2nd Sunday of each month at 4 pm
Hosted by Gil Mansergh
 
GilMansergh"I like the vitality of in-studio, roundtable interviews," Gil says, "when you have several authors sitting at the same table and focusing on the same theme, you get real conversations. It’s fun, exciting, and often unpredictable."
On the new Word by Word programs, Gil will be inviting a different guest each month to share their unique perspective on a "Great California Writer."
Gil Mansergh should be familiar to many KRCB listeners. His movie review columns appear in four Sonoma County newspapers, and his Cinema Toast radio show has been a Thursday morning staple on KRSH-FM for seven years. Author or Book Doctor of over 50 books, manuals and curriculums, Gil was honored as a Freelance Success by Writers Digest Magazine. He honed his interview skills during five years as Director of the prestigious California Writers Conference at Asilomar. "I’m excited to have this opportunity to share my conversations with authors with KRCB’s listeners," Gil says, "and I appreciate your comments." This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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March 12th, 2017 - 4:00 pm:
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
The Word By Word guest for the March 12th show will be McArthur Genius Grant winner, Yiyun Li talking about her memoir Dear Friend, From My Life I Write To You In Your Life.
Yiyun Li
Credit © Phillippe Matsas
Born and raised in China, Yiyun’s parents were victims of the cultural revolution but still encouraged their daughter to succeed in anything she chose to do. And succeed she did. Word By Word listeners may recall her conversation with Gil Mansergh where she explained how she wrote her first novel, The Vagrants in English and won the Gold Medal of California Book Award for first fiction.
​Since then, her books have been translated into more than twenty languages. She was selected by Granta as one of the 21 Best Young American Novelists under 35, named by The New Yorker as one of the top 20 writers under 40, and the MacArthur Foundation named her a 2010 fellow. She is a contributing editor to the Brooklyn-based literary magazine, A Public Space.
Yiyun Li lives in Oakland, California with her husband and their two sons, and teaches at the University of California, Davis.
Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life - Yiyun Li

TSAS dhWe have all probably seen or heard something in the news that made us say, “Someone should do something about it.” The difference with today’s Word By Word: Conversations With Writers guest, David Hightower, is that he did do something. He wrote a book.

Hightower explains,” I’m not a writer. I was a day trader in the East Bay before my wife and I came to Petaluma. My wife was pregnant when we moved, and I’ve spent a great deal of my time since then being the Dad to my four-year-old and 2-year-old boys.”

David Hightower gm“Part of that job,” Hightower continues, “is reading more than my fair share of Dr. Seuss books, so, when I read a tweet the President had done in rhyme, I responded by jotting down my response in Seussian-style poetry. I guess I was frustrated—very, very, upset with no outlet. So I wrote my book entitled The Sun Also Sets: A Seussical Indictment of Trump.

Host Gil Mansergh chats with David about the steep learning curve transitioning from a stay-at-home-Dad, to becoming a book author, publisher, distributor and marketer.

Word by Word Conversations with Writers is hosted by Gil Mansergh and can be heard on the second Sunday of the month at 10:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on the go - download the FREE KRCB App for your favorite mobile device.

(Photo: David Hightower, author of The Sun Also Sets – Gil Mansergh/courtesy of Petaluma Argus Courier)

CaraBlackSunday at 4 pm on KRCB FM Radio 91.Word by Word listeners (and mystery writers) will enjoy the conversation (and pick up a few writing tips), during Gil Mansergh’s informative conversation with Cara Black, the New York Times bestselling author of 19 Aimee Leduc murder mysteries. Each novel takes place in a different Parisian administrative district. Known as arrondissements, these 22 districts circle outward in a clockwise spiral from the center of Paris. Cara’s newest novel takes place in the 12th district, and we learn how this specific locale prompted her latest mystery, Murder in Bel Air.

Leslie SbroccoGil Mansergh’s Word By Word timely conversation for October is the passionately multi-talented Leslie Sbrocco, host of Check Please Bay Area for 14 years, and executive producer, writer, and presenter of her brand new PBS series 100 Days, Drinks, Dishes & Destinations. The series will begin airing on public television stations across the country starting in October and November.

Word by Word Conversations with Writers is hosted by Gil Mansergh and can be heard on the second Sunday of the month at 10:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on the go - download the FREE KRCB App for your favorite mobile device.

(Photo: Courtesy of https://www.lesliesbrocco.com)

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