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 course, we talk Detroit. Guest host: Amanda Uhle; Engineer: Frank Uhle.
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 SeparatePeople and Simply Separate People Two. She is a Kresge Literary Arts Fellow and a 2016 Rauschenberg Writing Fellow.
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 have in common.
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.
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 for summer fun and brilliance.
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.
John Cheney-Lippold reads from We Are Data: Algorithms and the Making of Our Digital Selves published by New York University Press. We talk about categorization, control and privacy. We also talk about reconceptualizing ourselves and what it means to be a ‘dividual.’
Laura Hulthen Thomas reads from her debut collection of stories States of Motion published by Wayne State University Press as part of the Made in Michigan Writers Series. We talk about place as character, process and habit. We also talk about hope, fear and economics.
George Bornstein discusses a new facsimile edition of W.B. Yeat’s classic poetry collection, The Wild Swans at Coole, published by Scribner. We talk about George Bornstein’s introductions to the facsimile editions, this book and The Winding Stair and other Poems (1933). We also talk about passion, a life of poems, the Nobel Prize and Ireland.
Steve Hamilton talks about his latest Nick Mason novel Exit Strategy out with Putnam. We talk about working in a series, screenplays, switching publishers, promises, writers groups, and the dark side of the self.