.
Episode: 002
2020, November 30
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Layering and My Elderly Child
Writers: Medwyn McConachy and Clarissa Green
Episode 002
Aired: November 30 to December 13, 2020
Length: 33 mins

Layering: Medwyn McConachy is a queer, female identified, white privileged elder who fuels her relationship to place and sources her creative practice through solitary walking

Clarissa Green narrates her thoughts and experiences as an elder counsellor with My Elderly Child
Episode: 001
2020, November 16
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All On This Depends and
Yarrow's Offering
Writers: Carole Harmon, Barbara Baydala
Host: Ingrid Rose
Length: 18 minutes

With All On This Depends, Barbara Baydala tells a tale of selective shopping during the time of the Covid restrictions.

Carole Harmon invokes the ancient Greeks to voice a drama about a healing flower in Yarrow's Offering.
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