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Authors are sometimes kind enough to read for us, which doesn’t always make the cut for broadcast. These readings are another Web exclusive.

Podcast

Writers Voice Special Series: The River Runs Through Us – Episode One

Susan Stinson
Kerry Buckley

Writers Voice inaugurates a special, six-part series exploring the literature, spirit and meaning of the Connecticut River: The River Runs Through Us.

In Episode One, historian Kerry Buckley talks about the history and impact of the Connecticut River in New England. Also, author Susan Stinson talks about her forthcoming historical novel SPIDER IN A TREE. Based in Northampton, Massachusetts, it’s about the life of 18th century Calvinist theologian Jonathan Edwards.

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Web Extras

Web Extra: A Dramatic Reading By Enchanted Circle Theater

Published in 1997–and an Oprah favorite– A LESSON BEFORE DYING was chosen as this year’s selection for One Book Holyoke, a community project based on the idea of the Big Read, a program by the National Endowment for the Arts to encourage reading.

One activity was a dramatic reading by the Holyoke based company, Enchanted Circle Theater. They compressed the action of the book into a dramatic script of about an hour and a half. Writers Voice went to a reading at Holyoke City Hall for an audience of local high school students. You can listen to the entire reading here, but we air excerpts on the show.

Listen to the full show here.

Web Extras

Web Extra: Elizabeth Strout reads from OLIVE KITTREDGE

Elizabeth Strout
Elizabeth Strout

Elizabeth Strout reads from her latest novel, OLIVE KITTERIDGE.

We talked with novelist Elizabeth Strout about her new book, OLIVE KITTERIDGE. She uses a collection of short stories to create a novel about the inhabitants of a coastal town in Maine.

Listen to the full interview here.