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David Garrison reads Robert Brimm's poem, "When Words Fell."

Every writer fantasizes about writing a book that finds a massive readership. A book that sells and sells. A book that perches atop best seller lists for months or even years. For Bill Bryson that book was "A Walk in the Woods." This whimsical travel story which recounts Bryson's adventures hiking the Appalachian Trail with his buddy Steven Katz sold millions of copies. It made Bryson's career.

David Garrison reads Ed Davis' poem, "The Hand That Feeds."

Scottish singer Julie Fowlis visited the WYSO studios ahead of her performance at Clark State Performing Arts Center. She spoke with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota and Dear Green Place host Cindy Funk about singing in Gaelic, her upcoming album Alterum, and more.

Maxine Skuba reads her poem, "What I Meant To Say."

Janeal Ravndal reads Barbara Astor's poem," Twin."

Rene Denfeld returned to the program to talk about her second novel. As we enter the final months of this year I am putting together my lists of favorite reads from 2017. This incredible book will definitely be on my list for fiction. Wow! It is an amazing, uplifting story. Here's my review that ran recently in the Cox Ohio newspapers:

Conrad Balliet reads Lianne Spidel's poem, "Walking In Ireland"

Myrna Stone reads her poem, "From the Kitchen."

Professor Harold Bloom made his first appearance in the Book Nook in 1998 when he came on the show to talk about his book "Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human." Bear in mind that 20 years ago we were in the fledgling days of the internet as a form of mass communication. WYSO had only recently gone on-line with a web-site and those of us who were on the radio station staff at that time had not even had e-mail addresses for very long. Those were different times. During the early days of the commercial internet bandwidth, storage, and memory were still daunting and often expensive issues.

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