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🎙️🍃Ali Smith on Companion Piece (live in the bookshop!)🍃🎙️

Shakespeare and Company: Writers, Books and Paris

We were joined in store this week by the wonderful Ali Smith to discuss Companion Piece, the the fifth-volume in the increasingly inaccurately named Seasons Quartet.Taking the ongoing pandemic as its backdrop, Companion Piece is a mischievous, enigmatic puzzle of a novel, that examines how companionship and togetherness might be possible in a world in which everything—from a deadly virus to the vested interests of corrupt politicians—is fighting to divide us.*SUBSCRIBE NOW FOR BONUS EPISODESLooking for Friends of Shakespeare and Company read Ulysses? https://podfollow.com/sandcoulyssesIf you want to spend even more time at Shakespeare and Company, you can now subscribe for regular bonus episodes and early access to Friends of Shakespeare and Company read Ulysses.Subscribe on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/sandcoSubscribe on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/fr/podcast/shakespeare-and-company-writers-books-and-paris/id1040121937?l=enAll money raised goes to supporting “Friends of Shakespeare and Company” the bookshop’s non-profit, created to fund our noncommercial activities—from the upstairs reading library, to the writers-in-residence program, to our charitable collaborations, and our free events.*Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962. She is the author of Spring, Winter, Autumn, Public library and other stories, How to be both, Shire, Artful, There but for the, The first person and other stories, Girl Meets Boy, The Accidental, The whole story and other stories, Hotel World, Other stories and other stories, Like and Free Love. Hotel World was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Orange Prize. The Accidental was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize. How to be both won the Bailey's Prize, the Goldsmiths Prize and the Costa Novel of the Year Award, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Autumn was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017 and Winter was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2018. Ali Smith lives in Cambridge.Adam Biles is Literary Director at Shakespeare and Company. Buy a signed copy of his novel FEEDING TIME here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/S/9781910296684/feeding-timeListen to Alex Freiman’s Play It Gentle here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4gfkDcG32HYlXnBqI0xgQX?si=mf0Vw-kuRS-ai15aL9kLNA&dl_branch=1 Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


29 Jun 2022

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Episode 3: Ali Smith Now, Part 2


This episode of Pod45 is the second part of a discussion emerging from our recent cluster responding to and reflecting on the work of the Scottish novelist Ali Smith. That cluster is titled Ali Smith Now and you can find it now at post45.org/contemporaries. In our previous episode, Contemporaries editors Gloria Fisk and Francisco Robles were in conversation with cluster editors Debra Rae Cohen and Cara L. Lewis alongside two of the cluster’s contributors, Deidre Lynch and Amy Elkins.  In this discussion Gloria, Francisco, Debra Rae and Cara are joined by a different pair of scholars who contributed to the cluster – Charlotte Terrell and Walt Hunter. Their wide-ranging conversation on Smith's work and its significance takes in allegory, puns, Scottishness, the political possibilities of the novel, the semiotics of British fried chicken chains, and more.


28 May 2022

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Episode 2: Ali Smith Now, Part 1


Pod45 is the discursive cultural criticism podcast from Post45: Contemporaries. This episode is the first of two discussions responding to our recent Ali Smith Now cluster, which takes the publication of Smith's latest novel Companion Piece as an opportunity to reflect on her unique oeuvre. Contemporaries editorial team members Gloria Fisk and Francisco Robles sit down for a conversation with cluster editors Debra Rae Cohen and Cara L. Lewis, alongside Deidre Lynch and Amy Elkins, who collaborated on a piece for the cluster. The novel form, technologies of reading, connection and disconnection, collaboration and collegiality, aesthetics and politics, nature and art(ifice), irony and enchantment, joy and love and rapture: our panel bagatelle it as they see it on all these subjects and more. Part two of Ali Smith Now will follow next week. You can read the Ali Smith Now cluster at Post45: Contemporaries now: https://post45.org/sections/contemporaries-essays/ali-smith-now/

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16 May 2022

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Ali Smith

Monocle 24: Monocle on Culture

Robert Bound is joined in the studio by one of the UK’s most celebrated writers, Ali Smith. Her latest work, ‘Companion Piece’, is an addition to Smith’s seasonal quartet. Through her typical playful use of language, it brings together the specific hardships of the coronavirus pandemic and mythic history. It is a celebration of companionship and an exploration of how, after being locked down, we might open up again.


9 May 2022

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Pages 468 - 482 │ Nausicaa, part III │ Read by Ali Smith

Friends of Shakespeare and Company read Ulysses by James Joyce

Pages 468 - 482 │ Nausicaa, part III │ Read by Ali SmithAli Smith was born in Inverness in 1962 and lives in Cambridge. Her books have been translated into more than 40 languages.Buy Companion Piece here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/I/9780241541340/companion-piece-the-new-novel-from-the-booker-shortlisted-author-of-how-to-be-both*Looking for our author interview podcast? Listen here: https://podfollow.com/shakespeare-and-companySUBSCRIBE NOW FOR EARLY EPISODES AND BONUS FEATURESAll episodes of our Ulysses podcast are free and available to everyone. However, if you want to be the first to hear the recordings, by subscribing, you can now get early access to recordings of complete sections.Subscribe on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/channel/shakespeare-and-company/id6442697026Subscribe on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/sandcoIn addition a subscription gets you access to regular bonus episodes of our author interview podcast. All money raised goes to supporting “Friends of Shakespeare and Company” the bookshop’s non-profit.*Discover more about Shakespeare and Company here: https://shakespeareandcompany.comBuy the Penguin Classics official partner edition of Ulysses here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/d/9780241552636/ulyssesFind out more about Hay Festival here: https://www.hayfestival.com/homeAdam Biles is Literary Director at Shakespeare and Company. Find out more about him here: https://www.adambiles.netBuy a signed copy of his novel FEEDING TIME here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/S/9781910296684/feeding-timeDr. Lex Paulson is Executive Director of the School of Collective Intelligence at Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique in Morocco.Original music & sound design by Alex Freiman.Hear more from Alex Freiman here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4gfkDcG32HYlXnBqI0xgQX?si=mf0Vw-kuRS-ai15aL9kLNA&dl_branch=1Follow Alex Freiman on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/alex.guitarfreiman/Featuring Flora Hibberd on vocals.Hear more of Flora Hibberd here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5EFG7rqfVfdyaXiRZbRkpSVisit Flora Hibberd's website: This is my website:florahibberd.com and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/florahibberd/ Music production by Adrien Chicot.Hear more from Adrien Chicot here: https://bbact.lnk.to/utco90/Follow Adrien Chicot on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/adrienchicot/Photo of Ali Smith by Sarah Wood See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


21 Apr 2022

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Why retreats are a way of life with Ali Smith

Live and Love Your Brand

Ali Smith is the founder of muMEcations and believes every mother deserves access to the respite of retreatsLearn more about the fabulous Rest & Receive Retreat hosted by yours truly, Emma from Lovelly Communications, and Ali from muMEcations:https://lovellycommunications.mykajabi.com/rest-receive-june-2022 Get to know Alison Smith: I think that being a Mum is the hardest job in the world and the reality is, I miss my pre-Mum life. That's why I founded muMEcations, a not-for-profit organisation on a mission to help women take time out from Mum-duties to nurture their mental health and wellbeing by providing luxury weekend retreats full of rest, relaxation, pampering and social connection. Connect with Alison Smith on the following channels: Website: https://www.mumecations.com.au/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mumecations/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/muMEcations Learn more with Alison: https://www.mumecations.com.au/ Connect with Emma Lovell and Lovelly Communications: Join our Facebook Community: Live & Love Your Brand Website: www.lovellycommunications.com// Instagram: @Lovellycomms Linkedin: Emma Lovell Facebook: LovellyCommunications Twitter @Lovellyinc Ready to work on your personal brand? Then the How to Live & Love Your Brand online course might be for you! Get all the info here!


12 Apr 2022

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Ali Smith

This Cultural Life

Award-winning novelist, playwright and short story writer Ali Smith is the author of 12 novels, three of which have been nominated for the Booker Prize for Fiction. Her best-selling How To Be Both won the Women’s Prize for Fiction and the Costa Novel of the Year in 2014. Brought up in the Scottish Highlands, she was the youngest of five children in a working class family, studied English at Aberdeen University and began writing fiction whilst studying for a doctorate at Cambridge. Ali Smith tells John Wilson about the influence of cinema on her fiction, particularly the work of French new wave director Jacques Rivette whose disregard for conventional linear narrative in films including Céline and Julie Go Boating made a big impression. She also recalls how, as an aspiring writer, the work of fellow Scottish novelists and poets, including Liz Lochhead, Alistair Gray, James Kelman and Muriel Spark, helped give her the confidence to write her own fiction. Ali Smith also discusses 1960s pop artist Pauline Boty, a contemporary of Peter Blake and David Hockney, who tragically died at the age of 28 in 1966. Boty’s life and work - overlooked for three decades after she died - became a central aspect of Ali Smith’s 2016 novel Autumn, the first of a quartet of seasonal-themed books written and published over four years. Producer: Edwina Pitman


9 Apr 2022

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Jane reads Ali Smith

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Name: Jane Reading: How to Be Both, Ali Smith Why did you want to read this? I chose this book for my book group last year and I think without the group discussions I would have struggled with it. It is incredibly rich and beautiful and I couldn't fathom how it had been written. We all ended up loving this book.  How did you record yourself? In my kids room with the cat on a cold Monday when I had no energy and needed to do something other than work.


23 Mar 2022

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Understanding and Overcoming Trauma - with Ali Smith

COACH - The Professional Coaching Podcast

Welcome to the latest COACH podcast with Trauma  Specialist, Hypnotherapist and Coach, Ali Smith. She joined me to debunk some of the myths surrounding the topic of trauma and why it's so important to be aware around trauma when working with clients and to understand and process your own trauma. Ali has spent many years on a mission to change her client's definition and perception of trauma. Her own story of surviving a terrorist attack has enabled her to really hold space and compassion for others. Ali uses a trauma informed approach and a polyvagal theory approach to help entrepreneurs create healthy relationships and massive success in their businesses by understanding reframing the dysfunctional patterns created by stress and trauma. In this episode we talk about how trauma can show up and where and what PTSD is and what certain stigmas still remain. We also ask the question around trauma and what it means and why people may think they have never 'had' any trauma. But trauma is about the internal process that occurs which affects and triggers how your nervous system responds. Being able to emotionally regulate is a powerful way to overcome and manage trauma. As a trauma specialist, trainer and inspirational speaker, Ali provides education to coaches, business leaders and organisations on this hugely misunderstood subject. Website: https://ali-smith.com/Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alismithcoaching/FREE GUIDE - 5 Simple Steps to Stop being a People Pleaser:https://alisonnatalie3.ac-page.com/stop-people-pleasingTake the Trauma QUIZ https://ali-smith.com/quiz


14 Mar 2022

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Blogging About Dogs with Dog Trainer Ali Smith of Rebarkable

Wear Wag Repeat Podcast

In this episode I’m sharing a conversation with Ali Smith of Rebarkable. Ali is a dog trainer who has relocated to Maryland from the UK. She’s been able to use blogging and a smart search engine optimization strategy to maintain her business no matter where in the world she is. Ali explains that content marketing through blogging and social media is your way to get in front of your ideal audience. Many petpreneurs think Instagram is the only way to do that. But did you know that according to consumers, information found through search engines is believed to be more trustworthy than info found on social media. That makes blogging and SEO essential for pet industry pros. In addition to a content marketing strategy, Ali also talked to me about working with reactive dogs and how to draw the line between giving free advice on her blog and charging for dog training. This is my favorite kind of conversation because it’s equal parts business and dogs. If you’d like to connect with more women who love to talk shop with their pets by their sides… Wear Wag Repeat Society will be opening back up to new members in April. Get on the waitlist now at wearwagrepeat.com/society.


9 Mar 2022