life rattle Radio show no. 1143

Aired on CKLN FM 88.1 march 13, 2011


Hosted by Yanique Bird



Robert Bickford reading:

"On the Way to Summer Camp"
"For the Love of Teaching"

tonight's Show

Robert Bickford teaches at a special needs school in Toronto. He draws inspiration for his writing by walking and biking in downtown Toronto, swimming in Lake Superior, and carefully planning his time off.

Robert Bickford’s sharp and spot on observations of a mother exchanging needles at an AIDS Resource Network office with her young daughter and Barbie in tow, a foodcourt conversation with Jian-Li, an engineering professor in Beijing who now works as a lunchroom and educational assistant in Canada, and the nervous tension when wedding day preparations go slightly awry will enthrall you.

Bickford’s characters vibrate with life and intelligence and laugh out loud dialogue.