How do you create your home in our multifaceted city? Where do you feel like you belong? Sense of Place provides a meeting ground for all Vancouverites to share their stories about how they experience the difference in our city. Geographer Minelle Mahtani provides the scaffolding where guests reveal their experiences of loss, love, and longing of their spaces. The show explores Vancouver residents’ relationship to place – may it be a coffee shop on Commercial Drive, a community center in Kitsilano or other locations in our city. What defines our sense of place here? Tune in to find out.

“If stories bring contour and texture to our lives, then Sense of Place is where you will find some of the most interesting shapes. It’s a rare interviewer that goes into such depth and breadth as Minelle. I thoroughly enjoyed being on the show.” – Claire Cameron, best-selling author of “The Last Neanderthal” and “The Bear”

 

“Acknowledgements on Sense of Place enables the kinds of conversations we so need as authors today: conversations with the people who hold us up as writers, who help and support us along the way. Being on the show was a delight—I was able to talk to someone I’d acknowledged on the page in a way I might have been shy to otherwise and to confess how much their support shaped my writing. The show created a space to really unpack the ways writing and writers are not solitary, but are nurtured by those around us” – Jessica J. Lee, author of “Turnings”

 

“Minelle Mahtani is a deeply thoughtful and incisive interviewer whose listening skills make you feel truly seen and heard. I loved our chat on Roundhouse Radio’s Sense of Place, and still think of the magic she created in that sound booth with great fondness.” – Sharon Bala, author of the bestselling novel, The Boat People

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