CJSFLOGO1CJSF 90.1 FM: CJSF broadcasts from the Burnaby mountain campus of Simon Fraser University at 90.1 FM to most of Greater Vancouver, from Langley to Point Grey and from the North Shore to the US Border. As a campus/community station, CJSF strives to provide points of view that are rarely expressed in mainstream media.

CJSF has been Books on the Radio’s broadcast partner since the very beginning.

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49thLOGO49th Shelf: 49th Shelf is one of the best books and publishing-focused websites in Canada. It has one purpose: to make it easier for readers to discover Canadian books. Canadian books in all genres, from bestselling authors to new talent, from publishers large and small, from all regions of the country. is produced by the Association of Canadian Publishers together with the Canadian Publishers’ Council, and with funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Ontario Media Development Corporation and a lead sponsorship from

49th Shelf and Books on the Radio partnered to produce the year-long collaboration, The Interruption [Creative Breaks and Returns]. This collaboration lasted from June 2014 to June 2015 and featured discussions with some of Canada’s best writers including Giller Prize winner Sean Michaels, and Griffin Prize winner, Jane Munro.

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DINADDBDina Del Bucchia: Dina is the best. She is super professional and is involved in so many literary projects and events that it’s just ridiculous.

She’s author of two books of poetry – Coping with Emotions and Otters (Talon Books, 2013) and Blind Items (Insomniac Press, 2014) – she an editor at Poetry is Dead magazine, co-host of the amazing Can’t Lit Podcast, and an independent bookseller through and through.

She is also the Artistic Director with the Real Vancouver Writers’ Series.

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BOOKMADAMJulie Wilson, the Book Madam: Julie Wilson is a protean and mercurial creator with a huge heart. Her early literary project Seen Reading – an exercise in literary voyeurism in a digital age – was way ahead of its time. The generosity of her contributions to literary conversations as the legendary Book Madam helped to inspire the very beginnings of what Books on the Radio would become.

Books on the Radio and Book Madam/Seen Reading collaborated on the viral holiday book recommendation project called The Advent Book Blog. The Advent Book Blog was a community-driven project that published holiday book recommendations by members of the Canadian books and writing community between the dates of December 1st and December 25th, 2009-2011.

Julie lives Stateside these days and may be an even more talented photographer than she is a writer. We eagerly await the arrival of her next project.

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turriffRobert Turriff, sculptor: Rob Turriff is a friend and very talented sculptor living and working in east Vancouver. His work is informed by his formal training at Capilano University, Art Institute, and the Alberta College of Art and Design, as well as his time working in the film industry.

Rob’s ability to create immersive interactive environments as well as imaginative monumental sculpture made the collaboration on Books on the Radio Live! a natural fit. An 18′ tall sculpture of a ceremonial Mayan skull was the backdrop to readings from writers like Zsuzsi Gartner, Rachel Rose, and Chris Walter at this night of literary readings, sculpture, and sangria.

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ALOLOGOArtists Legal Outreach: ALO is a group of volunteer lawyers and law students committed to working with artists and arts organizations.

They offer resources, workshops and clinics where artists across BC can meet confidentially with an experienced lawyer. Every artistic discipline is welcome, all for the price of a donation.  If you are looking for information about the Non Profit and Charities Legal Outreach service you can find it here.

Books on the Radio and Artists Legal Outreach partnered with Creative BC and UBC Continuing Studies to present An Evening with Astra Taylor, author of The People’s Platform, Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age, at UBC’s Robson Street Theatre in 2014.

BOTR and ALO will be collaborating on a discussion of copyright for writers during the autumn 2015. Details TBA.

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MOSThe Ministry of Stories (UK):  The Ministry of Stories is a creative writing and mentoring centre for young people in east London. They use storytelling to inspire young people aged 8-18, in the belief that writing unleashes their imaginations and builds confidence, self-respect and communication.

Nick Hornby, Lucy Macnab and Ben Payne founded the Ministry of Stories in 2010. In its first year, over 3000 young people took part in their volunteer-led workshops and writing projects. Their inspiration came from the writer Dave Eggers and educator Ninive Calegari, who opened a shop for pirates and writing centre called 826 Valencia in San Francisco.

Books on the Radio partnered with London, UK’s Ministry of Stories, the German Book Office in New Delhi, India, and British Council Malaysia office in Kuala Lumpur, to create a single novel written over four time zones by four different groups of writers within one single day.

The project was called the International 24 Hour Book Project and it was launched on World Book Day, March 1st, 2012.

Find out more about the Ministry of Stories. Find out more about the 24 Hour Book Project.