Liisa Ladouceur writes about music and culture, and is the author of two books, Encyclopedia Gothica(2011, ECW Press) and How to Kill a Vampire: Fangs in Folklore, Film and Fiction(2013, ECW Press). She regularly appears on radio and television to talk about music and the arts and has hosted events for festivals such as Luminato and the Eden Mills’ Writers Festival, In 2012, she was the keynote speaker for the Popular Culture Association of Canada’s annual conference (“What is Goth?”) and has lectured on the origins and evolution of Goth music and culture for the Toronto library and others. Liisa started all this with a community TV show in high school and a DIY zine in university, and has since been widely published. She’s a former music columnist for The Grid, CBC Radio’s DNTO and Rue Morgue Magazine and has written for Huffington Post, Exclaim!, NOW Magazine, Macleans, The Walrus, The Toronto Sun and many more. She is a juror for the Polaris Music Prize and the Prism Prize, and a former curator for Songza. Her first book of poetry, On Tenterhooks, was published in 2008, and she has performed spoken word across North America. Liisa also is also a producer and researcher for music and culture documentaries and heads up BangerTV, an all-metal YouTube channel. She worked on the Toronto music history series City Sonic, which she also hosted for Aux TV, co-wrote the feature doc Satan Lives!, and produced the viral fashion video 40 Years of Goth Style. She lives in Toronto with a black cat.
Published in:Alternative Press, Auxiliary, Bust, Eye Weekly/The Grid, Exclaim!, Huffington Post, Globe & Mail, Kerrang!, LA Weekly, Macleans, Movie Entertainment Magazine, National Post, NOW Magazine, Rue Morgue, Samaritanmag.com, THIS Magazine, Toronto Life Fashion, Toronto Sun, Tribute, US Weekly, SOCAN’s Words & Music, The Walrus, etc.
Appeared On: CTV News, CP24, CBC Newsworld, Kevin Newman Live, George Strombolopoulos Tonight, MuchMoreMusic’s Listed, Canada AM, The New Music, Rue Morgue Radio, CBC’s Definitely Not the Opera.
Film/TV credits:40 Years of Goth Style, Satan Lives!, FanArchists, Metal Evolution, Rock Icons, City Sonic, Fanboy Confessionals, Iron Maiden: Flight 666, Global Metal.