Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
6:59 pm
Wed March 9, 2011

Conrad's Corner: March 9, 2011

Conrad Balliet reads Jim Brooks' poem, "Synchronization."

11:12 am
Mon March 7, 2011

Book Nook: The Surrendered, by Chang-rae Lee

Chang-rae Lee's ambitious novel "The Surrendered" is a sprawling, cinematic journey across time. Readers are transported to Manchuria in the early 1930's, Korea in the early 1950's, and modern day New Jersey and Italy.

Lee has imagined 3 main characters here , a missionary, a Korean War orphan, and a GI. Their lives become intertwined through tragedy and haunting circumstance. The author is a masterful storyteller. In this interview he describes how he crafted this work and how he chose to become a writer.

Miami Valley StoryCorps
8:00 am
Wed March 2, 2011

Mary M. Morgan & Joy Schwab

"I went out and bought a paper, and there was a cartoon of a crazy woman - hair flying, arms askew - with the announcement: Mary Morgan takes out petitions for Dayton City Commission."

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11:44 am
Mon February 28, 2011

Book Nook: Tree of Sighs, by Lucrecia Guerrero

Lucrecia Guerrero grew up in Nogales, Arizona, right along the border with Mexico. That border land area has always exerted a powerful influence on her writing. Ten years ago she published a collection of short stories, "Chasing Shadows." These otherworldly, atmospheric tales served notice that Guerrero is a writer who possesses extraordinary talent.

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Arts & Culture
6:59 pm
Fri February 25, 2011

Conrad's Corner: February 25, 2011

Conrad Balliet reads Ed Davis' poem "Transcultural Timbres."