life rattle Radio show no. 1144
Aired on CKLN FM 88.1 march 20, 2011
Hosted by Yanique Bird
Robert Bickford reading:
"The Silver Infiniti Without the Pom-Poms"
Norm Reynolds reading:
tonight's Writers and Stories
Norm Reynolds has published short fiction in the United States and Canada and book reviews in the Canadian national press. He currently teaches English and Drama in Toronto.
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.