May 11, 2020 • 59M

Ep 34 Morgan Murray (author of "Dirty Birds", Cape Breton NS)

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A show that aims to give a platform for sharing ideas, perspectives and feelings in the wake of the Global COVID-19 pandemic. Interviews will feature local Guelphites as well as people living elsewhere around the world.

For this episode I interview Morgan Murray, an author living in Cape Breton NS. Morgan is about to release his debut novel, "Dirty Birds". Because of a global paper shortage, the publication has been delayed. Because of a global pandemic, there's no physical launch, or tour. But it's a fantastic book, that can exceed all the limitations of these times. It will teleport you from a tiny town in Saskatewan, to a remote, bird-covered island in Labrador, to the Plateau in Montreal, through the perspective and terrible poetry of the protagonist, "Milton Ontario" (a person, not a place). Morgan and Jenny talk about his book, and we talk about what a launch looks like in quarantine - with so much potential time to read and discover new art, could a quarantine elevate a brand new author? We can hope! The book is tentatively set to come out on June 29th, and you can find out more details at

This interview was originally recorded on April 28th, 2020