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Elizabeth Cunningham
Jacinda Oldale
Kate Bird
Kathryn Alexander
Catherine Govier
Mara Alper and Elliott Levine
Sheila Martineau

Season Special:

Title: Season Special: Belight
Episode: P074
START: December 11, 2023
ENDS: December 31, 2023
Length: 36'
Host/Producer: Carole Harmon
It’s that time of year again, for those of us in the northern hemisphere, when daylight hours dwindle; it’s dark at five, then four.

For our annual celebration of this darkening season Writers Radio asked our authors to regale us with pieces written to the theme Belight. The response came from far and wide.

This has become a yearly tradition for Writers Radio. As with our Summertime special we are broadcasting this episode for three weeks, through the busy holiday season.

Katherine Govier of Canmore Alberta writes of seasonal light, beginning with the great opening line, My father was a lizard.

Kathryn Alexander's poems explore the intimate coastal landscape of Port Moody on Burrard Inlet.

Mara Alper of Ithaca New York wrote lyrics for When the World Feels Dark, composed by her friend and former husband, Elliot Z. Levine. The song is performed by Elliot Levine and Julie Hinton.

Vancouver author Kate Bird takes us on pilgrimage in Mexico.

Poet Jacinda Oldale, of Vancouver, BC writes, winter’s burn on my mind at the climax of summer.

Sheila Martineau of Vancouver writes of how Christmas annually restored her troubled parents, Franny and Sparky, to their young love.

Elizabeth Cunningham, of Nelson BC, closes the program with a trio of poems from her book, Watching the Light Below the Storm, published by Ekstasis Editions.