In Part Two of this week’s podcast, we play an interview we first aired last year with the great “Eclectic Disc Jockey”, Studs Terkel. He joined us for a music-filled interview about his last book, AND THEY ALL SANG, which has just been re-issued in paperback. We also hear two poets from Northampton, Massachusetts read from their work: Carol Edelstein (THE DIASPPEARING LETTERS), and Gail Thomas (NO SIMPLE WILDERNESS).
In Part One of this week’s show, we talk with author and poet Richard Michelson about growing up Jewish in an African-American neighborhood in New York and his books for children coming out of that experience. We talk about two of them: [amazon-product text=”HAPPY FEET” type=”text”]B001DZ41JC[/amazon-product] and [amazon-product text=”TOO YOUNG FOR YIDDISH” type=”text”]0881061182[/amazon-product].
We also talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Maxine Kumin in this excerpt from a previously aired interview about her latest collection of poems, [amazon-product text=”JACK, AND OTHER NEW POEMS” type=”text”]039332852X[/amazon-product].
Writer’s Voice broadcast on WMUA 91.1 FM on December 15, 2006. Podcast pioneer Rob Walch tells us the TRICKS OF THE PODCASTING MASTERS.
Everybody’s heard about podcasting, but few really know what it is–or how they can use it for fun or to promote their business or career. Podcast pioneer Rob Walch (founder of Podcast411) tells us how to do it well. (Interview audio only.)
Peter Bowerman talks with us live about [amazon-product text=”The Well-Fed Self-Publisher: How to Turn One Book into a Full-Time Living” type=”text”]0967059860[/amazon-product].
The bottom line holds ever more draconian sway over the publishing industry, and that makes it ever harder for writers to get published. But the Internet is opening a new way: self-publishing. Bowerman talks about how the Web fosters niche-marketing and buzz over a long period — and how that can turn authors into “well-fed self-publishers”.
Writer’s Voice guest Steve Freeman ([amazon-product text=”WAS THE 2004 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION STOLEN?” type=”text”]1583226877[/amazon-product]) and co-author Steve Bleifuss have just published an excellent op ed in the South Florida Sun-Sentinal about how independent exit polling is a critical means of safeguarding the integrity of the vote.
Our guest Friday October 27 will be Steve Freeman, author of WAS THE 2004 ELECTION STOLEN. He’s also with Election Integrity, working to make sure that the election results tally the real exit polls. Read ahead this note about it from Stephanie Frank Singer, the director of the Vote Count Protection Project at Election Integrity Continue reading →
We talk with Spencer Overton about his book, [amazon-product text=”STEALING DEMOCRACY: The New Politics of Voter Suppression” type=”text”]0393330931[/amazon-product]. And Francine Prose talks about [amazon-product text=”READING LIKE A WRITER: A Guide for People Who Love Books and For Those Who Want to Write Them” type=”text”]0060777052[/amazon-product]. Continue reading →
TIPS for Writing Memoirs
by Josh Wilder
A Memoir is a recollection or record of events written by a person who has intimate knowledge of the events and they are usually based upon personal observations. While the concept of writing about one’s own life seems easy enough, here are some tips to make the process run more smoothly. Continue reading →
Everyone can write poetry, but, like all other art forms, it takes a lot of practice to write good poetry — especially poetry you want to publish. (Many publishing companies will provide the resources for you to self-publish and create your own book of poetry.) Here are a few pointers that can help every aspiring poetry writer… Continue reading →