Literary Arts

Sowelu’s Hard Times

Mar 02, 2013 Comments Off by

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Stage & Studio takes a look at Sowelu Theatre’s Hard Times Come Again No More, by Martha Boesing which is based on four stories by activist/writer Meridel Le Sueur. Dmae Roberts talks with Sowelu’s Lorraine Bahr and Martha Boesing. Then in the latter part of the show a Writer’s Read segment with writer Bing Bingham in northern, [...]

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Remembering Octavia Butler

Feb 24, 2013 Comments Off by

As part of Black History Month, I thought I would call attention to a writer I’ve “discovered” in the last two years. I’ve long been a fan of science-fiction literature, but had not read any for at least a decade or more except for the writings of Portland’s Ursula K. Le Guin. Then a close [...]

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Philip Kan Gotanda: Timeless Playwright

Feb 23, 2013 Comments Off by

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A conversation with Philip Kan Gotanda, one of the most prolific and successful playwrights in the country. He was at Portand’s Reed College to speak for their Aloud series. Dmae Roberts talks with Gotanda about the unexpected pathway of his career, several of his plays and films and his experiences adapting his Japanese American family [...]

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Scott Carrier, Writer & Radio Veteran

Jan 28, 2013 Comments Off by

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Hear about the work of Peabody-winning radio producer and writer, Scott Carrier. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Carrier has produced documentaries that have been heard on nearly every major public radio show including This American Life. His stories have been published by Harpers, Mother Jones, Esquire and Rolling stone and is the author of [...]

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The Last Holiday

Nov 21, 2012 Comments Off

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I didn’t realize the last Thanksgiving I spent with my mom would actually be the very last. We never know about “the last time” until it’s no more.
Ma’s been gone 10 years now. When she had a recurrence of breast cancer, I spent three years commuting back and forth from Portland to [...]

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Jaw 2009 and Portland Actors Conservatory

Jul 14, 2009 Comments Off

Dmae Roberts features JAW, A Playwrights Festival with Portland Center Stage’s Associate Artistic Director Rose Riordan and Playwright Andrea Stolowitz. They talked about this two-week festival of new plays now in its 11th year!
Also Producer Tali Singer has a brand new feature piece on a student at Portland Actors Conservatory, Phoebe Southwood, under the direction [...]

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Kim Stafford & “100 Tricks”

Nov 02, 2012 Comments Off

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A conversation with award-winning author Kim Stafford about his new memoir 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared   In poetic and poignant detail, Stafford takes us on a journey of sibling love and departure. Stafford recounts his experiences with his brother and the different paths their lives took and we hear readings from his new book. [...]

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Two World Premieres & A New Asian Anthology

Oct 05, 2012 Comments Off

A special extended edition featuring  Miracle Theatre’s new season and Raiz with Artistic Director Olga Sanchez and director Bill Rauch talks about Portland Center Stage’s The Body Of An American. We’ll also find out what’s new for Oregon Shakespeare Festival and hear about Where Are You From?, a new Asian American Anthology. (Encores Sat 10/12 11am [...]

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Street Roots, Colored Pencils & A Mural

Sep 29, 2012 Comments Off

A Making Change special featuring Portland’s Street Roots newspaper and Colored Pencils  who are working toward social and cultural change through literary and artistic ways. We’ll also hear about  a Corvallis man who drew international attention for outdoor mural. Join Dmae Roberts for a half-hour of inspirational stories about people working toward Making Change in their communities.

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Judith Arcana’s Poetry

Sep 07, 2012 Comments Off

Host Dmae Roberts welcomes writer Judith Arcana to shares her newest book The Parachute Jump Effect and her work-in-progress poetry collection called the Maude Poems.
What inspires one to become a poet? How do learn as much from teaching as being taught? Is all creative writing political or personal? Listen to this engaging talk about the craft of [...]

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