Literary Wednesdays

Fire-fueled revelations on Word By Word
Wednesday, February 6 at 7 pm

 jordon-rosenthal  It’s a homecoming of sorts as Word By Word’s previous host Jordan Rosenfeld (pictured) has a conversation with Gil Mansergh about her debut novel Forged In Grace which will be released the last day of February. Jordan, who has relocated to the South Bay, says she returns to the KRCB studio with “a bit of nostalgia.” An author, editor and writing coach, Jordan also knows a thing about magical realism and writing, confessing that the idea for the story began when, Marly, the wild beauty in the novel, began whispering to Jordan as she was stoking a fire in a little cabin. “Marly soon revealed another character who would take over the book, Grace, who is consumed by fires, both literal and metaphoric.”


 A Novel Idea
Wednesday, February 13 at 7 pm

michael-chabon   This month on A Novel Idea, Rosemary Manchester in in conversation with Kathleen Alcott on The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets.  And, Suzanne Lang talks with Pat Nolan about his book, The Last Resort. Also, Barbara Quick reviews Michael Chabon’s (pictured) latest novel, Telegraph Avenue.




Two poets and more on WordTemple
Wednesday, February 20 at 7 pm

arisa-white   This week WordTemple host Katherine Hastings presents widely published poet Arisa White (pictured), author of Hurrah’s Nest, her debut collection recently nominated for a 44th NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry, and A Penny Saved, released in November 2012. Arisa, a native New Yorker, living in Oakland, CA, is sure to delight our listeners.
   Also, Sonoma County poet and painter Ed Coletti reads from his book When Hearts Outlive Minds, an exploration of the many ways he found to celebrate life even during the heartbreak of his father’s decline and death.
   This, and more, on WordTemple!




 Maya Angelou Black History Month Special 2013
February 27th 7 pm 

 maya-angelou  Host Maya Angelou poetically and historically covers milestones by African Americans in Nobel Peace Prize, Grammy, Academy Awards, and cultural awards. Featuring conversations with:

•    Oprah Winfrey Television Personality.
•    Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations 1997- 2006, Nobel Peace Prize winner 2001, speaks about the need for continued talks on peace.
•    Jennifer Hudson, Oscar and Golden Globe winner, recalls her rise from an urban neighborhood.
•    Regina Taylor, Golden Globe-winning actress and playwright, talks about how generations are bridged from the writer’s pen.
•    Alicia Keys, multiple Grammy Award winner and philanthropist, talks about the changing roles of the entertainer and using the empowerment of voice in the local and international community.


Our Roots Are Showing - 1pm Saturdays

Darryl Purpose has just released his first studio recording in 10 years - the exquisite, deeply unfolding "Next Time Around". Darryl Purpose Next Time AroundHe wrote several of the songs on the album with Paul Zollo, who was at our studios this week. Paul sat down at our baby grand piano in Studio A to talk with Robin Pressman about his collaboration with Darryl, and about songwriting and songwriters. Hear what Paul Zollo had to say:

Part 1


Part 2

Last month, Darryl was in the studio with Robin talking about the new record. To hear what HE had to say about writing songs with Paul Zollo, click here:


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