Literary Arts

Arthur Dong – Forbidden City, USA

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

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 by

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 by

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

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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Anna Sheehan’s “A Long, Long Sleep”

Apr 04, 2014 Comments Off on Anna Sheehan’s “A Long, Long Sleep”

Join Dmae Roberts for an in-depth look at Oregon author Anna Sheehan and her debut novel A Long, Long Sleep. As a mix of young adult and science fiction, this impressive work is a futuristic take on the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty picking up AFTER the heroine wakes up. Dmae happened upon this Oregon writer after a friend introduced her to […]

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David Henry Hwang, Master Playwright

Jan 05, 2014 Comments Off on David Henry Hwang, Master Playwright

Dmae features David Henry Hwang, Tony award-winning playwright of M. Butterfly, The Dance and the Railroad and Chinglish which soon opens on Jan. 11-Feb. 9 at Portland Center Stage.  For the last 30 years, Hwang has had a prolific career on the stage and screen and expanded into opera projects with Phillip Glass and musical theatre adaptions like Disney’s Aida with Elton […]

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Jamie Ford: Songs of Willow Frost

Nov 02, 2013 Comments Off on Jamie Ford: Songs of Willow Frost

Dmae Roberts talks to New York Times bestseller list author Jamie Ford about his newest book Songs of Willow Frost. Set against the backdrop of Depression-era Seattle, Songs of Willow Frost is a powerful tale of two people—a  12-year-old Chinese-American boy with dreams for his future and a woman he believes to be his mother who is escaping her haunted past. Both […]

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Oct 12, 2013 Comments Off on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Guest host S.W. Conser talks with Theatre Vertigo director Bobby Bermea and actors Karen Wennstrom and Tom Mounsey all from Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” – adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher. Dmae Roberts presents a preview of her interview with NY Times bestselling author Jamie Ford and his newest book “Songs of Willow Frost.” More […]

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