Literary Arts

Nisi Shawl’s Everfair

Dec 09, 2016 Comments Off on Nisi Shawl’s Everfair by

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Dmae Roberts talks with  Seattle author Nisi Shawl whose new epic debut novel combines narratives from Belgium, Great Britain, the Congo  and an imaginary utopia called Everfair in a neo-Victorian novel with steampunk elements of airships. With depth lyrical prose, compelling characters and stories steeped with rich history, Everfair spans 1889-1919 while looking at Western colonialism, African independence […]

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2 Chinese-American Vets

Nov 06, 2016 Comments Off on 2 Chinese-American Vets by

For Veteran’s Day, Dmae presents two stories of Chinese-American vets from different American wars. First up she talks with Eddie Fung, a WWII vet who was forced to work hard labor in  Japanese POW camp and helped to build the famed “Bridge on the River Kwai.” We’ll hear about his memoir written with his editor […]

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Shaking The Tree + Bing Bingham

Oct 08, 2016 Comments Off on Shaking The Tree + Bing Bingham by

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Dmae talks with one of the most inventive directors in Portland, Samantha Van Der Merwe, artistic director of Shaking The Tree Theatre.  We’ll hear about her original work devised with the cast and designers, Head. Hands. Feet:Tales of Dismemberment, which combines three lesser-known fairy tales with an epic Greek tragedy. The show runs through Nov. 5th. And in […]

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The Fortunes + Everfair

Sep 10, 2016 Comments Off on The Fortunes + Everfair

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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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Vanport Mosaic Festival

May 14, 2016 Comments Off on Vanport Mosaic Festival

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Dmae features the Vanport Mosaic Festival that celebrates and remembers an important time and community in Portland history. She’ll talk  with festival co-artistic directors S. Renee Mitchell, Damaris Webb and Laura Lo Forti.  Damaris is the director/producer of Cottonwood In The Flood. Lo Forti organized the Vanport Mosaic oral history project and three free screenings of these […]

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Lauren Weedman

Mar 19, 2016 Comments Off on Lauren Weedman

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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OHS + Julia Cho

Mar 05, 2016 Comments Off on OHS + Julia Cho

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Dmae features two exhibits focusing on Asian exclusion laws: She’ll talk with Eliza Canty-Jones, Editor of the Oregon Historical Quarterly and director of community engagement at the Oregon Historical Society. She’ll be joined with filmmaker Felicia Lowe who will be in town to show her film Chinese Couplets. And in the latter part of the show, hear […]

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Boom Arts + Judy Yung

Feb 27, 2016 Comments Off on Boom Arts + Judy Yung

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Dmae features Boom Arts, a theatre company dedicated to international and contemporary plays. She’ll talk with curator/producer and founde from the upcoming production of Free Outgoing by Chennai, India-based playwright Anupama Chandrasekhar.  And in the latter part of the show, we talk with author and scholar Judy Yung who will be in Portland to talk about Chinese American women […]

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