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  • Host: Matt Murphy
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Topic: The many facets of children’s literature from the perspective of writers, an illustrator and a librarian, all from the Blue Hill Peninsula.
    Guests: Kim Ridley, Libby Edwardson, Rebekah Raye and Ellen Booraem

    NOTE: This is the final episode of Writers Forum. Starting in October we’ll have a new show airing in this time slot (2nd Thursday of each month at 10) called “Book Worm” hosted by Brook Minner, so join us then!

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  • Host: Joel Mann
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Authors Lee Smith & Deborah Joy Corey discuss their new memoirs, Dimestore and Settling Twice

    -What’s the hardest thing about writing a memoir?
    -What advice do you have for young writers?
    -How has today’s technology influenced your writing?
    -What do you read for pleasure?
    -What effect has story telling had on your writing?

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  • Host: Nancy Tancredi
    Engineer: Matt Murphy

    Program Topic: Poetry

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Form poetry
    b) Experiences influencing poetry
    c) Challenges with writing poetry

    Guest: Scott Fuller

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  • Host: Nancy Tancredi
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Program Topic: Civil War

    Key Discussion Points:
    Research
    Weaving narrative with letters from the past
    Self-publishing

    Guest: Alan Sprague, Author of “Toss of a Coin: The Life of a Private in the Civil War”

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  • Host: Nancy Tancredi
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Fiction and Creative Non-fiction

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Persistence in the midst of a busy life
    b) Getting to know characters who show up in your mind
    c) Using landscape as a character

    Guest: Barbara Chatterton-Luuring

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  • Host: Nancy Tancredi
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Poetry

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Persistence, writing schedule, determination
    b) Poet as detective – observation
    c) Playing with words and images

    Guest: Chris Crittenden

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  • Host: Nancy Tancredi
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Program Topic: Fiction – Mystery

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Character development
    b) Research
    c) Challenges of writing.

    Guest: Bruce Robert Coffin

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  • Host: Nancy Tancredi
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Program Topic: Writing

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Music as counterpoint to poetry and Literature
    b) Ekphrastic poetry
    c) Bob Dylan as Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

    Guests:
    Ellie O’Leary
    Gary Rainford
    Bill Rainford

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