life rattle show no. 1303

Presented on THURSDAY, June 5, 2014


hosted by Virginia ashberry


"Uncle Clyde"
"The Colour of Time"
by Vanessa Mariga



tonight's Show

Life Rattle Program No. 1303 features three classic from Life Rattle writer Vanessa Mariga.

Vanessa Mariga was born the younger of two daughters, in Sudbury in 1979, and grew up in Lively, Ontario, just outside of Sudbury. She went to an all-girls school in Sudbury before starting University of Toronto at Mississauga in 1998. She graduated in 2002 then went on to study graduate journalism at Humber College.

Vanessa Mariga has written a series of stories set in and concerning her home town. On tonight’s program we’re going to hear three stories about family members and young romance. .

With a direct and honest style, Mariga keeps us engaged and avoids sticky sentiment. We get to fill in the spaces…that’s the best kind of short story writing.

Please note: tonight’s stories contain adult situations and strong language. Listener discretion is advised.