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Alison Colvin to podcast on Life Rattle!

March 2, 2016

Life Rattle is a multi-pronged collective of writers and editors that supports storytelling by new writers in Toronto. It’s a literary organization, publisher and broadcaster. The latest writer to be recognized is our own Alison Colvin!Alison C colour 2014 2

Life Rattle began as a radio program in 1988 when founder Arnie Achtman broadcast the first show on CKLN 88.1 FM. Working with co-founder, Guy Allen, Arnie was determined to realize a vision of autobiographical storytelling and writing—their idea of community activism. In 1995, they launched Life Rattle Press to publish and market high quality editions of new writing. Some of this writing is featured at the annual, well-known Totally Unknown Writers Festival. Now in its twenty-seventh year, Life Rattle has broadcast (now podcasts) more than 1200 programs featuring more than 1600 stories by more than 400 new writers, with not a single story about Rob Ford!

After Alison’s story was accepted by Life Rattle she worked with editor Laurie Kallis to hone the text and prepare for her reading. Last week, she made her way by student bus to U of T Mississauga to record two short stories. Her performance will be podcast on Mothers’ Day 2016. Visit Life Rattle to find out how to sign up for podcasts!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. 65vermont permalink
    March 21, 2016 1:38 pm


    Thank you for writing this. The recording of my two stories was quite fun. Also, thank you to Laura Lush who told me about Life Rattle.


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