Sylvia Petter in Conversation with Jane SpokenWord

Sylvia Petter is an Australian author based in Vienna, Austria. She writes in English and in German, writing short and long short stories, poetry, articles, and book reviews. Her stories appear online, in magazines, anthologies, at Ether Books and in her collections. She has attended workshops and writing conferences in Austria, Australia, Canada, France, Ireland,Continue reading “Sylvia Petter in Conversation with Jane SpokenWord”

Ava Homa in Conversation with Jane SpokenWord

In this months podcast we introduce you to Kurdish activist, humanitarian, speaker, and writer in exile, Ms. Ava Homa. She believes in the power of books, and her love for writing can be felt in the depth of her imagery and the power of her spirit. In our interview she shares her work and herContinue reading “Ava Homa in Conversation with Jane SpokenWord”

John Pietaro in conversation with Jane SpokenWord

In this month’s podcast we introduce you to John Pietaro, a life long New Yorker, author, poet, and musician. In our interview he shares his personal experience of inner city life, his involvement in the struggle for affordable housing caused by gentrification, politics and the effects of Covid 19, as well as his extensive knowledgeContinue reading “John Pietaro in conversation with Jane SpokenWord”

WordCity Literary Journal. December 2020 Issue 4

Letter from the Editor, Darcie Friesen Hossack When we decided to create an Autumn and Winter Holiday-themed issue of WordCity for December, we had hoped to gather together a celebration of as many religious, cultural and seasonal offerings as possible. We hoped. We held our breath. And then, poets and writers began to respond. WeContinue reading “WordCity Literary Journal. December 2020 Issue 4”

Cécile Savage in Conversation with Jane SpokenWord

In this month’s podcast we introduce you to Cécile Savage, a jazz musician, composer/improviser, singer, poet, and single mother. In our interview she shares her personal experience of parenting a bi-racial child and shattering the glass ceiling of the role of women in jazz. Throughout history, women have made significant contributions to this male dominatedContinue reading “Cécile Savage in Conversation with Jane SpokenWord”

Art Collins in Interview with Jane SpokenWord

In this month’s podcast we introduce you to Arthur ‘Art’ Collins, a poet, educator, and mediator.A believer in the transformative power of literature, “Art the poet” is a natural sayer and teller of all that is. A restorative justice practitioner with a solid background in Education, Nonprofit Organizations, Youth Development, Coaching, and Crisis Intervention, heContinue reading “Art Collins in Interview with Jane SpokenWord”

WordCity Literary Journal. October 2020 Issue 2

Letter from the Editor: Darcie Friesen Hossack On my desk is a copy of D-L Nelson’s coat hangers & knitting needles, Tragedies of Abortion in America Before Roe v. Wade. The book is heavy for its size—not for the weight of its bindings—and has been accompanying me from room to room since it arrived hereContinue reading “WordCity Literary Journal. October 2020 Issue 2”

Faleeha Hassan in Conversation with Jane SpokenWord

In this month’s podcast we introduce you to Ms. Faleeha Hassan. A portrait of strength in the face of dire circumstances, she invites us to feel the fire of a heart that refuses to accept defeat. Sharing her personal insight of life as a single mother, refugee and educator, she teaches us that although weContinue reading “Faleeha Hassan in Conversation with Jane SpokenWord”

WordCity Literary Journal. September 2020 Issue 1

Letter from the Editor: Darcie Friesen Hossack I wrote a letter from the editor for this, our first issue of WordCity Monthly. I wrote about the pandemic, and how governments were using it as cover to defund and commit aggression against the arts. I wrote about how writers and poets have responded by creating more,Continue reading “WordCity Literary Journal. September 2020 Issue 1”