Friday, November 27, 2009

Episode 22: A Conversation with Lee Maynard, Part 2


Episode 22 of the WVW Podcast continues with Part 2 of the conversation between WV Writers 1st Vice President Cat Pleska and Lee Maynard. Lee is best known as the author of the book Crum, and its followup Screaming with the Cannibals. He has a new novel-in-memoir-form called The Pale Light of Sunset: Scattershots and Hallucinations in an Imagined Life, published by West Virginia University Press.

This week some of the topics covered include the truth layered in a fictional memoir; the true threat of retirement; fictional violence in service to story; influences; and the answer to the question "What two things do you know for sure?"

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West Virginia Writers Podcast Episode 22

Links mentioned in Podcast:
  • LeeMaynard.com
  • Cat Pleska.com
  • The Pale Light of Sunset: Scattershots and Hallucinations in an Imagined Life
  • Lee Maynard Video Podcast Live Readings on YouTube
  • Cat Pleska heard in Podcast Episode 4
  • Podcast Bonus Show 3
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    Friday, November 20, 2009

    Episode 21: A Conversation with Lee Maynard, Part 1


    Episode 21 of the WVW Podcast features a conversation between WV Writers 1st Vice President Cat Pleska and Lee Maynard, author of the book Crum, its followup Screaming with the Cannibals and the new novel-in-memoir-form The Pale Light of Sunset: Scattershots and Hallucinations in an Imagined Life, published by West Virginia University Press.


    As those of you who've attended Lee's workshops at previous WV Writers Summer Conferences well know, he's an extremely talented writer who specializes in gut-level writing. This week's part of the conversation explores some of that as well as his writing discipline, his philosophy on truth in memoir vs. storytelling and his feelings about West Virginia.


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    West Virginia Writers Podcast Episode 21

    Then CLICK HERE for Part 2.


    Links mentioned in Podcast:

  • LeeMaynard.com

  • The Pale Light of Sunset: Scattershots and Hallucinations in an Imagined Life

  • Chuck Kinder

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    Wednesday, November 18, 2009

    Coming This Friday...

    ...we'll be playing the first part of an interview WVW's own 1st VP Cat Pleska conducted last month with Lee Maynard.  They'll discuss Lee's latest book The Pale Light of Sunset: Scattershots and Hallucinations in an Imagined Life.  

    Tune in this Friday.

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    Friday, November 13, 2009

    Bonus Show 5

    Our 5th WVW Podcast Bonus Show features a recorded live reading from the October Literary Tea series at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre in Lewisburg. The reader in question is Tim Armentrout, WV Writers Region 3 Representative. Tim reads from his book-length work in progress poem entitled Someone Screaming Out.

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    WVW Podcast Bonus Show 5

    LINKS TO TOPICS MENTIONED IN PODCAST
    Tim's Blog, Breath Made Visible
    Tim's Chapbook, All This Falling Away
    Tim's Blogger Profile
    Tim's CD, Pilgrim of the Neo-Dark Ages
    The Livestock Barnyard
    MacBeth Curse Info

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    Friday, November 6, 2009

    Episode 20: Cheryl Denise Interview


    Episode 20 of the WVW Podcast in which we speak with poet Cheryl Denise, author of the collection I Saw God Dancing.

    We talk to Cheryl about her upbringing in Canada as well as the origins behind some of her poetry. And, of course, we hear her recite some of that poetry.

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    West Virginia Writers Podcast Episode 20

    Links mentioned in Podcast:
    I Saw God Dancing
    Garrison Keillor Read's Cheryl's Poem "They'll" on the Writer's Almanac
    More of Cheryl's poetry courtesy of the Hamilton Stone Review
    More of Cheryl's poetry courtesy of Mennonite Life.

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