Literary Arts

The Language of Flowers

Sep 15, 2011 Comments Off on The Language of Flowers by

Dmae Roberts talks with author Vanessa Diffenbaugh about her debut novel The Language of Flowers. This debut novel has been a hit in Europe and has recently launched in America. The book tells parallel stories of a young woman raised in the foster care system who finds redemption and a future through the Victorian language […]

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Laura Moulton’s Street Books

Aug 30, 2011 Comments Off on Laura Moulton’s Street Books by

On a sunny summer Wednesday, light rail trains roll past the Skidmore fountain in downtown Portland.  Twice a week this summer, Portland artist and writer Laura Moulton has hopped on her decked-out Haley tricycle and headed to downtown Portland. What makes her bike special is that it’s a mobile library. A large pullout drawer is […]

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S. Renee Mitchell & Remembering Carolyn

Aug 13, 2011 Comments Off on S. Renee Mitchell & Remembering Carolyn by

On this week’s Stage & Studio, writer/artist S. Renee Mitchell talks about the Natural and Proud People Inspiration project, a celebration of natural African-American hair. Mitchell also runs Twysted Healing Systahs, an organization that empowers women of color. And Dmae remembers Carolyn Holzman, a beloved Portland theatre artist and teacher. S. Renee Mitchell wears her […]

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Author Lisa See on ‘Dreams of Joy’

Jun 24, 2011 Comments Off on Author Lisa See on ‘Dreams of Joy’

Dmae Roberts talks with acclaimed author Lisa See. Her latest novel, Dreams of Joy debuted  at No. 1 on the NY Times best seller list. See tells us about her extensive research on Mao’s Great Leap Forward that caused the death of up 45 million people  in China from 1958-1961. We also hear about the movie version […]

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Author Dale E. Basye of the “Heck” books

Jun 10, 2011 7 Comments

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Dmae Roberts talks with author Dale E. Basye about his book series for young readers, Heck. The fourth book in the series, Fibble, was released last month. Basye also sings songs that he wrote for the series and reads passages from the books. Hear the entire “Heck” of a fun interview and singing by Dale E. […]

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Jane Kirkpatrick: “The Daughter’s Walk”

Apr 15, 2011 1 Comment

Host/Producer Dmae Roberts talks with Oregon author Jane Kirkpatrick. She’s authored more than 20 books and is an Oregon Book award finalist for “A Flickering Light.” Her latest is “The Daughter’s Walk” which is based on the true story of a mother and daughter in 1896 who both walked from Spokane, Washington to New York […]

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Catherine J.H. Miller + A. Molotkov

Jul 01, 2011 Comments Off on Catherine J.H. Miller + A. Molotkov

Host Dmae Roberts presents a feature story by Tali Singer about  ‘A Somewhat Secret Place’ an exhibition of art, literature and performance curated and created by artist Catherine J. H. Miller. Producer Tali Singer worked with Dmae Roberts to bring this profile of Miller and her project that combines art and awareness to create disability […]

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Writers Read 6: Laurence Overmire

May 17, 2011 Comments Off on Writers Read 6: Laurence Overmire

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Laurence Overmire reads “An Actor Prepared”, a poem from his new book, “Gone Hollywood”, part six the ongoing Writers Read series. Overmire is a former professional actor and now poet. This segment also features music by Todd Barton, resident composer for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Barton composed the music for OSF’s Language Archive. Overmire’s book […]

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