This is the second week of Write On! Radio’s exciting new collaboration with the Autoptic graphic arts festival. Autoptic is a Twin Cities based arts festival focusing on comics, zines, and print media, and this fall on KFAI, Write On Radio is collaborating with the Autoptic team and the Gutter Boys podcast to present interviews with some of Autoptic’s most exciting guests as a limited series. We want to thank Pete Faecke and the Autoptic board for making this possible.
Pete Faecke, local cartoonist and Autoptic organizer, interviews Madeline McGrane, graphic novelist and cartoonist who has worked for Marvel Comics, Disney Publishing, and CollegeHumor, and is currently working on a graphic novel for HarperCollins.
This fall on KFAI, Write On Radio is collaborating with the Autoptic Art Festival team and the Gutter Boys podcast to present interviews with some of Autoptic’s most exciting comics-author guests as a limited series, for the whole community to hear.
In this episode, Sean Knickerbocker of Rust Belt interviews Rumi Hara, Ignatz-nominated and MoCCA Arts Festival Award-winning cartoonist behind the Nori series.
Dave talks with Wang Ping about her recently released poetry collection My Name is Immigrant. This book of poetry is a song for the plight and pride of immigrants around the globe.
Then, Ian speaks with Peter Geye about his forthcoming novel Northernmost. Braiding together two remarkable stories of love and survival, Northernmost celebrates the remarkable ability of humans to endure nearly unimaginable trials.
Liz talks with New York Times-bestselling author Matt Goldman about the latest adventure of detective Nils Shapiro in Dead West.
Then, Annie speaks with Kristen Gehrman about her work on translating The Tree and the Vine by Dola de Jong from the Dutch.
Tom Weber discusses Minneapolis: An Urban Biography.
In the last half hour we discuss the value of KFAI to encourage joining as a member.
Lizzie Davis talks with Write On! Radio about her translation of Juan Cárdenas novel Ornamental.
Sarah Stonich discusses her book Fishing! A Novel with Liz Olds.
David talks with Bryon Cherry about his poetry collections Ruins, Ruminations, and Rituals and Funeral Journey. Bryon Cherry takes the reader through the crass to the beatific in this collection of poems inspired by his home city, Milwaukee, and his interactions with the spaces between.
Annie speaks with Katherine Silver, a renowned, award-winning literary translator about her translation from Spanish of María Sonia Cristoff’s book Include Me Out. She lives in Northern California and volunteers interpreting for asylum seekers.