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- Writers' Voices - 20160708 - Kenny Pearl

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Kenny PearlJoin us this week on Writers' Voices as we go behindKenny Pearl the scenes of dance in 1960's-70's New York City with Kenny Pearl, who has a Fairfield connection in Ken Chawkin's family.

Straight out of college and with minimal professional dance experience, Kenny headed from Toronto to New York to follow his passion - modern dance. "The Dance Gods" tells the story of his very successful career. 

Kenny danced with the greats - including Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey, even touring Russia, before returning to Toronto to teach dance. And finally, to write his memoir!

- Writer's Voices - 2014-Chris Baty

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No Plot No ProblemThis week's guest on Writers' Voices "accidentally" founded National Novel Writing Month in 1999.  Through this annual web-based motivational program for writers (which takes place every November), as well as teaching at Chris BatyStanford University's Writers' Studio and around the world, Chris Baty has inspired hundreds of thousands of would-be novelists.

In his new book, "No Plot? No Problem!" Baty provides pep talks, exercises to define characters and plot, and methods for maximizing creativity and output, all with the goal of helping you write a novel in a month.

Join Monica and Caroline as we discover the story behind NaNoWriMo, and what keeps it going. Maybe you'll get inspired to write a novel this month!

- Writer's Voices - 20141031-Micheal Morgan

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BodyEnergy LongevityWriters' Voices is pleased to welcome Fairfield therapist and author Michael Morgan, LMT, CST-D this week to talk about his new book, "The BodyEnergy Longevity Prescription: How CranioSacral Therapy Helps Prevent Alzheimer's and Dementia While Improving Your Quality of Life." 

Morgan has been an instructor of CranioSacral Therapy for the Upledger Institute for over 16 years.  Recently he has focused on the application of CranioSacral therapy to dementia and Alzheimer's disease, developing classes for therapists, laypersons and advanced practitioners.  As part of his ongoing research on aging, Morgan specializes in inflammatory processes that affect the body and brain, and the role of the immune system.

Join Monica and Caroline on Writers' Voices as we learn about the latest advances in this area of treatment.

- Writer's Voices - 20141010-Meg Wolitzer

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Monicah interviews Meg Wolitzer

- Writers' Voices - 20141003-Karen Abbott

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Monicah speaks with Karen Abbott

- Writer's Voices - 20140725 - Shaun Usher

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Letters of NoteIf you have been listening to Writers' Voices awhile, you probably know that co-host Caroline Kilbourn is single-handedly attempting to keep alive the lost art of letter-writing. You know, the kind written on paper (often by hand, with a pen), and actdually mailed?  with a stamp?  Well, perhaps not single-handedly, since the people she writes to often write back!

Shaun UsherAnd there's also Shaun Usher, whose belief in "the importance and unrivalled charm of old-fashioned correspondence" led him to start a website in 2009 called lettersofnote.com. There are currently over 900 "letters, postcards,telegrams, faxes and memos" featured on the site, written by people both famous and ordinary. From this intriguing archive, Usher selected more than 125 letters to feature in this beautifully designed anthology.  As one critic wrote, this books is "the literary equivalent of a box of chocolates - bite-sized and pure addictive pleasure."

Join us this week on Writers' Voices to learn how Usher finds the letters, how he chose which ones to include in the book, and the process of creating such a beautiful work of literary history.

- Writers' Voices - 20140627 - Amy Spitzfaden

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UntoldIf you have ever dreamed about publishing your first novel, you will definitely want to tune in to Writers' Voices this week as we speak with Amy Spitzfaden, co-winner of the first Inkfingerz Publishing Contest sponsored by Writers' Voices and 1st World Publishing, both of Fairfield Iowa.

It is really exciting for us to read this book and know that we helped make it happen!Amy Spitzfaden

She graduated with a literature and writing degree from Maharishi University of Management in 2012 and now lives in Temple, New Hampshire with her husband, Ravi. She works as editor and social media manager at PSCS Consulting in Peterborough.

Amy is back in Fairfield for a short time to launch her book.  She will be reading and signing books at Revelations Saturday, June 28 at 1:30 pm so y'all come!

 

 

- Writers' Voices - 20140620 - Women Writers

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Faith Hope Love & Deployment Tune in to Writers' Voices this week to hear the fascinating stories behind two great new books written by strong women. 

First up, Heather Gray, with "Faith, Hope, Love & Deployment," a devotional for military families that she started writing with her husband David during his last deployment to Afghanistan.  Sadly, he was killed in action, but inspired by his last letter home which began "To answer the question of why I'm willing to lay my life on the line for my country...", Heather finished this truly needed book.

The second half of this week's show features the truly impressive Lillian Darr, now 92 and a resident of FairfieLillian Darrld.  Lilllian, author of a very entertaining look back on her life so far,  "Memoirs of a 90-year Old Hippie," will be joining us live in the KRUU studio.

Caroline and Monica are delighted to bring these two wonderful women to Writers' Voices!

- Writer's Voice - 20140613 - Bruce Miller

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Curiosity's CatsBruce Joshua Miller has worked in the book industry for thirty-five years, much of it as a sales rep (he was named Publisher's Weekly Sales Rep of the Year in 2013).  Miller previously edited two books and has written for public radio, the Chicago Tribune, and other publications.  In "Curiosity's Cats: Writers on Research" Miller commissioned thirteen authors to write original essays that read like fiction and tell the real story behind the story. More than anything, these fascinating explorations of hands-on research make the case for the importance of libraries and archives even in today's wired world.

Curiosity's Cats was published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.

Any writer who needs to research (and I think that means every writer), and readers who like to see behind the curtain will definitely want to tune in to this weeks Writers Voices!

- Writer's Voice - 20140530

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Markos MoulitsasThis week on Writers' Voices we went to the archives and brought back our interview with Markos Moulitsas. Markos is the author of "American Taliban: How War, Sex,

American Taliban

 Sin, and Power Bind Jihadists and the Radical Right." The book is a no holds barred treatise on the similarities between the radical conservatives in our own country and Islamic terrorists. Citing examples of fear of change, heavy use of militaristic solutions, disdain for non-traditional lifestyles, and their ultimate goals of imposing their own worldview on the rest of society.

Markos, the founder and publisher of the progressive community blog Daily Kos, was named "the single most successful entreprenuer of the progressive movement" by the New York Times magazine writer Matt Bai. He served in the U.S. Army from 1989 through 1992. He is also the author of two previous books.

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