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Ebony Roberts

Ebony Roberts reads from The Love Prison Made and Unmade: My Story (Amistad 2019). We talk about fathers, fairytales, prisons, resilience and writing memoir.  We talk about Shaka Senghor and his book Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison. http://beanball.wcbn.org/rss/Living_Writers/wcbn-living_writers-2020-03-04-170001-EDT.mp3 Download Audio program recorded: 21 Nov 2019; aired 4 March 2020

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Michigan Quarterly Review

Michigan Quarterly Review editor Khaled Mattawa, guest editor Benjamin Paloff and contributor Jeremiah Chamberlin talk about the Fall 2019 issue of Michigan Quarterly Review: What Does Europe Want Now?  We talk about MQR’s mission, its history since 1962, and its future.  We also talk about the issue’s central question, and the poetry, fiction, non-fiction, interviews

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Richard Russo

Richard Russo reads from Destiny Thief: Essays on Writing, Writers and Life (Knopf 2018).  We talk about looking backwards to make sense of things, creativity and mental illness, voice and honesty, Springsteen, and destiny. http://beanball.wcbn.org/rss/Living_Writers/wcbn-living_writers-2018-07-12-170001-EDT.mp3 Download Audio *taped on June 6th, 2018, anniversary of D-Day

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Hannah Pittard

Guest host Amanda Uhle speaks with Hannah Pittard about her novel Visible Empire (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018), book tours, writing inspired by true events, racism, siblings, and the legacy of loss. http://beanball.wcbn.org/rss/Living_Writers/wcbn-living_writers-2018-06-21-170001-EDT.mp3 Download Audio  

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Gregory Pardlo

Gregory Pardlo reads from his book of poems Digest (Four Way Books 2014), winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize. We talk about translation, community, Richard Wright and Air Traffic.   http://beanball.wcbn.org/rss/Living_Writers/wcbn-living_writers-2017-12-07-170001-EST.mp3 Download Audio

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Derek Peterson

Derek Peterson talks about his books Creative Writing (2004), Ethnic Patriotism and the East African Revival (2012) and his current projects funded by his MacArthur Fellowship. We talk about building stories, archival preservation, Mountains of the Moon University, Idi Amin and Ugandan radio. http://beanball.wcbn.org/rss/Living_Writers/wcbn-living_writers-2017-11-30-170001-EST.mp3 Download Audio

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Stephen Rush

Michigan’s own Stephen Rush reads from Free Jazz, Harmolodics, and Ornette Coleman (Routledge 2017).  We talk about the principle of human equality, enlightenment, unison, and interviewing Ornette Coleman. http://beanball.wcbn.org/rss/Living_Writers/wcbn-living_writers-2017-11-09-170001-EST.mp3 Download Audio

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