209: Sarah Leipciger, Ali Smith and Anthony McGowan
Read On - The Audiobook Show from RNIB
Sarah Leipciger breathes new life into two historical figuresand lets her imagination flow in her novel 'Coming Up for Air'. We celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month by revisiting 'How To Be Both' with author Ali Smith. And winner of last year’s CILIP Carnegie Medal for children’s literature, Anthony McGowan, discusses the series of books he has created for reluctant readers.
7: Ali Smith - Life (1999), Star Wars: Ep. III - Revenge Of The Sith (2005), Django Unchained (2021)
Your Three Favorite Movies
I invited one of my oldest school friends to come through and discuss his three favorite movies. I met Ali when I transferred to a new high school and I quickly discovered one of the first people I ever met who was actually happy (it was the 90's. it wasn't cool to be happy, yet). I hope you enjoy our conversation, as it truly reveals insights into why my amazing friend is... well, pretty amazing. :-)--------------------------------------From the Holistic Life Foundation website:Ali Smith is one of the Co-founders of the Holistic Life Foundation. He is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and graduate of the Friends School of Baltimore and the University of Maryland, College Park, receiving a BS in Environmental Science and Policy with a Biodiversity specialization. He has over 15 years of experience teaching yoga and mindfulness to diverse populations. Through his work at the Holistic Life Foundation he has helped develop and pilot yoga and mindfulness programs at public and private schools, drug treatment centers, juvenile detention centers, mental crisis facilities, and retreat centers, nationally and internationally. Ali has authored a series of children’s books, and co-authored several yoga and mindfulness based curriculum’s, as well as developed numerous workshops and training’s. His work with the Holistic Life Foundation has been featured on Making a Difference on the NBC Nightly News, CNN, and CBS, as well as O the Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post, Upworthy, Mindful Magazine, Yoga Journal, Shambala Sun, and many other publications.
Author and playwright Ali Smith chats to Nihal about her 2014 multi award-winning novel ‘How to be Both’, which has just been released as an audiobook.In this episode, Ali reveals how she takes herself out of her comfort zone, why we should give books a chance when reading them and her love of silent film. #PenguinPodcast 'How to be Both' will be available to buy as an audiobook now - https://apple.co/2Z6TNaz See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ep36 | Ali Smith - Mountain Climber, Volleyball, Track & Field
The Active Texan
In this episode of The Active Texan we chat with geologist Ali Smith. Ali grew up in Houston, TX playing volleyball and track and field. After dealing with a career ending injury, Ali figured out new ways to stay active as an avid skier and mountain climber. She has climbed all sixty-seven 14,000 ft summits in the lower 48 states and we got to hear some awesome stories about her adventures. 14ers.com
Elegy in a Cup and Saucer – Ali Smith: In My Mind's Eye #1
The Fitzwilliam Museum Podcasts
Author, playwright, academic and journalist Ali Smith reads “Elegy in a Cup and Saucer”. She begins by asking us “Where have you been in your dreams in lockdown?” Her dream takes us through the Fitzwilliam’s galleries, pausing at paintings she has known since she first visited the Museum as a postgrad in 1985. Finally she reaches a “tiny, glowing and haunting painting” – White Cup and Saucer by Henri Fantin-Latour. Luke Syson, Director, then discusses the painting with Jane Munro, Keeper of Paintings, Drawings and Prints, who describes it as “…a painting that draws people in.”
A fast-moving, passionate, genre-bending work of art that both dazzles and entertains. This month, World Book Club discusses the much garlanded novel How to Be Both with its acclaimed British author Ali Smith and her fans around the world. Still not able to gather together in a studio, presenter Harriett Gilbert and Ali Smith will be talking remotely to international listeners via all manner of means - phonelines, emails, Skype calls, and social media. In this playfully ambitious novel, a 15th-century artist, Francesco del Cossa, travels through time and space to discover a grieving sixteen-year-old girl in contemporary England taking comfort in a painting he (or is it she?) created. Or is it all the other way around? And whose story comes first?(Picture: Ali Smith. Photo credit: Sarah Wood.)
Anna and Amanda discuss the 2020 Booker Prize Shortlist. Our book of the week is Summer by Ali Smith, the final novel in her Seasonal Quartet. We have read and loved all four books. An extraordinary achievement in real-time literature. We recommend the whole series! Coming up: Humankind by Rutger Bregman. Follow us: Email: email@example.com Facebook: Books On The Go Instagram: @abailliekaras and @amandalhayes99 Twitter: @abailliekaras Credits Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz