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10:40 am
Sun October 20, 2013

2013 Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty Readings: Jeffrey Ford

Jeffrey Ford at the 2013 Antioch Writers' Workshop

In July, 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 for the month of October we'll be bringing excerpts from some of those readings on WYSO Weekend.

This week we hear from Jeffrey Ford, the author of numerous novels and short stories whose work has appeared in journals, magazines and anthologies from Mad Magazine to The Oxford Book of American Short Stories. Here Ford reads from his novel The Shadow Years.

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Arts & Culture
10:45 am
Sun October 13, 2013

2013 Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty Readings: Matthew Goodman

Matthew Goodman at the Antioch Writers' Workshop

In July, 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 for the month of October we'll be bringing excerpts from some of those readings on WYSO Weekend.

This week we hear Matthew Goodman read from his latest book 80 Days.  He begins by giving some background on this book's subject, Nellie Bly.

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Books
4:23 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Book Nook: The Good Lord Bird, by James McBride (Riverhead Books)

Henry Shackleford begins his tale in the Kansas Territory. The year was 1856 and Henry was a slave. Soon the abolitionist John Brown appears on the scene. Brown is all fired up about fighting slavery. When he encounters Henry he thinks she's a girl named Henrietta. And he quickly coins an affectionate nickname for him (her): Onion. From that point onward Onion dresses like a girl. Many years later, when Henry was 100+ years old he told someone about his crazy adventures with John Brown.

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Arts & Culture
10:45 am
Sun October 6, 2013

2013 Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty Readings: Jen Violi

Jen Violi at the Antioch Writers' Workshop

In July, 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 for the month of October we'll be bringing excerpts from some of those readings on WYSO Weekend.

This week we hear from Jen Violi, a Pittsburgh native who's also lived in Dayton and is an Antioch Writers' Workshop alum.  Violi reads from her debut novel Putting Makeup on Dead People, the story of a young woman named Donna.

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Books
4:07 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Book Nook: W is for Wasted, by Sue Grafton (Marian Wood/Putnam)

Sue Grafton continues to work her way through the alphabet in her long-running detective series that features her beloved character Kinsey Millhone. "W is for Wasted" is the 23rd book in the series. In this interview Sue Grafton talks about the challenges she faces in trying not to repeat herself and what we might expect from the last three books and the letters of the alphabet that she will be covering as this series draws to a close in coming years.

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