Writing

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    Apr 02
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    Apr 05
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Diana Leaf Christian, upcoming Eco-Fair Speaker

Diana Leaf ChristianDiana Leaf Christian is an internationally sought-after author, speaker, and consultant to eco-villages, co-housing communities, and other types of intentional communities. She has written two books - Finding Community: How to join and eco-village or intentional community, and Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Eco-Villages and Intentional Communities.

For 14 years she was editor of Communities magazine, and now publishes “Ecovillages,” a free online newsletter about ecovillages worldwide. She was a keynote speaker at the Japanese Ecovillage Conference in Tokyo in 2007, and an instructor at the first EDE course in the Philippines in 2009.

  • Fri
    Mar 26
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    Mar 29
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"Secrets of Oz" Part II with Carol de Giere

Carol de GiereWriters' Voices continues the "Oz" theme started last week, with this interview with Fairfield-connected Carol de Giere, author of Defying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz from Godspell to Wicked. Carol interviewed Schwartz and his colleagues, friends, and family extensively for this book. She narrates his career from writing Godspell's score at age 23 to his phenomenal success with Wicked. She also covers his not-so-successful creative endeavors. Of interest to other artists and writers is the "Creativity Notes" that share insights about the artistic life. 

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    Mar 19
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    Mar 22
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Writers' Voices Visits the Land of Oz!

WickedIn a two-episode special event, Writers’ Voices unveils the makings of The Wizard of Oz and its prequel, Wicked, through biographers Evan Schwartz and Carol de Giere.

Tune in Friday, March 19 at 1pm Central (kruufm.com) to hear Evan Schwartz, author of Finding Oz: How L. Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story, reveal both the spiritual teachings and life experiences that inspired The Wizard of Oz. Involving a Swami from the 1893 World’s Fair and a real yellow brick road, this is a fascinating inside look into a creative work that has touched all our lives. You might even find yourself pondering, “Am I a good witch or a bad witch…or both?!”

Next Friday, March 26, Fairfield-connected Carol de Giere talks about her book, Defying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz from Godspell to Wicked. Inspired by The Artist’s Way to follow her dream as a freelance writer, this was her first book project. As part of the process, she has developed www.MusicalSchwartz.com, and began publishing an email quarterly newsletter The Schwartz Scene.

Jill Esbaum

 

 

Our guest this week on Writers' Voices is Jill Esbaum, award winning picture book author and instructor for the Institute of Children's Literature.  She is also the Quad Cities Chair for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. 

Cheryl Johnson will be guest co-hosting the show and speaking during the last portion of the show about the upcoming Iowa Summer Writing Festival.  Now is the time to start registering for workshops, and Cheryl has the inside scoop!

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Author, coach, speaker, and self-love expert, Christine Arylo, is our next guest on Writers' Voices. In her book, Choosing Me Before We, she teaches that loving yourself first opens doors to finding the relationship, and the life that you truly want. In 2008, she launched "Madly in Love with Me", an international movement to inspire women and girls.  

Christine traded in her career helping to build brand images for companies like Gap, Visa, and Frito Lay, to help 21st Century women, who can now do anything and feel that they have to do everything.

Chamaigne Montana and Caroline Kilbourn will host this interview. 

Marisa Handler Loyal to the SkyMarisa Handler, author of Loyal to the Sky: Notes from an Activist is our guest on Writers' Voices this week. Chamaigne Montana and Caroline Kilbourn will ask Marisa to tell about her fascinating journey from apartheid South Africa, to the U.S., to Israel, India, Nepal, Ecuador, Peru.  Not surprisingly, Marisa became deeply interested in social justice work during her travels, and this memoir takes a look at the social justice movement.  It's a riveting and educational read, that has received high praise.  Please join us for what promises to be an intriguing interview. 

Writers' Voices welcomes Michael Murphy to the show. We will be discussing his books, "Murphy's Laws of the Inner Life" and "What the Animals Said to Me". "Murphy's Laws of the Inner Life" is both a memoir and an example of a writing technique that Michael teaches. He has taught writing at MIU and independently. Both of these books were wonderful reads and we are looking forward to getting to know Michael a little better in what promises to be an engaging interview. To find out more or join the conversation, check out our new website, writersvoices.com

Tune into KRUUFM.com or 100.1 FM in Fairfield this Friday, January 8 at 1pm Central Time to hear Sherry Ellis talk about her new book, Now Write! Non-Fiction. This is an essential handbook for non-fiction writers, featuring the trusted personal writing exercises of today's masters of creative non-fiction, including Gay Talese, Reza Aslan, John Matteson, Tilar Mazzeo, and many more!

During the second half-hour of the show, we'll talk with John Sorflatten about the upcoming Fairfield Art Walk Film Expo, February 5-6. This will be Fairfield's 6th Annual celebration of Iowa film-making and script-writing. If you missed the interview, you can listen to it at Writersvoices.com

 

Janice TaylorTune in to kruufm.com, Friday at 1pm Central to hear why Janice Taylor believes you can wake up New Years morning thinner than you are now! Janice is one of the country's leading health and wellness coaches, a weight-loss artist®, a motivational speaker, author, creator of the popular e-letter Our Lady of Weight Loss, the Kick in the Tush Club, and contributor to The Huffington Post, Today's Health & Wellness Magazine, intent.com and Beliefnet.com. She has been featured in The Oprah Magazine, NY Times, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Chicago Sun Times, LA Times, CNN.com, webMD.com, Fitness and Health magazine. She has appeared on numerous radio and television programs across the country including Discovery Health and Naomi's New Morning on the Hallmark Channel.

Caryn Mirriam-GoldbergThe Sky Begins at Your Feet is an unforgettable cancer memoir by veteran writer and poet Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg. Chamaigne Montana and Caroline Kilbourn will be hosting Writers' Voices this Friday, December 11, at 1pm Central Time. Tune in at KRUUfm.com.

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg is the 2009-2011 Poet Laureate of Kansas, and a long-time transformative language artist. As a poet, fiction and non-fiction writer, teacher, mentor, and facilitator, she explores and celebrates how the spoken, written and sung word can help us live more meaningful and vibrant lives. Founder of Transformative Language Arts at Goddard College, where she teaches, she values social and personal transformation through the spoken, written and sung word.