Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Ocean Vuong author of On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous (Penguin Press 2019) about poetry, memory, masculinity, language, newcomers to America, and finding a sense of home and belonging.
Mabel O. Wilson reads from Begin With the Past: Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture (Smithsonian Books 2016).
We’ll talk about design, dissertation to book, museums, making, Virginia, and Who Builds Your Architecture?
Weike Wang reads from her debut novel Chemistry now out in paperback (Vintage Books 2018).
We talk about voice, nontraditional chapters and leaps, writing the second book, dogs and fun facts about chemistry.
Gerald Vizenor was in town to present the 2018 Robert F. Berkhofer Jr. Lecture in Native American Studies.
We talk about haiku, sound and motion, ethical experience, and choosing chance.
Many thanks to Joseph Gone, Scott Lyons, Stephanie Elliott Prieto, Jason Voss, Frank Uhle, Department of American Culture, Native American Studies, and the Berkhofer Jr Lecture Series.
Guest host Amanda Uhle speaks with Chris Van Allsburg, author/illustrator of 19 books for children and illustrator of three more. Mr. Van Allsburg came to Ann Arbor recently to promote the newest Jumanji film, which had its Michigan premiere as a fundraiser for Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice.
They talk about his creative process, the journey from picture book to feature film, and his background as a sculptor, trained first at University of Michigan.
Stephen M. Ward talks about his book In Love and Struggle: The Revolutionary Lives of James and Grace Lee Boggs out with University of North Carolina Press in their Justice, Power, and Politics series. We talk about social justice, political movements, activism and what it looks like to dedicate your life to revolution.
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Alexander Weinstein reads from his debut collection of stories Children of the New World published by Picador. We talk about writing speculative short fiction. We also talk about rockets, empathy, teaching, and translation.
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photo credit: Jessica Spilos