Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Desert getaway

We're on our annual after-school desert getaway--a family tradition--at Rancho las Palmas in Palm Desert. So here's what I saw last night as I stood on our balcony. The turquoise against the darkness is what gets me, turquoise being one of my favorite colors. Trying to have a true vacation--no writing (except for a few words/ideas jotted in a journal), only a bit of work with my online writing class (I actually do wish my students would post more), and lots of floating around the Lazy River, which you see here, dinners, walking early early before the sun heats the day to 111 degrees or more, knitting, and reading (John Irving's Last Night in Twisted River; he's on the show next week).

Speaking of which, I should post a podcast. I will--right now.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tomorrow's Show

Join Marrie Stone as she interviews Richard Wirick, author of the collection Kicking In, and Ben Greenman, author of the collection, What He's Poised to Do.

Tune in tomorrow morning, June 23rd, at 9:00 a.m. (Pacific time) on 88.9FM in Irvine or www.kuci.org. Podcasts of the show are always available, right here, so be sure and check back!

Thanks for listening!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Emily White and Anne Lamott

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett interviews Emily White, author of Lonely: A Memoir, and Anne Lamott, author of Imperfect Birds.

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(Broadcast date: May 5, 2010)

Melissa Febos and Bonnie Jo Campbell

Marrie Stone interviews Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart: A Memoir, and Bonnie Jo Campbell, author of American Salvage.

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(Broadcast date: May 26, 2010)

Yann Martel and Tatjana Soli

Marrie Stone interviews Yann Martel, author of Beatrice and Virgil, and Tatjana Soli, author of The Lotus Eaters.

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(Broadcast date: Jun 9, 2010)

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Aimee Bender & Micheal Jaime-Becerra at the Pen on Fire Salon

Another great night, last night, at Scape Gallery, to celebrate the publication of Aimee Bender and Michael Jaime-Becerra's new novel. They both gave great talks and readings, books were sold and signed, there was snacks and wine and lemon cake. And the house was filled with writers. See for yourself.

Thanks to C.J. Bahnsen and Travis Barrett for helping with the photos when I wasn't able. And check out our last event of the season on July 13. An Evening with Agents. More here. The event is sure to sell out so don't wait too long to register. More details to come, very very soon.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Scott Turow

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett interviews Scott Turow, author of Innocent.

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(Broadcast date: June 2, 2010)