Writing

Patrick IrelanMonica Hadley and Caroline Kilbourn will be speaking with Iowa writer Patrick Irelan about his collection of short stories entitled, Reruns. These stories will take you places you can’t ignore. Welcome to
a world of office anarchy, self-improvement fraud, and space aliens who live in silos. Observe an urban scene so ugly that it drives people into group therapy. Enroll in a correspondence course taught by a man who knows nothing about the subject matter. Sit in on a meeting of the Burning Desire Romance Writers. Apply for a job at the Ray of Hope Greeting Card Company. Join us now as we enter a cultural dreamland in which every day is just another televised rerun.

Dr. DanielsTune in at KRUUfm.com this Friday, November 27 at 1pm Central to hear Chamaigne Montana and Caroline Kilbourn interview Dr. David Daniels about his updated and re-released book, The Essential Enneagram. Dr. Daniels is a clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford Medical School. He is co-author of The Essential Enneagram with Virginia Price, PhD. In private practice for more than three decades, David has taught the enneagram system at Stanford University and internationally for 15 years.

The newly re-released version of The Essential Enneagram is the most fundamental guide to the enneagram ever offered. Daniels and Price provide step-by-step instructions for self analysis into how we think, feel, and experience life situations to determine our ‘type’. Daniels and Price then guide us to discover what our type means for our personal well-being and our relationships with others. Brimming with empowering information for each of the nine types, this one-of-a-kind book equips readers with all the tools needed to dramatically enhance quality of life. The original 2000 release sold over 100,000 copies and was translated into over 10 languages.

Dr. Daniels is a founding director of the International Enneagram Association (IEA) and served as co-director of the First International Enneagram Conference at Stanford University in August 1994.

Hope Edelman

The Possibility of Everything,examines how an otherwise mainstream mother finds herself making the rather unorthodox choice to take her three-year old daughter to Mayan healers in Belize. The Possibility of Everything chronicles the magical week in Central America that transformed Edelman from a person believing only in the visible and the "proven" to someone open to the idea of larger, unseen forces.

Stephen Covey

Writers' Voices will be replaying our interview with Stephen Covey this Friday, January 1, at 1pm Central.

Monica Hadley and Chamaigne Montana talk with Dr. Stephen Covey about his rare visit to Fairfield to give a free lecture at the Sondheim Center on November 20, 2009. Dr. Covey wrote his latest book, “Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times” in response to our current economic situation. Dr. Covey’s previous book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," has been named the #1 most influential business book of the Twentieth Century.

Constantine DarlingOver a span of 30 years, Constantine Darling has led intensive study groups exploring meditation, Gurjieffian philosophy, Chi Gong, deep sleep and dream recall, power dreaming and dream linking. Through nutrition, trance work, meditation and extensive breath work, he has helped many grateful participants uncover deeper layers of sleep, leading to transformative dream recall. He holds four black belts in martial arts, and has trained thousands of students in Chien Lung, a Chinese Martial Arts system. He has had a long career as a professional dancer, soloist, choreographer and artistic director, and teacher/studio owner. You can listen to the interview at www.writersvoices.com.

But Not for LongMichelle Wildgen

But Not For Long by Michelle Wildgen, tells the story of a sustainable-foods cooperative house going through some summer blackouts and gas shortages, forcing them out of their insular house and into the larger community. In a novel that is swift, slyly funny, and rich in atmosphere, But Not for Long reveals how a few tense days inside a small community show us who we are. You can listen to this interview at www.writersvoices.com

People Magazine says:

“An evocative look at the green movement that includes improbably interesting passages on everything from artisanal cheese caves to the joys of hunting for morels in a damp forest, But Not For Long is also a stirring meditation on modern angst and the meaning of selflessness.” —People Magazine

Mariel HemingwayAs the granddaughter of illustrious author, Ernest Hemingway, Mariel was always destined to be well-known and publicly recognized. However, at the young age of 13, Mariel became famous in her own right when she made her silver screen debut in “Lipstick”. Four years later her work in Woody Allen’s “Manhattan” earned her an Oscar nomination. She has since made 30 films and numerous television appearances in series and as a host of several environmental and humanitarian documentaries.

Now at the age of 47, Mariel is the mother of two daughters, Dree 21 and Langley 19 and a caretaker of anywhere from 2 to 6 delightful dogs at a time. For over 20 years, she has been pursuing her passion for yoga and health and is now seen as a voice of holistic and balanced health and well- being. As part of that role she has leads wellness retreats all over America, sharing her insights about movement, silence, nutrition, and home.

The Red TruckThis week on Writers' Voices, Monica and Caroline speak with Fairfield's own Rudy Wilson about his book, Sonja's Blue, a collection of short stories, many of which have been published in journals or are excerpted from his novels.

Rudy Wilson, author of four books, best known for THE RED TRUCK, has an MFA in English/Fiction Writing, from the University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop, where he was a manuscript reader for admissions to the prestigious graduate writing program. He taught Fiction Writing Workshops there for one year, on a Teaching-Writing Fellowship.

Wilson has received a James Michener Fellowship, a CCLM-GE Award for Fiction published in THE PARIS REVIEW, and an NEA Fellowship for Fiction, in 1989.

A Good Man This week on Writers' Voices, we welcome Larry Baker to talk about his latest novel, A Good Man. A Good Man updates the world of Flannery O'Connor's characters through the Bush years and into the age of Obama. Fans of O'Connor's fiction will be intrigued by Baker's imaginative reunion, in the home of the fountain of youth, of Bevel Summers with a very grown-up harry from O'Connor's "The River."

"Without imitating O'Connor, Baker does serious honor to her legacy." -- Marshall Bruce Gentry, Editor, Flannery O'Connor Review, Georgia College & State University.

This novel examines issues surrounding religion and secular philosophy. It should be a very interesting conversation, and we hope you'll join us this Friday at 1pm on KRUU.

Kaleb NationOn the third night of the third month in 2003, 14-year old Kaleb Nation had a suden idea that began the story of Bran Hambric, a novel that would take most of his teenage years to write. Kaleb hosted his first radio show in Texas at age thirteen, and has since launched several websites, including kalebnation.com and TwilightGuy.com. Aside from writing, Kaleb enjoys creating music and blogging. A home-school graduate and a former black belt in taekwondo, he currently attends college in Texas and turned 20 in 2008.

We will have a lot to talk about with Kaleb Nation this Friday at 1pm on Writers' Voices! Please tune in to help us welcome him to our show.