Thursday, May 28, 2009

Literary Agent Dorian Karchmar

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett interviews Dorian Karchmar, literary agent with the William Morris Agency in New York.

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(Broadcast date: May 26, 2009)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Geoff Dyer and Mary Gaitskill

Marrie Stone interviews Geoff Dyer, author of Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi, and Mary Gaitskill, author of Don't Cry.

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(Broadcast date: May 20, 2009)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Lisa See on June 6 at the Pen on Fire Speakers Series

On June 6 at Scape Gallery, we'll celebrate the publication of Lisa See's new novel, Shanghai Girls. Lisa will discuss her book, writing novels, take questions, and do a book signing. We'll have nibbles and sips. Cost: $15. We expect this event to sell out before the night of the event so don't wait till the last minute to reserve your seat. You can PayPal $16 to or write to me and I'll give you the mailing address.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Fiction Panel with Janelle Brown, Bo Caldwell, and Lisa Fugard

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett moderates a fiction panel featuring Janelle Brown, author of All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, Bo Caldwell, author of The Distant Land of My Father, and Lisa Fugard, author of Skinner's Drift.

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(Broadcast date: May 13, 2009)

NPR's Best Books

What do you think about this list?

It's just one man's opinion, and not a very informed opinion at that, but still....six women authors on a Best Of list? Too bad this list wasn't confined to a private blog.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Poet Stephen Dunn

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett interviews Stephen Dunn, author of What Goes On: Selected and New Poems 1995-2009.

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(Broadcast date: January 07, 2009)

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Ed Husain, Paul Harris, and the Last Days of the KUCI Fund Drive

Marrie Stone interviews Ed Husain, author of The Islamist: Why I Became an Islamic Fundamentalist, What I Saw Inside, and Why I Left and Paul Harris, author of The Secret Keeper.

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(Broadcast date: May 06, 2009)

The KUCI Fund Drive is entering its final days. We appreciate all those listeners and friends who have donated and supported KUCI and Writers on Writing.

There's still time to donate! Visit for details on how you can support KUCI, and view the array of premiums available for those who contribute $40.00 or more.

Barbara and Marrie are so grateful for the wonderful support we've received this year! For your support and listenership, we thank you.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

A fund drive thanks

The fund drive isn't over, and if you're so inclined to donate, you can do so online at, where you can also check out the premiums.

So far, though, Marrie and I are very appreciative to those of you who've donated:

Cindy Cooksey
Bruce Miller
Taurean Watkins
Lynette Brasfield
Adele & Ben Peters
Kathryn Atkins
Charles Leister
Diane Moos
Sandy Welch
Allison Johnson

(If you donate online, please let me know so I can put your name on this list.)

Your donations mean a lot to us, and to the station. You're helping to keep the show on the air. Thank you!