anthology

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    Aug 22
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    Aug 25
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Digging "Prairie Gold"

Prairie GoldOnce again, Writers' Voices welcomes voices from our favorite small press, Ice Cube Press, founded in North Liberty Iowa by former guest Steve Semken to feature literary writing from the Midwest.  So it is no wonder that Steve published this treasure, "Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland."

Whether you prefer prose or poetry, fiction or non, short or long, you will find it all here, with each piece shining a separate light on one of the myriad of ways that Midwesterners define themselves.

"Prairie Gold" was spun into whole cloth by the collaboration of three writers with close ties to Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa: Stefanie Brook Trout, an English instructor and MFA student, Lance M. Sacknoff, whose literary work focuses on environmental criticism, and poetry teacher Xavier Cavazos.  Trout and Sacknoff will be joining us this week on Writers' Voices.

  • Fri
    Jun 28
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  • Mon
    Jul 01
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Elizabeth Benedict, a Writers' Writer

What my mother gave me Elizabeth Benedict, this week's guest on Writers' Voices with Monica and Caroline, lives in a writers' world.  She is a celebrated novelist, sought-after teacher and writing coach, and the editor of New York Times' bestselling anthologies. She published a classic book on writing, and her essays and articles have appeared in publications ranging from Esquire to Huffington Post, to the New York Times.

"What My Mother Gave Me" from Algonquin Press, is an insightful, moving collection of essays about the gifts women writers received from their mothers.  Learn what inspired this collection and how an anthology like this comes together.

Elise BallardEpiphanies. They are the sudden realizations that can change lives.

This week on Writers' Voices, we will be speaking with Elise Ballard about her book, "Epiphany: True Stories of Sudden Insight to Inspire, Encourage, and Transform". Elise Ballard had an epiphany and set out to find out if others have also experienced such a moment. They have. Her book is a collection of over fifty stories from people from all walks of life. From Deepak Chopra, Dr. Oz, Ali MacGraw, and Barry Manilow to teachers, missionaries, homemakers, and more, they all share about how one sudden moment of insight has the power to change lives.

Elise Ballard has worked as an actress, independent filmmaker, and film producer. She lives in Los Angeles and is working on the film and website for the Epiphany project.