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Writers Forum 3/12/15

Producer/Host: Ellie O’Leary
Engineer: John Greenman

Issue: Conversations with Maine writers

Program Topic: Writing in Maine

Key Discussion Points:
a) Rock and Roll Journalism
b) Grace Slick
c) the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Liberace
d) memoir – written at the time or years later

Guests:
Ellen Sander www.EllenSander.com Ellen@EllenSander.com
Richard Loren www.HighNotes.org Richard@HighNotes.org

Writers Forum 2/12/15

Producer/Host: Ellie O’Leary
Engineer: John Greenman

Issue: Conversations with Maine writers

Program Topic: Writing in Maine

Key Discussion Points:
a) Stories of Maine from the viewpoint of a newcomer
b) Stories of growing up in Maine
c) Stories of being a game warden in Maine
d) Islandport Press
e) North Country Press
f) Maine accents

Guests:
Mark Scott Ricketts, www.MScottRicketts.com,
Mitch Littlefield, Mitch@minormeadow.com
John Ford, www.mainewarden.com and www.oldcops.com.

Writers Forum 1/8/15

Producer/Host: Ellie O’Leary
Engineer: John Greenman

Issue: Conversations with Maine writers
Program Topic: Writing in Maine

Key Discussion Points:
a) Finding the muse on a trip, in this case to Brazil
b) Veterans for Peace (VFP)
c) Cobscook Community Center
d) Why poetry, as compared to another type of writing?

Guests by name and affiliation:
Karie Friedman kariefriedman.com
Doug Rawlings rawlings@maine.edu lulu.com/bookstore/poetry Orion Rising
Nancy Tancredi nrtancredi@gmail.com

Writers Forum 12/11/14

Producer/Host: Ellie O’Leary
Engineer: John Greenman

Issue: Conversations with Maine writers

Program Topic: Writing in Maine

Key Discussion Points:
a) The Flat Bay Collective www.flatbay.org
b) Some members of the Flat Bay collective will be at the Cobscook Community Learning Center on Saturday January 10 from 2-3:30 p.m.
www.cclc.me/articles/55-583/flatbay-collective-to-present-multimedia/14
c) Reading/writing poetry in a native language compared to a second one.
d) Fiction from the natural world, fiction based on real life events.
e) The Manhattan Project

Guests:
Leonore Hildebrandt: www.flatbaycollective.org
Robert Froese: www.flatbaycollective.org
Mark Kelley(Rain of Ruin): kelleymark2@gmail.com

Writers Forum 11/13/14

Producer/Host: Ellie O’Leary
Engineer: John Greenman

Program Topic: Writing in Maine
Key Discussion Points:
a) The Sovereign Series of books by Jennifer Wixson
b) Bess Mae Klain, music teacher in Central Maine
c) Veterans for Peace
d) The Cervena Barva Press www.cervenabarvapress.com
e) Writing for political expression and personal transformation
f) Why choose poetry over prose or vice versa?
g) CDs accompanying books

Guests:
Jennifer Wixson: www.thesovereignseries.com,
Preston Hood: poetpret@hotmail.com,

Writers Forum 10/9/14

Producer/Host: Ellie O’Leary
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: Writing in Maine

Key Discussion Points:
a) Life, particularly education, on Maine islands.
b) Going from academic writing to fiction – Islands of Time
c) The “New England Reads” program, Mount View High School, 207-568-3426, 10/14/2014
d) The Allagash Haunting Trilogy
e) Memoir, naming names or not in “Pigs Can’t Swim”
f) Research for a memoir

Guests:
Barbara Lawrence, www.barbaralawrence.com, bkl@barbaralawrence.com
Tim Caverly, www.allagashtails.com, 207-907-0517, kgoldenr@myfairpoint.net
Helen Peppe, www.helenpeppe.com, 207-400-6010, hpeppe@maine.rr.com

Writers Forum 9/11/14

Producer/Host: Ellie O’Leary
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Writing
Program Topic: Writing in Maine

Key Discussion Points:
a) Reading in public
b) Writing to find your voice
c) Veterans writing group at Togus
d) Anthology “Files From the Bum’s Academy”
e) Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick
f) Meditation

Guests:

A) Jessica Eaton, poet, jessica_eaton_1959@yahoo.com
B) Terry Grasse, poet

Writers Forum 8/14/14

Producer/Host: Ellie O’Leary
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Writing

Program Topic: Writing in Maine

Key Discussion Points:
a) The Harlow Gallery, Hallowell harlowgallery.org/
b) The Aurorean www.encirclepub.com/poetry/aurorean
c) Parallel Uni-Verse www.dwildepress.net/universe/index.html
d) Third weekend in October, both the Belfast Poetry Festival and the Bangor Book Festival.

www.facebook.com/BangorBookFestival and www.belfastpoetry.com/.

Guests:
Gus Peterson, glp3324@gmail.com,
Dana Wilde, dwilde@dwildepress.net,
Beatrix Gates, Finishing Line Press www.finishinglinepress.com