Host Suzanne LaGrande interviews author Jessica Maxwell about her career as a magazine writer-turned-memoirist. She discusses teaching creative non-fiction, how the role of the editor has changed, and the connections between creativity and spirituality.
Poet, creative non-fiction and fiction writer Floyd Skloot talks about his evolution as a writer, the line between fiction and non-fiction and writing as a process of discovery. For more information about his work, visit www.floydskloot.com
October in Portland is host to Wordstock, the Northwest's largest annual festival of books, writers and storytelling. Host Suzanne LaGrande interview some of the writers featured at this year's festival, including:
Suzanne LaGrande talks to writer, editor and co-founder of The Publication Studio, Matthew Stadler. Among other things they discuss is the Publication Studio's DIY publishing strategies, the social life of the book, and the importance of creating public conversations.
Suzanne LaGrande interviews Dr. Joseph Bobrow, founder and president of the Coming Home Project. Started in 2005, the Coming Home™ Project is a non-profit organization devoted to providing expert, compassionate care, support, education, and stress management tools for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, service members, their families, and their service providers.
On Between the Covers, Suzanne LaGrande interviews painter, arts educator and author, Ted Katz about The Studio Within, a series of short vignettes that together make up his artist's journey. Mr. Katz studied at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts and at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts. The paintings of Ted Katz have been shown across the country, from New York City to Portland.
In this interview, Mr. Katz talks about the importance of getting lost in order to make new creative discoveries and the choices that led him to be a painter, teacher and writer.
Suzanne LaGrande interviews Maxine Hong Kingston, author of The Woman Warrior, China Men, The Fifth Book of Peace, and most recently, I Love a Broad Margin to My Life. A teacher, as well as a writer, Ms. Kingston taught creative writing at UC Berkeley since 1981. Recently retired, Ms. Kingston reflects on how she learned to write, what she taught her students about creative writing, and what she learned over the years about the process of writing.
Host Suzanne LaGrande interviews author Maxine Hong Kingston about her latest book, I Love A Broad Margin to My Life, a free-verse memoir. Ms. Kingston discusses the influence of Thoreau, her own peace activism and and writing as a act of healing. Ms. Kingston is also the author of The Woman Warrior, China Men, Tripmaster Monkey, To Be The Poet, and The Fifth Book of Peace,