life rattle show no. 1269

Presented on THURSDAY, August 15, 2013


Hosted by Laurie Kallis


"Culture Shock"
"Applause Video"
"Be Mine"

by Belinda Grimaudo Grayburn

tonight's Show

Life Rattle Number 1269 featured new Life Rattle writer Belinda Grimaudo Grayburn.

Belinda Grimaudo Grayburn, a first-generation Canadian, is the younger of two daughters and was born in 1973 in Windsor, Ontario. Her parents, originally from Sicily, Italy, emigrated from France in the mid-1960s. Her father was a carpenter and her mother sewed for one of the big three automakers. Both parents influenced Belinda greatly and taught her the importance of hard work, ingenuity, and persevering through adversity. Belinda lived in Windsor for nineteen years before moving to the Greater Toronto Area to study American Sign Language. She is married and has a teenage boy who is the centre of her world. After living many years in both Toronto and Mississauga, Belinda and her family have settled down in the small but lovely town of Carlisle, Ontario. Belinda Grimaudo Grayburn currently works at a university and continues her studies in creative writing while also training for her first triathlon.

Belinda makes good writing look effortless. Belinda’s stories, and her reading of her stories, have a rare natural fluidity that presents quite a contrast to the earnest nature of the emotionally engaged narrator.

Life Rattle No. 1269 featured three light-hearted tales: "Culture Shock,""Applause Video" and "Be Mine."

Listen to Life Rattle No. 1270 to hear Belinda Reading her stories: "Sing, Anna, Sing" and "Letting Go."