Archive of Writers' Voices

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Visits with the AmishPlease join us on Writers' Voices this week to welcome Linda Egenes, adjunct faculty member at MUM and author of Visits with the Amish. Linda visited with her Old Order Amish neighbors in Southeast Iowa for thirteen years before writing this informative book. She has also written about the Amish for Cobblestone, Plain, Iowa Source, and the Plain Reader. Hosted this week by Chamaigne Montana and Caroline Kilbourn, this is an episode not to be missed by anyone interested in a deeper understanding of Amish culture. “Direct, respectful, and informative, Visits with the Amish takes us into the very homes and businesses of the plain people. There we enter a culture so different from the American mainstream that we are forced to examine our own spiritual beliefs, identities, and values. This slim, quiet book should assume a big place on the bookshelves of anyone interested in anthropology, religion, folklore, or the Amish culture."--Mary Swander

Father & Son, Rodney & Aman Charles on Writers' Voices

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This week on Writers' Voices, Chamaigne Montana and Caroline Kilbourn will talk with Fairfield's own Rodney Charles, founder of 1st World Publishing, and his son Aman Charles, author of Camp Ghoulog, among others.
Camp GhoulogMiracles of the Saints

Both have a passion for publishing and want to encourage others to give it a whirl. Aman says, "I love writing books because I learn so much while I am writing them." Rodney says, "I'd love to see more Fairfield authors get published. You can make money and just have a blast
promoting books."

In this interview, we will discuss Aman's Camp Ghoulog, Rodney's best seller Miracles of the Saints, and the wonderful world of publishing.

Carol Bodensteiner and Lance OKones on Writers’ Voices

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Lance OKonesCarol Bodensteiner

Please join us this week for Writers’ Voices with Monica and Caroline as we hear from two local authors.

Carol Bodensteiner will join us from 1 to 1:30 to talk about her book, Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl. While she then heads to the Fairfield Public Library to give a talk at 2pm, we’ll be joined by another Iowa author, Lance OKones, from 1:30 to 2:00.

20090417 Writers Voices George Foster

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Chicken Soup CoverBook publishers call George Foster “the besIssat
book cover designer in the country,” “a master at designing book covers that sell,” “a creative person’s dream to work with,” and even “a lucky charm.” He has designed the cover for more than a thousand books for publishers large and small including Simon & Schuster, Harcourt Brace, Pearson Education, St. Martin’s Press, and early books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

Mr. Foster wrote the chapter on book cover design for the perennial bestseller “1001 Ways to Market Your Books” and will be featured in a new book to be published in August 2009, “The Writer’s
Essential Toolbox”.

Please join Monica and Caroline this Friday on Writers' Voices at 1pm on KRUU to help us welcome local artist George Foster.

- Writers' Voices - 20090410 - Thomas Gates

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Thomas Gates

 

Thomas Gates is a contributing author of “Thank God I, Book 2”. Book 1 was a best seller. He is also the author of “Nobody Gets out of Here Dead!”, coming out in August. Many years ago, when Thomas was 22, he had an extensive near death experience. As a result, he now inspires and empowers audiences with his presentations, workshops, training programs and consultations as he shares the unique healing gifts and insights that came from his remarkable near death journey.

In his workshops he gives simple, yet powerful techniques to enjoy greater physical, emotional, and spiritual well being and teaches a self treatment healing method.

Please join us for what promises to be a rewarding conversation with Thomas Gates on Writers' Voices, this Friday, April 10 at 1pm.

Business Writer Paul Lima on Writers' Voices

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Paul Lima

 

Our guest this week on Writers' Voices is Toronto-based business writer and business writing trainer Paul Lima. Paul has written several books on writing, including "The Six-Figure Freelancer; How to Find, Price, and Manage Corporate Writing Assignments", "The Business of Freelance Writing; How to Develop Article Ideas and Sell them to Newspapers and Magazines", and "How to Write a Non-Fiction Book in 60 Days."

Paul also offers seminars and workshops on search engine optimization, presentations and speeches, media interviews, copywriting, media release writing, and effective emailing.

Please join Monica Hadley and her cohost/mom Caroline this Friday at 1pm to hear from this experienced writer.

Anthony Starr and Roma Gal on Writers' Voices

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Zippy and TippyTwo of our own Fairfield authors, Anthony Starr Roma Galat
1pm and and Roma Gal at 1:30pm, will be our guests this Friday on Writers Voices. Tune in to hear about how self-publishing can open doors for writers, from children’s books to steamy romance novels.

Anthony Starr created Zippy and Tippy’s New Family, a beautifully photographed children’s book in which two Midland Painted Box Turtles,who have been longtime friends, discuss and decide to become mates and create a family of their own. This book describes what they must go through to become proud parents while including some of the other animals who share their home, with an emphasis on what humans can do to positively impact their home and nature in general.

Anthony will be doing a reading at Revelations on Saturday,March 28 at 3pm.

Ron Khare on Writers' Voices

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The Sharp Knife of Forced Simplicity; the Numinous Rebellion is the intriging title that we will discuss this week on Writers' Voices. Sharp Knife
What does it mean to truly be an American? How much freedom does a person have in the world? What is "forced simplicity" and why is it a sharp knife? When do problems really start to become a problem? What is real power and how can we use it in life? Is idealism the dream of the immature, or a path to fulfillment? What does "numinous" mean anyway?
These are some of the questions that local author and philosopher Ron Khare tackles in surpsising ways in this collection of essays.
"The writing is clean and clear, and the insights are informed with the passion and excitement of original discovery." -- Angela Mailander, Ph.D.

Steve Semken on Writers' Voices

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Ice Cube PressSharing, creating and learning since 1993, Ice Cube Press
books have specialized in Midwestern stories about the world in which we live. Sometimes this means examining the wild and the natural, sometimes we must pay attention to the social, the human, even the reptilian.

Who and what have helped us evolve in our place? ICP books tread deeply into new ideas such as living with topsoil, exploring tornadoes, blizzards, sometimes digging down to Devonian fossil beds. At other times ICP books explore humor, or landscape art. Whether it’s weather patterns, food, or prairies.

Ice Cube Press has earned a number of awards, including A Kansas Book Award, A Midwest Connections Pick and the Radish Magazine Award. ICP has worked closely with groups such as Humanities Iowa and the Iowa Arts Council.

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Fran Capo

 

Besides being a motivational speaker, adventurer, actress, comedian, mother, and Guinness Book of World Records holder for fastest talking female, Fran Capo is also the author of 10 books and working on her 11th.

Please join us on Writers Voices as we talk with Fran about three of her books, Adrenalin Adventures about fun and unusual things to do, Almost a Wise Guy, a novel about her father's escapades between the Mob and law enforcement, and Hopeville; City of Light, a children's book that emerged from an angelic encounter.

Fran Capo has been on over 250 television shows, including Entertainment Tonight,Larry King Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, Good Morning America, Nick at Night, Discovery Channel, and the Martha Stewart Show.

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Karol Truman will be our guest on Writers' Voices this week.  We will be discussing her book, "Feeligns Buried Alive Never Die."

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Elaine Aron

In her national bestseller, The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You, author Elaine Aron, Ph.D. defines a distinct personality trait that affects as many as one out of every five people. According to Dr. Aron's definition, the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) has a sensitive nervous system, is aware of subtleties in his/her surroundings, and is more easily overwhelmed when in a highly stimulating environment.
The HSP personality trait has been accepted into mainstream psychology. Dr. Aron's findings have been published in Counseling Today, Counseling and Human Development, and the prestigious Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

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Writers' Voices celebrates the Fairfield Film Festival by interviewing MUM Filmmakers Geoff Boothby and Cullen Thomas about their film, Wormtooth NationWormtooth Nation this Friday, Feb 6, at 1pm.

Originally conceived as a "steampunk Midsummer Night's Dream set in an underground city where no one ever dies", Wormtooth nation is a 9 part series available for viewing at http://theskyisfree.com or this weekend at the Film Festival.

Steampunk is a genre of retrospective science fiction in which fanciful technologies are suggested, even after we know better. Steam-powered space ships or coal-burning robots would be examples of
"steampunk".

Christian author Janet Thompson on Writers' Voices

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Janet ThompsonPlease help us welcome Janet Thompson to Writers' Voices
this Friday at 1pm. Janet has been prolific in sharing her personal experiences with Breast Cancer, once being and then having a "prodigal daughter", and in Christian mentoring. In addition to being a speaker and mentor, Janet is the author of three books, with three more in the works, and is the founder of About His Work Ministries and Publishing.

"Dear God, They Say It's Cancer" is the book that Janet wished he had when she was going through breast cancer. "Praying for Your Prodigal Daughter" offers hope through the success stories of both herself and her daughter. "Woman to Woman Mentoring" is Janet's answer to a call from God that has become her life's passion. She has also published a Bible study series entitled, "Mentoring God's Way".

Janet is currently working on three books, "Dear God, Why Can't I Have a Baby?", "Lunch with Jesus", and "The Team that Jesus Built".

Iowa City Author Thomas Dean on Writers' Voices

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Thomas DeThomas Deanan“A beautifully written memoir . . . a moving journey through the author's personal life and its continual relationship to the landscape he accepts and honors.” -
Jim Heynen
Thomas Dean is a writer and editor with a deep interest in our connections to place, our relationship with the natural world, and the cultural life of the Midwest. A pushcart Prize nominee, Dean has recently published a book of personal essays, Under a Midland Sky (Ice
Cube Press, 2008). This collection focuses on Midwesters life through the experience of seasons, weather, and other phenomena in the sky, exploring Dean's personal efforts at finding home, as well as ruminations on what it means for all of us to seek a sense of place.

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Dieppe CrossingA story about friendship, life and adventures take center stage as Betty L. McLane-Iles creates a book that will surely inspire you. Dieppe Crossing takes you to the days of the resistance and retribution of the Spanish Civil War, the French Resistance, and the Occupation of France and back toward the present

Betty McLane-Iles has een a Professor of French at Truman State University in northeast Missouri since 1982. She works on historical biography and fiction, frequently in partnership with her husband, Lawrence Irvine Iles, a British historian and Labour politician. Her perspective on art and life has been strongly influenced by her congressional service, travels, teaching, community and union activism, and by the progressive
humanitarian principles of the European and Quebecois women leaders she has known.

- Writers' Voices - 20090109 - Jill Bolte Taylor

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Jill Bolte Taylor

My Stroke of Insight author Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is this week's guest on Writers' Voices with Monica and Caroline. Tune in to KRUU 100.1 FM Friday Jan 9, 1pm, or Monday Jan 12, 8am.
Dr. Taylor, a brain scientist, had a stroke and recovered to tell the story of how her consciousness shifted during the experience. One of Time magazine's 100 most influential people of 2008, and featured on Oprah, Dr. Taylor feels that greater peace is possible by choosing to cultivate our right-brained consciousness, and that this is a message worth spreading.

Dr. Taylor first became interested in the functions of the mind when she was a child, growing up with a brother with schizophrenia. She has devoted her career to the study of severe mental illnesses as a Harvard-trained neuroanatomist.

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Jill Bolte Taylor

My Stroke of Insight author Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is this week's guest on Writers' Voices with Monica and Caroline. Tune in to KRUU 100.1 FM Friday Jan 9, 1pm, or Monday Jan 12, 8am. Dr. Taylor, a brain scientist, had a stroke and recovered to tell the story of how her consciousness shifted during the experience. One of Time magazine's 100 most influential people of 2008, and featured on Oprah, Dr. Taylor feels that greater peace is possible by choosing to cultivate our right-brained consciousness, and that this is a message worth spreading.

Dr. Taylor first became interested in the functions of the mind when she was a child, growing up with a brother with schizophrenia. She has devoted her career to the study of severe mental illnesses as a Harvard-trained neuroanatomist.

- Writers' Voices - 20081205 - Laurie Keinlen

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- Writers' Voices - 20081128 - Gregory Paul Johnson

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Gregory Paul Johnson

Put Your Life on a Diet: Lessons Learned Living in 140 Square Feet is the ultimate resource for living a simpler life as well as leaving behind a smaller environmental footprint and living a healthier life for you and the planet. In this book, author Gregory Paul Johnson guides us in five significant areas -- housing, food, technology, utilities, and transportation.


Writers' Voices with Monica and Caroline
warmly welcomes author Gregory Paul Johnson, as well as guest host Steve Cooperman, this Friday, November 28 at 1pm. Steve Cooperman is a former journalist and KRUU show host who is currently involved in numerous community projects. Steve put his own life on a diet about a year ago when he moved into a 500 sq ft cottage with a wood stove, close to the town square, greatly reducing driving miles.

- Writers' Voices - 20080912 Melissa Delbridge

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Delbridge knows sorrow like she knows the rhythm
of her own heart. . . . Fans of Carson McCullers won't want to miss
this one—witty, tragic, and relentlessly wise.”—Booklist, starred review

Family Bible

Melissa Delbridge, author of this intense, funny and
tragic memoir of growing up in the deep South, joins Monica and
Caroline on Writers' Voices this week. "Family Bible" was published by
the University of Iowa Press as part of their Sightline Books: the Iowa
Series in Literary Nonfiction.

Delbridge has published essays and short stories in the Antioch Review, Southern Humanities Review, Third Coast, and other journals. She is an archivist in the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University.

Join us Friday at 1 pm or Monday at 8 am for this exploration of the modern memoir form.

- Writers' Voices - 20080919 Dr. Loreen Herwaldt

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Our guest this week on Writers' Voices with Monica and Caroline is Iowa City physiPatient Listeningcian Loreen Herwaldt,
who uses the illness narratives of two dozen writer-patients to teach
listening skills to medical students, residents, physicians, and other
health care providers.

Herwaldt skillfully pares each narrative down to its
most basic elements, rendering them into powerful found poems that she
has used successfully in her role as a teacher and in her own practice.
Drawing from narratives by writers who are both emerging and well
known, each poem reveals the experience of illness and treatment from
the patient's perspective.

Join us on Writers' Voices Friday at 1 pm or Monday 8
am for insights on the use of poetry in the practice of medicine from
Dr. Loreen Herwaldt, author of "Patient Listening: A Doctor's Guide."

- Writers' Voices - 20081003 Robert McDowell

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Robert McDowell

 

 

Tune in to KRUU 100.1 FM this Monday at 8am to hear Robert McDowell on Writers' Voices. We'll be discussing his book, Poetry as Spiritual Practice.

At once an engaging technical primer on the mechanics and terminology
of poetry, a profound meditation on the relationship between poetry and
the Divine, and an inspirational guide for integrating poetry into
daily spiritual practice, Poetry as Spiritual Practice will become a cherished companion, inviting you to recognize poetry as "the pure sound and shape of your spirit."

 

- Writers' Voices - 20080926 Mary Swander

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Click here for Mary Swander's website

Award-winning author Mary Swander
talks with us about her memoir, "Out of this world: A Journey of Healing" this Friday on Writers' Voices with Monica and Caroline

In addition to her two memoirs, three books of poetry, and other creative works, Ms. Swander has published individual poems, essays, short stories and articles in such places as The Nation, National Gardening Magazine, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and Poetry magazine.

- Writers' Voices - 20080905 Debengle- Dianeglass

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Writers' Voices with Monica and Caroline welcomes Iowans Diane Glass and Deb Engle, coauthors of "Tending Your Inner Garden: A notebook of personal transformation and renewal."

 

Tune in to hear about this program of spirituality and creativity just for women, based on the cycles of Nature as a model of change. "Tending Your Inner Garden" encourages women to use journaling, art and meditation to get in touch with their inner desires and find fulfillment.

Tending Inner Garden

 

- Writers' Voices - 20080829 - Natalie Goldberg

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Old Friend From Far Away

 

 

Tune into KRUU 100.1 FM this Friday at 1 pm to hear Natalie Goldberg live on Writers’ Voices.
Ms. Goldberg is the author of “Writing Down The Bones: Freeing The
Writer Within” (1986), which sold over one million copies and was
translated into fourteen languages.

University of Iowa writing teacher Cheryl Fusco Johnson will join co-host Caroline Kilbourn
to delve into Ms. Goldberg’s latest book, “Old Friend from Far Away:
The Practice of Writing Memoir.” Cheryl says “If this book doesn’t get
you writing, nothing will.”

The interview will be rebroadcast Monday at 8 am.

- Writers' Voices - 20080822 - Dale Salwak

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- Writers' Voices - 20080815 - Richard Edson

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- Writers' Voices - 20080808 - Leslie Kagen

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- Writers' Voices - 20080801 - Randy Hobler

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