Writer's Voice

Series produced by Francesca Rheannon

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Talk show about writing, writers and the book trade

Writer's Voice is a weekly radio show about writing, writers and the book trade. Join co-hosts Francesca Rheannon and Daisy Mathias on FRIDAYS from 5:30 to 6:30 on WMUA 91.1 FM in Amherst, Massachusetts...and now, we are also re-broadcasting the show on Valley Free Radio at 103.3 FM in Northampton.on Thursdays at 8:00 - 9:00 in the morning.
We feature author interviews and readings, as well as news, commentary and tips related to writing and publishing. We also talk with editors, agents, publicists and others about issues of interest to writers.
Some recent interviews have been with:
Barry Werth, 31 DAYS
Julia Alvarez, SAVING THE WORLD
James Green, DEATH IN THE HAYMARKET
Ann Jones, KABUL IN WINTER
Justin Tussing, THE BEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD
Kiran Desai, INHERITANCE OF LOSS
Dr. Ned Hallowell, DELIVERED FROM DISTRACTION
Studs Terkel, AND THEY ALL SANG;
Dr. Andrew Weil, HEALTHY AGING
Marge Piercy, SEX WARS
Jonathan Harr, THE STOLEN PAINTING
Maureen Corrigan, LEAVE ME ALONE, I'M READING
Jonathan Kozol, THE SHAME OF THE NATION
Howard Zinn, VOICES OF A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES
Robert Parker, SCHOOL DAYS.
Tracy Kidder, MY DETACHMENT
Charles Mann, 1491: NEW REVELATIONS OF THE AMERICAS BEFORE COLUMBUS
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Writer's Voice is a weekly radio show about writing, writers and the book trade. Join co-hosts Francesca Rheannon and Daisy Mathias on FRIDAYS from 5:30 to 6:30 on WMUA 91.1 FM in Amherst, Massachusetts...and now, we are also re-broadcasting the show on Valley Free Radio at 103.3 FM in Northampton.on Thursdays at 8:00 - 9:00 in the morning. We feature author interviews and readings, as well as news, commentary and tips related to writing and publishing. We also talk with editors, agents, publicists and others about issues of interest to writers. Some recent interviews have been with: Barry Werth, 31 DAYS Julia Alvarez, SAVING THE WORLD James Green, DEATH IN THE HAYMARKET Ann Jones, KABUL IN WINTER Justin Tussing, THE BEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD Kiran Desai, INHERITANCE OF LOSS Dr. Ned... Show full description


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Renowned ecologist and writer Carl Safina joins us to talk about his new book, BECOMING WILD: How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, a...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2020
  • Length: 59:01
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We talk with book artist Barry McCallion about book art including his series The Oarsman, which he’s been creating now for fifty years. Then, we re...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2020
  • Length: 57:52
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We talk with Peter Heller about his terrific new novel, a thriller set on a river above the Arctic Circle. It’s called The River. Then, we re-air ...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2020
  • Length: 58:58
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Are you in need of a message of hope about the environment? Here's a hopeful idea: If we just simply let nature take its course, we can restore the...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2020
  • Length: 35:40
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We talk with filmmaker Deborah Shaffer and film editor Rachel Reichman about Queen Of Hearts, their documentary about the life and work of artist a...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2020
  • Length: 48:39
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Today, we talk with spy fiction writer Alan Furst about his latest book, Under Occupation. Then we air excerpts from interviews we did with him abo...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2020
  • Length: 59:01
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We talk with Richard Louv, author of Last Child In The Woods, about his new book, OUR WILD CALLING: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our L...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
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We talk with Mimi Lemay about her powerful memoir of a family with a transgender child, What We Will Become: A Mother, a Son, and a Journey of Tran...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
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We talk with social justice scholar Monique Morris about her new book, Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues: Education for the Liberation of Black and Brow...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
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We spend the hour with science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist, Cory Doctorow. First, we talk with him about his terrific new boo...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
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We talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and writer Gregory Pardlo about his searing family memoir, AIR TRAFFIC: A Memoir of Ambition & Manhood in ...

  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:02
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Today’s episode features two books that explore therapy from both sides of the couch. We talk with Lori Gottlieb about her bestselling memoir, Mayb...

  • Added: May 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
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We spend the hour with Howard Mansfield, first talking about his new book, THE HABIT OF TURNING THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN (Bauhan Press 2018). It’s abo...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
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Native American writer and critic David Treuer talks about his latest book, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present....

  • Added: Jan 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
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We talk with psychologist and celebrated author Mary Pipher about her new book, Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As W...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2018
  • Length: 32:56
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We talk with Sy Montgomery, acclaimed author of Soul of An Octopus about her wonderful new book, How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen An...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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We spend the hour talking with master of the crime fiction genre Tana French, first about her new novel The Wych Elm (given a rave review by Stephe...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
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We talk with journalist Aida Edemariam about her memoir, The Wife's Tale: A Personal History. It's about her Ethiopian grandmother who, over nearly...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
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We talk with Aida Edemariam about her memoir, The Wife’s Tale: A Personal History. It’s about her Ethiopian grandmother who, over nearly a century ...

  • Added: May 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
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We talk with Steven Stoll about his brilliant history of Appalachia: Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia. Then, coastal property values are threa...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2018
  • Length: 59:01