Literary Arts

Boom Arts + Judy Yung

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

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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Migrations End of the Year Special

Dec 27, 2015 Comments Off on Migrations End of the Year Special by

For the last show of 2015, Dmae brings back profiles of West African guitarist and singer Parfait Bassale, Bhutanese poet Dilip Sunar with interpreter Suprina Koirala and the Tongan Sewing Circle led by  Kato Kakala Kavapalu and Kolini Fusitua. All were featured in Dmae’s special yearlong project Migrations which features immigrant and refugee artists. Join […]

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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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Beginnings & Remembrance

Apr 12, 2015 Comments Off on Beginnings & Remembrance

Dmae features Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night about to open at Post 5 Theatre in their new space. Dmae talked with artistic director Ty Boice and director Cassandra Boice about the play and about being working parents with a newborn at rehearsals. We’ll also hear a review of Portland Center Stage’s Cyrano by reviewer Caren Calderon. Edmound […]

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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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How To End Poverty

Jan 17, 2015 Comments Off on How To End Poverty

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

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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