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Richard Price

From the archives: 2008 Richard Price reads from his novel Lush Life (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008) .  We talk about Manhattan’s Lower East Side and his method for finding the story.  We also talk about screenwriting versus the novel, dynamic dialogue and The Wire. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/u9zo8g3uwnrhm26t8174clcgrdbv17jz.mp3 Download Audio   Photo credit: Lorraine Adams Original airdate: …

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C.D. Wright

From the archives: 2008 C.D. Wright reads from her book of poems Rising, Falling, Hovering (Copper Canyon Press).  We talk about misery and love, “making it up,” and what it means to be an American Artist. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/o0dccnnfxatsba7owlqcbe54pmkjkx4m.mp3 Download Audio Photo credit: Forrest Gander Original airdate: April 16, 2008

Nikki Giovanni

From the archives: Nikki Giovanni reads from Chasing Utopia (William Morrow/HarperCollins 2013). We talk about passion and poems, speaking out and spoken word, mothers, grandmothers, watching, and wine.  Stay busy! https://umich.box.com/shared/static/2m47dyisko1ptudxrx8rlhcjesl8o9nb.mp3 Download Audio Conversation recorded on December 11, 2013 photo credit: Nikki Giovanni

Alice Walker

From the archives Alice Walker talks about Zora Neale Hurston, voting, activism, inheritance, offerings,”This Human Journey,” and gardens.

Frances Stroh

This show and the next has a special focus on Detroit, in part to mark the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 uprising.  Frances Stroh, author of Beer Money, talks about her family’s beer empire and their legacy. We talk memoir, money, families, art, and shifting perspectives on real life facts. We talk beer. And of …

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Lynn Crawford

Detroit novelist and arts writer Lynn Crawford talks about visual art, Detroit, families, fashion, and food. Lynn is the author of Shankus & Kitto A Saga, Solow, Blow, Fortification Resort (a selection of art related sestinas) and the novels Simply Separate People and Simply Separate People Two. She is a Kresge Literary Arts Fellow and a 2016 Rauschenberg Writing Fellow. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/7bjhzcj1bpvbo8yry5pfrk8zkwzwc0fj.mp3 Download For …

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Doree Shafrir

Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Doree Shafrir, Senior Culture Writer at Buzzfeed and author of the novel Start Up, which skewers startup culture and tackles workplace sexual harassment, the ever changing role of the internet in relationships, and work life balance across generations. We also talk Bill O’Reilly, feminism, and what movie plots and novel plots …

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Erin and Philip Stead

Philip and Erin Stead, Caldecott-winning writer/illustrators of A Sick Day For Amos McGee and the forthcoming Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine talk with guest host Amanda Uhle about writing and illustrating children’s books, working with the ghost of Mark Twain, artistic inspiration, and more. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/6y2d3neou4x78oyrbod0xpse2pe9t68r.mp3

Hilary Gustafson

Hilary Gustafson of Literati Bookstore talks about her picks for great summer reading by the lake shore or here in town, as well as the latest happenings at the shop. Also, as we say hallo to summer, I’d like to welcome Amanda Uhle as guest host for Living Writers with Frank Uhle engineering.  Stay tuned …

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Shanna Merola

Artist and activist Shanna Merola discusses her latest work We All Live Downwind. We talk about collage, art as activism, documentary photography, and research walls.  We also talk about her work with the National Lawyers Guild and Know Your Rights workshops. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/5g03vkhdgfca3kdrqs2q2og97ddzye0r.mp3 Download Audio Click to visit Shanna’s website!