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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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 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
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Cathryn Hankla talks about her memoir LOST PLACES: On Losing And Finding Home. Then Francesca reads a passage about “finding home” from her memoir ...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
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We talk with poet Kathryn Levy about her latest poetry volume Reports (New Rivers Press, 2013). Then we hear an extended excerpt from our 2008 inte...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
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We talk with Sarah Zaske about what the Germans can teach us about raising kids. Her book is Achtung Baby: An American Mom on the German Art of Rai...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
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Tara Whitsitt talks about her book Fermentation on Wheels. It’s the story –with recipes — of how she’s been spreading the word about the wonders of...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:04
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Celebrated author Sy Montgomery talks with us about the essays she and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas have written and collected in a wonderful new book...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2017
  • Length: 01:34:38
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Richard Wilbur passed away on October 14, 2017. We remember him with a re-broadcast of our 2009 conversation with him at his home in Cummington, MA...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2017
  • Length: 58:56
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When disaster strikes, will we descend into dystopia — or cooperate? We talk with Cory Doctorow about his new work of speculative fiction, Walkaw...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2017
  • Length: 59:02
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We talk with historian Timothy Snyder about his book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century. The book is a kind of vaccine to inocul...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:02
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Writer’s Voice spends the hour with James Forman, Jr., talking about his groundbreaking book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black Ame...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:28
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Brad Gooch talks about his new biography Rumi’s Secret: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love and why the 13th century Muslim poet matters to our time....

  • Added: Feb 10, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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Ani Tuzman talks about her novel based on the life of the 18th century Jewish mystic, the Baal Shem Tov. Its called The Tremble of Love. Then, we r...

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  • Added: Dec 23, 2016
  • Length: 01:38:32
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Mystery novelist Tana French talks about her latest book in the Dublin Murder Squad series, The Trespasser. Then, how can we best confront the ter...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2016
  • Length: 59:02
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Cat behaviorist Sarah Ellis talks about The Trainable Cat: A Practical Guide to Making Life Happier for You and Your Cat. Then, the election is fi...

  • Added: Nov 11, 2016
  • Length: 59:00