About EVENT Magazine
For 45 years, EVENT has published the very best in contemporary new poetry and prose. They are one of Western Canada’s longest-running literary magazines, and welcome submissions written in English from around the world. Each issue of EVENT includes high-quality fiction, poetry, non-fiction and book reviews, and they feature emerging and established writers side-by-side in their pages.
About Shashi Bhat
Shashi Bhat received an MFA in Fiction from The Johns Hopkins University and a BA in English from Cornell University. Her novel, The Family Took Shape, was released from Cormorant Books in 2013, and was one of three books shortlisted for the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize. Her stories have appeared in The Malahat Review, Grain, Journey Prize Stories 24, PRISM international, EVENT, The New Quarterly, The Threepenny Review, The Missouri Review and other journals. She was a finalist for the 2010 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award. She teaches creative writing at Douglas College and is the Editor of EVENT magazine.
This is the piece Shashi Bhat discusses in the episode.
Quotes from the Episode:
3:59 “While I was working on my personal essay for medical school, I realized that I was way more into working on the essay then I was into actually any of the stuff I would actually be doing at medical school.”
5:15 “When I was in school I always loved my extracurriculars… and that’s kinda what working on a literary magazine feels like.”
22:16 “We’re looking for quality and we’re looking to be surprised.”
43:36 “No subjects are off-limits, but to try for an original take for some of the more tired subjects.”
Host: Rachel Thompson
Audio Editor: Meghan Bell
Production & Research Assistant: Gulnaz Saiyed
Produced by Room magazine and We Are Lit Writers (Rachel Thompson)
Season One of Lit Mag Love is sponsored by Lit Mag Love, an online course by Rachel Thompson