This inaugural episodes starts, of course, with overtures and waltzes into dance tunes – tunes about dance, that is!
Dave Fettig talks with Lara Mimosa Montes, author of THRESHOLES, a poetry collection from Coffee House Press. She is a writer based in Minneapolis and New York. Her poems have appeared in many magazines and journals, and she is a 2018 McKnight Writing Fellow and CantoMundo Fellow. She holds a PhD in English from The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Dave also speaks with Reid Forgrave, author of Love, Zac: Small-Town Football and the Life and Death of an American Boy. Forgrave lives in Minneapolis and writes for the Star Tribune, as well as GQ, The New York Times, and Mother Jones, among other publications. The article in which he first wrote about Zac Easter is included in Best American Sports Writing 2018.
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.
Liz talks with Barney Scout Mann, author of Journeys North: The Pacific Crest Trail. Legendary trail angel, thru hiker, and former PCTA board member, Barney Scout Mann spins a compelling tale of six hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2007 as they walk from Mexico to Canada.
In the last part of our show, Josh speaks with Nathaniel Hicklin about his short-story collection The Adventures of Israel St. James. Follow Israel’s never-ending journey through the 19th and 20th Centuries in this complete collection of his short fiction. He’ll be rubbing shoulders with Nikola Tesla, battling rogue Pinkerton Agents in Chicago and picnicking on the Moon.
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.