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Writers on their response to current events and issues.

Writers on their response to current events and issues.
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Writers on their response to current events and issues.

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English


Episodes

Susan Orlean

10/19/2019
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Susan Orlean is best known for her books The Orchid Thief, Saturday Night, Rin Tin Tin, and most recently, The Library Book, published in October, 2018. Now out in paperback, it’s a story she was compelled to tell about the largest library fire in US history and how it renewed a lifelong love and appreciation for the magic of libraries. 49 Writers Active Voice host and producer Katie Bausler met with Susan Orlean when she was the keynote writer at the 2019 North Words Writers Symposium in...

Duration:00:27:21

Annie Boochever

8/24/2019
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Author Annie Boochever on Fighter in Velvet Gloves: Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich. Boochever collaborated with this story of Elizabeth Peratrovich's life for young readers with her son, Roy Peratrovich Jr. This highly recommended work arrives at a time when issues of race and racism are clearly unsettled. Show Links: Annie Boochever Fighter In Velvet Gloves 49 Writers

Duration:00:26:54

Andromeda Romano-Lax

8/24/2019
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49 Writers co-founder and author Andromeda Romano Lax has published her fourth novel, Plum Rains. Andromeda lives for a while in the places where her novels are set, for this one in Japan and Taiwan. The book takes place a decade from now and takes on several issues, including robots, immigration, privilege, and human connection. The Paris Review lauds it for, “engineering a world that is a character in itself, impossibly complex and daunting in its believability.” When Andromeda began her...

Duration:00:27:23

Kim Heacox

8/24/2019
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Gustavus based writer Kim Heacox sounds a warning bell and gives hope for the future in this packed exchange with host Katie Bausler. Kim's wilderness activism has infused his writing and photography of than a dozen books over the past twenty-five years. His novel, Jimmy Bluefeather, won the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award. And his 2005 memoir, The Only Kayak is rife with prescient realizations about the times we live in. His latest focus is on writing opinion pieces for daily newspapers...

Duration:00:24:07

Ernestine Hayes

8/24/2019
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State Writer Laureate Ernestine Hayes has spent a good part of her life bearing witness. The author of the American book award winning, Blonde Indian and the Tao of Raven, Hayes is known for bringing out the connections between all things. She is also a member of the faculty at the University of Alaska Southeast. She says to better understand our present we need to look our past, and the history of oppression and genocide of indigenous peoples. Show Links: Ernestine Hayes Blonde...

Duration:00:27:12

Pico Iyer

8/24/2019
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Travel writer and author of the acclaimed Global Soul, Pico Iyer is an eternal optimist in a seemingly pessimistic world. Pico Iyer is also a contributor to major news publications, the author of two novels and nine works of nonfiction. His latest effort is The Art of Stillness, Adventures in Going Nowhere. Pico’s Ted Talks have millions of viewers and he’s been hanging out with the Dali Lama for 44 years. Attendees at the 2018 Northwords Writers Symposium in Skagway, Alaska were lucky...

Duration:00:16:44

Pam Houston

8/24/2019
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When not spending time in endangered and beautiful places or teaching writing, Pam Houston lives with horses, goats and dogs in her cherished home of almost 30 years, an off the grid ranch in the high country of Colorado. In this episode, Pam tells host and producer Katie Bausler that it is metaphors that get her through this seminal moment for the natural world. And discusses her latest book, Deep Creek,Finding Hope in the High Country.

Duration:00:26:06

Joanna Lilley

8/24/2019
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Beauty-of fauna, flora and most of all-place is part of everything she writes, says Joanna Lilley. The author of a short story collection and two books of poetry, Lilly grew up in the UK and lives in Whitehorse Yukon, Her first novel, Worry Stones, published in late 2018, is set in in Canada, Britain and the Scottish highlands. And as she tells Active Voice pocast host Katie Bausler, the places she has lived are as relevant to her writing as the people who raised her and the times in which...

Duration:00:25:33

Nancy Lord

8/24/2019
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Former commercial fisherman and Alaska writer laureate Nancy Lord’s work’s been infused with the political and the environmental since well before the 2016 election. Her 2011 book Early Warming showed Alaska on the front lines of climate change. Her latest novel, PH, tells the story of ocean acidification through all too human characters, humor and grace. Nancy’s also a teacher and mentor to writing students in Homer and in the University of Alaska Anchorage MFA program. And as she told...

Duration:00:20:45

Vivian Faith Prescott

8/24/2019
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In this installment 49 Writers audio series with Alaskan writers, Southeast Alaskan Vivian Faith Prescott discusses her original stories and poems with Active Voice host Katie Bausler. Prescott utilizes multi media, including print, spoken word, video, audio and her blog, Planet Alaska. Her first book of stories, the Dead Go to Seattle was published in 2017. New York times reviewer Garth Stein calls it, an important, essential work that should be required reading for all thoughtful,...

Duration:00:25:53

Hank Lentfer

8/24/2019
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In this initial Active Voice podcast, 49 Writers board member Katie Bausler interviews Alaskan writer and Faith of Cranes author Hank Lentfer. The Gutavus, Alaska resident discusses his upcoming biography of fellow Southeast writer Richard Nelson, and a light outlook in dark times. Original music by Liz Snyder and Alex Kotlasrz.

Duration:00:29:58