sHelfie Podcast – Episode 2 – Micheline Maylor

Blog sHelfie Podcast – Episode 2 – Micheline Maylor

In episode two we connect with Micheline Maylor who, on April 25, 2016, was sworn in as Calgary’s first female Poet Laureate for a two-year term, and acted as an ambassador of the arts to the citizens of Calgary.

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Episode 2 – Micheline Maylor, former Poet Laureate, City of Calgary

Episode Summary – In episode two we connect with Micheline Maylor who, on April 25, 2016, was sworn in as Calgary’s first female Poet Laureate for a two-year term, and acted as an ambassador of the arts to the citizens of Calgary. The Calgary Poet Laureate produces literary work that is reflective of Calgary’s landscape, cityscape and/or civic identity and that may raise awareness of local issues and is an initiative of the Calgary, an initiative of the Calgary Arts Development Authority

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Show Notes

1:00 Micheline’s earliest memories of reading; Dr. Suess and eating a grilled cheese sandwich!

2:10 Micheline’s reading ritual when she was young

3:00 Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings, the book that Micheline read until it fell apart

4:10 Micheline describes her Shelfie, including; Beowulf, Man’s Search for Meaning, Lolita and Elle

5:15 Micheline digs into Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

9:10 The Book that Micheline put down (a book that sold more than 80 million copies worldwide!)

10:30 The book that Micheline can’t wait to get her hand’s on; Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

11:15 Reading for a living

12:00 The book that Micheline recommends to people who want to write better; Douglas Glovers’ Attack of the Copula Spiders

14:00 What’s on Micheline’s bedside table; Critical Condition, Arrival and The Hidden Life of Trees

16:00 Advice for reluctant readers