Michigan Writers on the Air

Michigan Writers on the Air is a program about writers, writing, and reading. The show features in-depth interviews with authors from across the spectrum of writing and publishing. Guests have included NYT best-selling authors, National Book Award Winners, and the writer or poet from just down the road.

On the June Michigan Writers on the Air, Elizabeth Buzzelli will talk about her new mystery, Dead Little Dolly, and National Book Award winner Gloria Whelan will read from her new collection of short stories, Living Together. At the end, Fleda Brown will provide a commentary on poet Patricia Clark. 

On the May Michigan Writers on the Air, a single parent battles to preserve her family's way of life on her Traverse City-area farm. Mardi Jo Link talks about her forthcoming memoir, Bootstrapper. This book isn't out yet but it's expected to get hype from booksellers across the nation.   Poet, river guide, and writing teacher, Chris Dombrowski, reads from his new book, Earth Again.  Matthew Wiliford, Director of the Interlochen College of Creative Arts, outlines this summer’s workshops for adult writers.

This month on Michigan Writers on the Air, two distinguished poets, our own Fleda Brown and Vermont’s Poet Laureate, Sydney Lea, will read from their newly published collaboration, Growing Old in Poetry: Two Poets, Two Lives.

On the March Michigan Writers on the Air program, Traverse City based writer Cari Noga will read from her stunning debut novel, Sparrow Migration. Then Aaron Stander will having a phone conversation with writing guru, Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones. They will be talking about her newest book,The True Secret of Writing. At the end, poet and essayist Fleda Brown will provide a commentary on contemporary American poet Connie Wanek.

On the February Michigan Writers on the Air program, outdoors and adventure writer Joan Young will be talking about and reading from her book, North Country Cache. Then three well-known members of the northern Michigan arts community, Jerry Dennis, Glenn Wolff, and Chad Pastotnik, will discuss their collaborative project, A Trout in Winter. At the end, poet and essayist Fleda Brown will provide a commentary on contemporary American poet Dzvinia Orlowsky.

This month on Michigan Writers on the Air, Aaron Stander interviews Heather Shumaker, author of It’s Okay Not to Share…and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids. Then Bill O. Smith will read from his popular new children’s book, Chickadees at Night. At the end Fleda Brown will provide a commentary on contemporary American poet Alicia Ostriker.

This month on Michigan Writers on the Air, Aaron Stander talks with Dr. Jason Karlawish about his new work of historical fiction, Open Wound, The Tragic Obsession of Dr. William Beaumont. Then Keith Taylor will read from his chapbook, Marginalia for a Natural History. At the end Fleda Brown will provide a commentary on West Coast poet Catherine Flenniken.

This month on Michigan Writers on the Air, Aaron Stander talks with crime writer Bryan Gruley about the latest installment in his Starvation Lake series, The Skeleton Box. Then Patricia Ann McNair will read from her edgy and evocative collection of short stories, The Temple of Air.  At the end Fleda Brown will provide a commentary on Midwestern poet, Todd Boss.

This month on Michigan Writers on the Air, Aaron Stander will have a conversation with two of the winners of the Michigan Writers, Inc. Chapbook Competition: Jim Crockett and Bruce Makie. Then Holly Wren Spaulding will explain the rigors of Poetry Bootcamp.  At the end Matt Wiliford will share information on this summer’s offerings for adult writers at the Interlochen College of Creative Arts.

This month on Michigan Writers on the Air, Aaron Stander will have a conversation with two poets at very different points in their careers, Jennifer Steinorth and Fleda Brown, Then poet Arturo Mantecon will explain the special challenges of translating poetry from Spanish to EnglishAt the end Fleda Brown will provide some final reflections on National Poetry Month.

This month on Michigan Writers on the Air, Aaron Stander will have a conversation with Ben Busch about his stunning new memoir, Dust to Dust. Then playwright Anne-Marie Oomen and Director Janette Mason will explain how new plays are revised during the rehearsal processAt the end Fleda Brown will provide a commentary on the current Poet Laureate of the United State, native Detroiter, Phillip Levine.

This month on Michigan Writers on the Air, Aaron Stander will have a conversation with Jack Driscoll about his new collection of short stories, The World of a Few Minutes Ago.Also this month Teresa Scollon will read from her new collection of poems, To Embroider the Ground with Prayer,and Fleda Brown will provide a retrospective on the work of Michigan poet Judith Minty.

This month on Michigan Writers on the Air, we will be rebroadcasting two popular interviews from our 2011 programs: Paula McLain discussing her bestselling book on Ernest and Hadley Hemingway, The Paris Wife, and one of the grand masters of American crime fiction, Sara Paretsky, discussing her long-running relationship with detective V.I. Warshawski. At the end, regular contributor, poet and essayist Fleda Brown will review a new book by poet Linda Paston.

This month on the show we talk with one of the region's more popular authors: Jerry Dennis, on his recent essay collection The Windward Shore. Also Frank Slaughter talks about his debut novel, Echoes of a Distant Thunder. The show airs Wednesday and Sunday at 1:00pm.

This month on Michigan Writers on the Air, Aaron Stander will have a conversation with Jerry Dennis about his new collection of essays, The Windward Shore: Winter on the Great Lakes. Also this month, Frank Slaughter will read from his terrific debut novel Echoes of a Distant Thunder, and Fleda Brown will review Jim Daniels' newest book, Have a Little Talk with Capital P Poetry.

Michigan Writers On The Air - October 19, 2011

Nov 29, 2011

On this month's "Michigan Writers on the Air" host Aaron Stander talks with former ad man George Dila about his new collection of short stories, "Nothing More to Tell." Loreen Niewenhuis will talk about her book, "A 1000-Mile Walk on the Beach." And poet and regular contributor Fleda Brown will review Laura Kasischke's latest volume of poetry. 

This month on Michigan Writers on the Air, Aaron Stander will have a conversation with Jim Harrison about his newest novel, The Great Leader, and Fleda Brown will be reviewing Harrison's newest book of poetry,Songs of Unreason. Also this month, Steve Amick, Anne-Marie Oomen, and Keith Taylor will read excerpts from their stories in a new collection from Wayne State University Press: Ghost Writers: Us Haunting Them.

This month on Michigan Writers on the Air, Aaron Stander will have a conversation with veteran ad-man George Dila about his new collection of short stories, Nothing More to Tell. Then he will talk with Loreen Niewenhaus about her book, A 1000-mile Walk on the Beach. At the end, regular contributor, poet and essayist Fleda Brown will review Laura Kasischke's newest volume of poetry.

This month on Michigan Writers on the Air, Aaron Stander will be having a conversation with Elizabeth Buzzelli about her newest crime novel, Dead Dogs and Englishmen. In the middle he will be chatting with Veteran Journalist Jacob Wheeler about his book on third-world adoptions,Between Light and Shadow.  At the end, regular contributor, poet and essayist Fleda Brown will share some thoughts on American poet Edna St. Vincent Millay.

This month on Michigan Writers on the Air, Aaron Stander will be having a conversation with Jerry Dennis about his award winning book, The Living Great Lakes. Then he'll be talking with Doug Stanton and Megan Raphael about the fall season of the Traverse City National Writers Series. And at the end, regular contributor, poet and essayist Fleda Brown, will read from her recently released  book, Loon Cry:  Selected and New Michigan Poems.

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