The Fortunes + Everfair

Sep 10, 2016 Comments Off on The Fortunes + Everfair by

Dmae Roberts talks with two authors beginning their book tours for KBOO’s membership drive show. First up, we’ll hear a short preview from Seattle author Nisi Shawl whose new book combines narratives from Belgium, Great Britain, the Congo  and an imaginary utopia called Everfair in a neo-Victorian novel. And then author Peter Ho Davies  joins us to […]

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Lauren Weedman

Mar 19, 2016 Comments Off on Lauren Weedman by

Dmae features actress and author Lauren Weedman was in Portland do a reading of her new book, Miss Fortune: Fresh Perspectives on Having It All From Someone Who is Not Okay at 7:30 p.m. March 22 at Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St.March 22nd  in  Portland. Weedman’s new show Lauren Weedman Doesn’t Live Here Anymore  is […]

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Nov 14, 2015 Comments Off on Blended by

More than 42% of American families have at least one step-relative. That’s according to a 2011 Pew Research Center survey. Dmae Roberts talks with Portland writer and anthology editor Samantha Waltz who explores what it means to be a stepfamily from many different perspectives in her book  Blended: Writers on the Stepfamily Experience, a collection of stories from […]

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Richard Blanco

Mar 31, 2015 Comments Off on Richard Blanco

Guest host and producer Sarika Mehta chats with inaugural poet laureate, Richard Blanco, author of the memoir, “The Prince of Los Cocuyos.”  They chat about his memories of a Cuban childhood in Miami. They talk about Richard’s childhood – finding a place in navigating identities of Cuban, American, gay, and artistic in the 1950s. This […]

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Box Marked Black + Futility of Nicknames

Feb 21, 2015 Comments Off on Box Marked Black + Futility of Nicknames

Dmae spotlights two different writers: Damaris Webb who’s performing her autobiographical play The Box Marked Black about growing up mixed race and Matt Kolbet, a writer in Newberg who’s just published his debut novel The Futility of Nicknames which is inspired by some elements of his life but is an entirely fictional story. Two varied […]

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3 Authors & Indy Publishing

Dec 13, 2014 Comments Off on 3 Authors & Indy Publishing

Dmae Roberts talks with  three Portland authors about self and small press publishing. Martha Hull, Sandra de Helen and Patti Duncan represent three different genres of books: an artistic picture book, a murder mystery and a collection of essays. They all have new recently published books. We hear about their journey through funding, editing, design […]

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Arthur Dong – Forbidden City, USA

Nov 01, 2014 Comments Off on Arthur Dong – Forbidden City, USA

Dmae talks with Arthur Dong, a Peabody-winning filmmaker who has written a book based on his research and  film: Forbidden City, USA. Dong’s 1989 film aired on PBS’ American Experience program.  Now 25 years later, he put together a comprehensive document of photos and stories from the original performers from 1936-1970. Read Dmae’s Asian Reporter […]

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Stories From Home

Aug 10, 2014 Comments Off on Stories From Home

Dmae Roberts talks with Polo Catalani of the Colored Pencils Art and Culture Council about their “Stories From Home” event featuring immigrant and refugee writers and musicians. We’ll be featuring two of the artists at the event–Palestinian American writer Mohammad Bader and a special feature on Bhutanese poet Moti Rizal as part of “Migrations” – […]

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