Friday, May 29, 2009

Episode 7: Boyd Carr, an Oral History

Episode 7, in which we speak with artist, poet, essayist, philosopher and official WV Writers Conference Artist in Residence Boyd Carr. We speak with Boyd about his origins as an artist, how it led him to a long association with WV Writers and about his foray into philosophy and the origins of storytelling, which he calls My.Th.

Because we could not contain this conversation within the confines of our usual 20 minute episode length, this will mark our first double-sized episode.


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West Virginia Writers Podcast Episode 7

If you'd like to join Boyd's email mailing list, send him a note at Croboyca2r@aol.com.

Links mentioned in Podcast:
My.Th


And as promised in the show, below is the caricature Boyd drew of E.Meritus at the 2008 Conference.



NEXT WEEK'S GUESTS: DANIEL BOYD & WILLIAM BITNER

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Episode 6: Pam Hanson

Episode 6, in which we speak with romance novelist Pam Hanson, who is 1/2 of the team behind the pen names Jennifer Drew, Pam Rock and Pam Andrews (the other half being her mother, novelist Barbara Andrews). They write , romance novels, supernatural/sci-fi/romance novels, women's inspirational fiction and inspirational romance novels.

We speak with Pam about her path to becoming a romance writer, the world of Inspirational Romance, her friend author Mary Furbee and about her three workshops at the upcoming WV Writers Summer Conference, June 12-14, 2009, Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley, WV.

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Links mentioned in Podcast:
Pam Hanson
Barbara Andrews
Jennifer Drew


NEXT WEEK'S GUEST: BOYD CARR

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Episode 5: Dana Wildsmith Interview


Episode 5, in which we talk to Georgia-based poet Dana Wildsmith, presenter at the upcoming WV Writers Summer Conference, June 12-14, 2009, Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley, WV.

Dana speaks about her journey to becoming a poet, her time spent as a Writer in Residence around the country, her love of music and Garrison Keillor's reading voice, and what her workshops will bring at this year's conference. She was also kind enough to read one of her poems for us.

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West Virginia Writers Podcast Episode 5


Links mentioned in Podcast:
Dana Wildsmith.com
Dana Wildsmith books from Amazon
Dana's poem "Making a Living" on the Writers Almanac
Appalachian Writers Workshop at the Hindman Settlement School


NEXT WEEK'S GUEST: PAM HANSON

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Episode 4: Cat Pleska Interview


WV Writers Podcast Episode 4, in which we speak to Cat Pleska, once and future officer of WV Writers. Cat talks about her work as a teacher and memoirist, her essays for WV Public Radio, her views on the current state of the literary world of Appalachia and her time spent portraying both a famous photographer from 1910 and the mother of mother's day.

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West Virginia Writers Podcast Episode 4


Links mentioned in Podcast:
CatPleska.com
Cat Pleska's WV Public Radio Essays
Cat's "Mouth of the Holler" blog
Pearl S. Buck International Writers Workshop

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Episode 3: Memories of Conferences Past


Episode 3, in which we speak of the memories of WV Writers summer conferences past with writer/editor Rhonda Browning White and think ahead to the coming good memories of this year's Summer Conference, June 12-14, 2009, Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley, WV .

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West Virginia Writers Podcast Episode 3


Links mentioned in Podcast:
Rhonda Browning White
Inspiration for Writers

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