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Writers! Readers! Slammers! Unit...

Writers! Readers! Slammers! Unite!

It’s literary festival season—the grand gatherings of writers, critics, publishers and—most...

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Creeping out young adults: Barba...

Creeping out young adults: Barbara Stewart, “The In-Between”

I’m happy that there is this relatively new genre of fiction devoted to young adults; at least until I try...

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Doris Lessing and me

Doris Lessing and me

No, I was not Doris Lessing’s friend. I never met her, I never even attended a reading by her. But the...

The Book Club is moving

NCPR is ending the Readers & Writers Book Club blog as a standalone destination. Subsequent posts about books and...

The Book Club is moving
posted on: Dec 9, 2013 | author: Dale Hobson

Creeping out young adults: Barbara St...

I’m happy that there is this relatively new genre of fiction devoted to young adults; at least until I try to figure...

Creeping out young adults: Barbara Stewart, “The In-Between”
posted on: Dec 3, 2013 | author: Chris Robinson

A conversation with James McBride

Yesterday it was announced that James McBride had won a National Book Award for his novel The Good Lord Bird, a tale...

A conversation with James McBride
posted on: Nov 22, 2013 | author: Dale Hobson

Doris Lessing and me

No, I was not Doris Lessing’s friend. I never met her, I never even attended a reading by her. But the news of...

Doris Lessing and me
posted on: Nov 18, 2013 | author: Ellen Rocco
Gish Jen: we vs. me

Gish Jen: we vs. me

posted on: Nov 8, 2013 | author: Betsy Kepes

It’s dangerous for me to walk past the Browsing section in the St. Lawrence Library. I feel myself drawn toward those shelves, where shiny book...

On Richard Rodriguez

On Richard Rodriguez

posted on: Oct 29, 2013 | author: Chris Robinson

Listen to Chris Robinson’s conversation with Richard Rodriguez Listeners will know Richard Rodriguez from his years of work as an essayist and...

Booking around Kingston, pt. 2

Booking around Kingston, pt. 2

posted on: Oct 7, 2013 | author: Betsy Kepes

I felt guilty when I rushed toward my author interview with Wayne Grady as I’d only had time to read a few pages of his new novel, Emancipation...

Booking around Kingston, pt. 1

Booking around Kingston, pt. 1

posted on: Sep 30, 2013 | author: Betsy Kepes

What makes a book reviewer’s heart beat faster? Being on the road heading toward a Writers’ festival. In this case, the Kingston Writersfest, a...

Call-in Cancelled: Round up of range-riding writing

Call-in Cancelled: Round up of range-riding w...

posted on: Sep 24, 2013 | author: Ellen Rocco

The call-in program scheduled for Friday, September 27 has been cancelled. It may be rescheduled for a later date to be determined. We’re...

Lightweight reading: part 3

Lightweight reading: part 3

posted on: Sep 21, 2013 | author: Betsy Kepes

Admiral Richard Byrd writes about solitude in his 1938 memoir ALONE. I read a battered copy of ALONE a few summers ago when I was hauling around a...

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