Literary Arts

Richard Blanco

Mar 31, 2015 Comments Off on Richard Blanco by

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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 by

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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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How To End Poverty

Jan 17, 2015 Comments Off on How To End Poverty by

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Dmae catches up with Michael Rohd, founder and artistic director of Sojourn Theatre. It’s been since 2010 when Sojourn produced an original interactive theatre piece in Portland. This time they’re teaming up with Portland Playhouse to debut the regional premiere of HOW TO END POVERTY IN 90 MINUTES. We’ll hear how Rohd and Sojourn have created a model […]

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3 Authors & Indy Publishing

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

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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

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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

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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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JAW 2014

Jul 13, 2014 Comments Off on JAW 2014

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Dmae Roberts has a behind-the-scenes and on-location talk with Rose Riordan, associate artistic director of Portland Center Stage and director of JAW: A Playwright’s Festival 2014. We’ll hear how she started off this 16-year old festival with “a bag of bagels” to grow into a huge weekend of four plays and a multitude of events. Not […]

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Lisa See’s China Dolls

Jun 01, 2014 Comments Off on Lisa See’s China Dolls

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Dmae Roberts talks with acclaimed author Lisa See whose new book, China Dolls, features the era of the Asian American nightclubs during the 1930s to 50s. Her previous books, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy focused mainly on characters living in China and some who have emigrated. In China Dolls she focuses on three friends American born […]

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