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It was the summer of 1917. Abelia Brody and Robert Bishop are two lonely people brought together by fate, in a time of war. Lilac Wine weaves their story through the lens of history. Join author Bruce Janu as he reads from his novel-in-progress, bringing his audience on a candid journey through the creative writing process. Become part of the process, offer suggestions and constructive criticism. Lilac Wine: The Podcast is a unique, crowd-edited novel in real-time. Join the discussion, make suggestions, comment on the novel at http://www.lilacwinenovel.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR Bruce Janu's first documentary, Facing Sudan, hit the festival circuit in 2007, winning two best documentary awards. In 2008, he released a follow-up,Crayons and Paper. Both films are available for streaming on Amazon Prime and for download at Bell, Book and Camera Productions. Currently, he is working on his first novel, Lilac Wine and hosts an internet radio station called Vinyl Voyage Radio. He also hosts a weekly show dedicated to Frank Sinatra called The FS Detention Club. Bruce is a teacher by trade and lives outside of Chicago with his wife and two boys.

It was the summer of 1917. Abelia Brody and Robert Bishop are two lonely people brought together by fate, in a time of war. Lilac Wine weaves their story through the lens of history. Join author Bruce Janu as he reads from his novel-in-progress, bringing his audience on a candid journey through the creative writing process. Become part of the process, offer suggestions and constructive criticism. Lilac Wine: The Podcast is a unique, crowd-edited novel in real-time. Join the discussion, make suggestions, comment on the novel at http://www.lilacwinenovel.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR Bruce Janu's first documentary, Facing Sudan, hit the festival circuit in 2007, winning two best documentary awards. In 2008, he released a follow-up,Crayons and Paper. Both films are available for streaming on Amazon Prime and for download at Bell, Book and Camera Productions. Currently, he is working on his first novel, Lilac Wine and hosts an internet radio station called Vinyl Voyage Radio. He also hosts a weekly show dedicated to Frank Sinatra called The FS Detention Club. Bruce is a teacher by trade and lives outside of Chicago with his wife and two boys.
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It was the summer of 1917. Abelia Brody and Robert Bishop are two lonely people brought together by fate, in a time of war. Lilac Wine weaves their story through the lens of history. Join author Bruce Janu as he reads from his novel-in-progress, bringing his audience on a candid journey through the creative writing process. Become part of the process, offer suggestions and constructive criticism. Lilac Wine: The Podcast is a unique, crowd-edited novel in real-time. Join the discussion, make suggestions, comment on the novel at http://www.lilacwinenovel.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR Bruce Janu's first documentary, Facing Sudan, hit the festival circuit in 2007, winning two best documentary awards. In 2008, he released a follow-up,Crayons and Paper. Both films are available for streaming on Amazon Prime and for download at Bell, Book and Camera Productions. Currently, he is working on his first novel, Lilac Wine and hosts an internet radio station called Vinyl Voyage Radio. He also hosts a weekly show dedicated to Frank Sinatra called The FS Detention Club. Bruce is a teacher by trade and lives outside of Chicago with his wife and two boys.

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English

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847-721-9222


Episodes

Lilac Wine - Chapter 14

4/15/2019
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The excursion on the SS Sidney takes a turn for the worse for Robert and Billy. Lilac Wine is a work of historical fiction. Set in 1917, it tells the story of two lonely people brought together by fate in a time of war. After the reading, author Bruce Janu discusses how he approached writing this chapter. Lilac Wine - The Podcast is a unique show where author Bruce Janu reads a chapter of his historical novel-in-progress week by week, chapter by chapter, eventually finishing it as the...

Duration:00:28:20

Lilac Wine - Chapter 13

4/8/2019
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Billy takes Robert for an unconventional trip on the SS Sidney, a streamer tramping along the upper Mississippi. They listen to some music from Fate Marable and Robert has his first real beer since coming to Lily Springs. Lilac Wine is a work of historical fiction. Set in 1917, it tells the story of two lonely people brought together by fate in a time of war. After the reading, author Bruce Janu discusses how he approached writing this chapter. Lilac Wine - The Podcast is a unique show...

Duration:00:29:10

Lilac Wine - Chapter 12

4/1/2019
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Abelia makes some gazpacho and is surprised at how she feels when Robert visits once again. Lilac Wine is a work of historical fiction. Set in 1917, it tells the story of two lonely people brought together by fate in a time of war. After the reading, author Bruce Janu discusses how he approached writing this chapter. Lilac Wine - The Podcast is a unique show where author Bruce Janu reads a chapter of his historical novel-in-progress week by week, chapter by chapter, eventually finishing...

Duration:00:31:58

Lilac Wine - Chapter 11

3/26/2019
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In this chapter, Robert begins delivering mail in Lily Springs. And he discovers that everybody has an opinion about the strange woman who lives at 24 River Road. But when he enters Abelia's garden he discovers that she is not what people claim. Lilac Wine is a work of historical fiction. Set in 1917, it tells the story of two lonely people brought together by fate in a time of war. After the reading, author Bruce Janu discusses how he approached writing this chapter. Lilac Wine - The...

Duration:00:33:06

Lilac Wine - Chapter 10

3/4/2019
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In this chapter, Billy takes Robert to his favorite spot along the bank of the Mississippi. They drink bevo and watch a paddle boat make its way upstream. Lilac Wine is a work of historical fiction. Set in 1917, it tells the story of two lonely people brought together by fate in a time of war. After the reading, author Bruce Janu discusses researching how to drive a 1913 Ford Model T. Lilac Wine - The Podcast is a unique show where author Bruce Janu reads a chapter of his historical...

Duration:00:25:17

Lilac Wine - Chapter 9

2/25/2019
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In this chapter, Robert arrives in Lily Springs, meets some of the townspeople and goes for a joy ride around the town triangle. Lilac Wine is a work of historical fiction. Set in 1917, it tells the story of two lonely people brought together by fate in a time of war. After the reading, author Bruce Janu discusses researching how to drive a 1913 Ford Model T. Lilac Wine - The Podcast is a unique show where author Bruce Janu reads a chapter of his historical novel-in-progress week by week,...

Duration:00:31:35

Lilac Wine - Chapter 8

2/18/2019
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The war becomes frighteningly real for Robert. Lilac Wine is a work of historical fiction. Set in 1917, it tells the story of two lonely people brought together by fate in a time of war. After the reading, Bruce discusses the research that went into this chapter, in particular the battle sequence. Lilac Wine - The Podcast is a unique show where author Bruce Janu reads a chapter of his historical novel-in-progress week by week, chapter by chapter, eventually finishing it as the podcast...

Duration:00:19:27

Lilac Wine - Chapter 7

2/11/2019
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Abelia pours herself some wine and puts her favorite disc on her talking machine. This is a typical night for Abelia Brody. But things are soon to change. Lilac Wine is a work of historical fiction. Set in 1917, it tells the story of two lonely people brought together by fate in a time of war. After the reading, Bruce discusses the music in the episode and a little about John McCormack and Alessandro Moreschi, the only "castrato" to be recorded. Lilac Wine - The Podcast is a unique show...

Duration:00:35:44

Lilac Wine - Chapter 6

2/5/2019
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Back in Chicago, Robert pays a visit to the seedy Gem Theater to watch a Charlie Chaplin film before catching a train the next morning to Lily Springs. But things do not go as planned. The war has invaded Chicago. Lilac Wine is a work of historical fiction. Set in 1917, it tells the story of two lonely people brought together by fate in a time of war. Lilac Wine - The Podcast is a unique show where author Bruce Janu reads a chapter of his historical novel-in-progress week by week, chapter...

Duration:00:31:50

Lilac Wine - Chapter 5

1/29/2019
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We are back in Lily Springs in Chapter 5 of Lilac Wine. Abelia has some unwanted guests in her garden, tearing up vegetables and flowers. Lilac Wine is a work of historical fiction. Set in 1917, it tells the story of two lonely people brought together by fate in a time of war. Lilac Wine - The Podcast is a unique show where author Bruce Janu reads a chapter of his historical novel-in-progress week by week, chapter by chapter, eventually finishing it as the podcast progresses. This podcasts...

Duration:00:27:28

Lilac Wine - Chapter 4

1/22/2019
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Robert pays a visit to Conrad's Tavern, contemplating his uncle's offer. After reading the chapter, author Bruce Janu discusses the plight of Germans in Chicago in 1917. Lilac Wine is a work of historical fiction. Set in 1917, it tells the story of two lonely people brought together by fate in a time of war. Lilac Wine - The Podcast is a unique show where author Bruce Janu reads a chapter of his historical novel-in-progress week by week, chapter by chapter, eventually finishing it as the...

Duration:00:23:33

Lilac Wine - Chapter 3

1/14/2019
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Robert Bishop had worked at his uncle's piano factory in Chicago on "Piano Row" for a couple years. That all changed in June, 1917. Lilac Wine is a work of historical fiction. Set in 1917, it tells the story of two lonely people brought together by fate in a time of war. Lilac Wine - The Podcast is a unique show where author Bruce Janu reads a chapter of his historical novel-in-progress week by week, chapter by chapter, eventually finishing it as the podcast progresses. This podcasts...

Duration:00:24:42

Lilac Wine - Chapter 2

1/8/2019
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After Owen's accident at the swimming hole, Abelia's picnic in interrupted by a black cherry wine-induced dream. This is Lilac Wine, Chapter 2. Lilac Wine is a work of historical fiction. Set in 1917, it tells the story of two lonely people brought together by fate in a time of war. Lilac Wine - The Podcast is a unique show where author Bruce Janu reads a chapter of his historical novel-in-progress week by week, chapter by chapter, eventually finishing it as the podcast progresses. This...

Duration:00:19:37

Lilac Wine - Chapter 1

12/31/2018
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After an accident at the swimming hole, several residents of Lily Springs gather in the square to find the source of the strange sound floating into Lily Springs. Join author Bruce Janu as he reads from his novel-in-progress, Lilac Wine. .. .. On this podcast series, Bruce Janu releases the rough draft of his novel, Lilac Wine, chapter by chapter and then discusses the inspirations and difficulties in writing each chapter. The podcast offers a candid look at the creative process....

Duration:00:20:12

Lilac Wine - Prologue

12/25/2018
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On this episode of Lilac Wine-The Podcast, author Bruce Janu reads the prologue from his novel, introducing us to Abelia Brody, the loneliest person in Lily Springs. .. .. Lilac Wine is a novel-in-progress. On this podcast series, Bruce Janu releases the rough draft, chapter by chapter and then discusses the inspirations and the difficulties in writing each chapter. The podcast is a candid look at the creative process. Listeners are invited to comment and discuss each episode at...

Duration:00:20:55

Inspirations, Music and Creativity - The Influences Behind Lilac Wine

12/13/2018
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On this episode of Lilac Wine-The Podcast, author Bruce Janu discusses the creative process and how music, for him, is the seed of creativity. He plays a song from his favorite band, Over the Rhine, which provided the inspiration for the story of Lilac Wine. In addition, he gives a shout-out to a teacher he had in 8th grade who gave him some much needed encouragement to write. .. .. Over the Rhine graciously permitted the playing of their song "Flanders Fields" for this episode. In addition,...

Duration:00:22:29

Preview: The Story of Lilac Wine

12/3/2018
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What is the story of Lilac Wine? On this, the first official episode, author Bruce Janu introduces us to the town of Lily Springs, to Abelia Brody and Robert Bishop. This preview episode gets behind the novel and the purpose of the podcast. Visit http://www.lilacwinenovel.com to join the discussion, make comments and ask questions.

Duration:00:13:51

Lilac Wine - The Podcast - Premieres January 1, 2019

11/26/2018
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It was the summer of 1917. Abelia Brody and Robert Bishop are two lonely people brought together by fate, in a time of war. Lilac Wine weaves their story through the lens of history. Join author Bruce Janu as he reads from his novel-in-progress, bringing his audience on a candid journey through the creative writing process. Become part of the process, offer suggestions and constructive criticism. Lilac Wine: The Podcast is a unique, crowd-edited novel in real-time. More information can be...

Duration:00:00:53