In August the week-long Antioch Writers' Workshop was held in Yellow Springs. The workshop's faculty members, all published authors, held nightly readings at Antioch University Midwest during that week and during the month of November we'll be bringing excerpts from some of those readings on WYSO Weekend.
Today we hear from Carrie Bebris, an award-winning author best known for her Mr. and Mrs. Darcy series. Here she reads from The Chase, a short story based on the real-life adventures of Jane Austen's brother while he served in Britain's Royal Navy.
The Book Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism is a collection of interviews between economist Richard Wolff and David Barsamian, host of Alternative Radio. Barsamian recently visited Yellow Springs and spoke with Andy Valeri, host and producer of UnCommon Sense TV Media, and occasional co-host of "Around The Fringe" here on WYSO.
Alterntiave Radio airs Wednesday nights at 11 on WYSO.
A few years ago Julie Klam wrote a book called "You Had Me At Woof." It was the story of Otto, a Boston terrier that stole Julie's heart and changed her life. Her relationship with Otto helped her to forge more enduring bonds with people. Klam has some very close friendships. Her latest book, "Friendkeeping - a Field Guide to the People You Love, Hate, and Can't Live Without," takes readers inside Julie's world. We meet her dearest friends.
Jasper Fforde is at it again. In "The Woman Who Died a Lot," the seventh book in his absurdist fantasy crime fiction series, we spend a week with Thursday Next, the leading enforcement officer from the Bookworld.
As the story opens Thursday is still recuperating from some of the injuries that she sustained in a previous book when she is offered the gig as chief librarian at the Swindon All-You-Can-Eat-at-Fatso's-Drink Not Included Library.