Friday, October 30, 2009

THIS WEEK...


There is no podcast bonus show this week because things are rather hectic around the Mister Herman studios.

Instead, please accept this picture of a ridiculously cute puppy (the very source of all things hectic, not to mention quite a bit of dog urine.) He may also be a future third-chair co-host for the bonus shows.

Fortunately, he slept through my entire interview with poet Cheryl Denise, who will be our featured guest on the podcast next week.

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Episode 19: Literary Tea Recorded Live Reading with Willa Izzo

Episode 19 of the WVW Podcast in which we air the fourth of our patented recorded live readings. (Q: "But if it's recorded, how can it be live?" A: "One of us is asking too many questions.")

This recorded live reading comes from the October 8th session of the Greenbrier Valley Theatre's October Literary Tea series and features Willa Izzo reading from her honorable mention win in the humor category of the 2009 WV Writers Writing Competition. (I'd like to thank Belinda Anderson for recording this session while I was out of state stuffing my face in Austin.)

The Literary Tea series for 2009 continues with a special Kids Tea on October 29 and a community poetry Tea on November 5. These take place at 5:30 p at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre in downtown Lewisburg.

If you're a member or extended friend of WV Writers, Inc. we invite you to submit your own live readings to wvwpodcast@gmail.com.

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West Virginia Writers Podcast Episode 19

Links mentioned in Podcast:
WV Writers Annual Writing Competition
Greenbrier Valley Theatre
Irish Pub on Washington Street

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Bonus Show 4


Our 4th WVW Podcast Bonus Show features trimmings from our Episode 12 interview with Pops Walker. We also pass along the results of the Shenandoah Valley Acoustic Roots Fest and Songwriting Contest, which we talked to Pops about in Episode 12.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Shenandoah Valley Acoustic Roots Fest and Songwriting Contest Announces Winners

As heard about on this very podcast from our music composer Pops Walker, the Shenandoah Valley Acoustic Roots Fest and Songwriting Contest has announced its top three winners.

Those songwriters are: 1st place: Bryan Elijah Smith, of Dayton, VA, for his song, “The Other Side of Town”. Bryan won $500, six hours of studio time, and a future gig with Performing Arts of Luray.

2nd place: Judith Avers, of Weirton, WV, for her song, “Raining”. Judith won $300 and a guaranteed future booking.

Con Burch, Fort Valley, VA, for her song “Maybe Someday”. Con won $200.

The finals competition took place on October 3, 2009, at the BB&T Center for the Performing Arts in Luray, VA.

Be on the lookout for news about next year’s show and competition. Details are forthcoming at: http://www.popswalker.com/ and http://www.performingartsluray.org/.

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Friday, October 9, 2009

Episode 18: Literary Tea Recorded Live Reading with Belinda Anderson

Episode 18 of the WVW Podcast in which we air the third of our patented recorded live readings. (Q: "But if it's recorded, how can it be live?" A: "Hey, I don't come to your house and question you about your podcast, so cut me some slack.")

This recorded live reading comes from last week's session of the Greenbrier Valley Theatre's October Literary Tea series and features Belinda Anderson reading from her two prize-winning children's book manuscripts, "Fly Away Story" and "Jackson vs. Double W Making Kid Soup." These won second and third place, respectively, in WVW's 2009 Annual Writing Contest.

The Literary Tea series for 2009 continues this month on October 15, 22 with a special Kids Tea on October 29 and a community poetry Tea on November 5. These take place at 5:30 p at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre in downtown Lewisburg.

If you're a member or extended friend of WV Writers, Inc. we invite you to submit your own live readings to wvwpodcast@gmail.com.

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West Virginia Writers Podcast Episode 18

Links mentioned in Podcast:
Belinda Anderson
Greenbrier Valley Theatre
West Virginia Book Festival
"Putting Flesh on the Bones" Book Fest Workshop
Book Festival Workshop Schedule

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Monday, October 5, 2009

THIS WEEK...

...is a Recorded Live Reading episode taken from the Greenbrier Valley Theatre's Literary Tea series. This reading was recorded at last week's Literary Tea and features WVW's own Belinda Anderson reading from her two children's book manuscripts that won second and third place in WV Writers 2009 Annual Writing Contest.

That's this Friday, October 9, right here and on iTunes.

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Bonus Show 3


Our third WVW Podcast Bonus Show features trimmings from our Episode 4 interview with Cat Pleska. Naturally, my usual bonus show co-host has something to say about it.

We speak about the late Joe McCabe, Cat's work on an upcoming documentary and we also play one of Cat's radio essays that we weren't able to fit into Episode 4.

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WVW Podcast Bonus Show 3

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