Thursday, February 11, 2010

Bonus Show 8: Writer's Toolkit


Our 8th bonus show is extry short, but is important if you're going to be in the Charleston area on February 13 and if you're interested in improving your writing.

The Writer's Toolkit event will be taking place at the cultural center, featuring free writing workshops for fiction, nonfiction, poetry and nonfiction research. The event is brought to you by the WV Division of Culture and History in collaboration with the WV Library Commission. You can find specific details about it at our BLOG, but get an overview by listening to the bonus show.

PLEASE NOTE: According to the Charleston Gazette, State Poet Laureate Irene McKinney will not be able to attend the annual Writers' Toolkit as originally scheduled due to weather concerns, but the program will still continue with the authors below and poet and essayist Doug Van Gundy will step in to take the workshop spaces left by McKinney.

As an added bonus to the bonus, you also get to hear the host of the show play his brand new cigar box guitar and the cohosts of the show supply their critique.


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West Virginia Writers Podcast Bonus Show 8

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Bonus Show 7 featuring Sal Buttaci

Our 7th bonus show is an extry-long entry into our Recorded Live Reading series. (Q: "But if it's recorded, how can it be live?" A: "Ahhhh, mind your Ps and Qs, Mack.")

This live reading was recorded at a poetry reading given by Salvatore Buttaci at the Princeton Public Library on December 3, 2009. Sal is the author of A Dusting of Star Fall: Love Poems, Boy on a Swing and Other Poems, A Family of Sicilians: Stories and Poems, Sun Sparks The Day and Sal Buttaci's Greatest Hits 1970 - 2000 published in the Pudding House books Greatest Hits series. He is also the author of Painless Poetry, which is a workshop for educators teaching poetry appreciation and creative writing. His most recent book is called Flashing My Shorts a collection of flash fiction.

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LINKS

Salvatore Buttaci's website
A Family of Sicilians

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Friday, January 22, 2010

No podcast this week...

...due to the double-sized nature of our first two of the year. Please join us here next week for podcast bonus show #7, featuring a recorded live reading of WV Writers member Sal Buttaci's December poetry reading in Mercer County.

In the meantime, please enjoy this video of the smaller of my two bonus show co-hosts, recorded this past autumn.


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Friday, December 11, 2009

Bonus Show 6


Our 6th WVW Podcast Bonus Show features a recorded live reading from Lee Maynard's appearance at the WV Book Festival, in October. Mr. Maynard reads the first chapter of his new novel-in-memoir-form The Pale Light of Sunset: Scattershots and Hallucinations in an Imagined Life, published by West Virginia University Press.

Be sure to check out Episodes 21 and 22 for our podcast of the conversation between Lee and Cat Pleska.

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WVW Podcast Bonus Show 6

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  • The Pale Light of Sunset: Scattershots and Hallucinations in an Imagined Life
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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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    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, 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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    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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    Friday, September 18, 2009

    Bonus Show 2

    Welcome to the second bonus show of the WVW Podcast, continuing to serve as a no-frills, bi-weekly clearing house for quality interview trimmings we were unable to fit into previous episodes.

    This week we play a couple of conversational clips trimmed from last week's Shirley Young Campbell tribute episode, featuring Dolly Withrow and Barbara Smith. We also have a return visit from my dog, who seems to think she's my new co-host.

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    Friday, September 4, 2009

    Bonus Show 1


    Welcome to the first bonus show of the WVW Podcast. The bonus shows will serve as a no-frills, bi-weekly clearing house for quality interview trimmings we were unable to fit into previous episodes.

    Up first is last week's interview subject, Granny Sue Holstein. I talk to her about her ongoing blog "Granny Sue's News & Reviews," about how people interested in storytelling can get their feet wet at it, and how her husband once nearly set my face on fire.

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