Write On! Radio

Tuesday July 8th, we speak with Rita Zoey Chin about her acclaimed new memoir Let the Tornado Come. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, Guernica, The Rumpus, Freerange Nonfiction and elsewhere.

And we'll chat with Cynthia Kraack about her new speculative fiction novel Leaving Ashwood. She is also the author of Ashwood, Harvesting Ashwood: Minnesota 2037 and Minnesota Cold, winner of the 2009 Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for fiction.

Write On! Radio airs every TUESDAY 7 - 8 p.m. Central Time on 90.3 FM Minneapolis and 106.7 FM St. Paul and live on the web at www.kfai.org. Shows are archived for two weeks on line. Our shows are also available via our podcasting site: www.writeonradio.libsyn.com

To access the Rain Taxi Review of Books Literary Events Calendar, click here.

Information about regular spoken word and open mic venues can be found at Guante's spoken word info.

For scheduling information, contact Ian Graham Leask at LeaskIan@aol.com or Steve McEllistrem at smcellistrem@yahoo.com.

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Please mail review copies and press materials to Write On! Radio, KFAI, 1808 Riverside Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55454. Attn: Producer.

Write On! Radio producers include:
* Ian Graham Leask - Ian specializes in literary fiction but also enjoys literary non-fiction written by local, national and international authors
* Steve McEllistrem - Steve handles most of the show's science fiction and scientific non-fiction as well as historical fiction, mysteries and fantasy
* Lynette Reini-Grandell - Lynette focuses on poetry and local authors as well as literary fiction
* Charlotte Sullivan - Charlotte devotes her time to children's literature
* Antonia Felix - Antonia engages a broad range of topics, from poetry to non-fiction
* Kristin Johnson - Kristin prefers to spend much of her time with children's literature
* GE Patterson - G.E. = poetry
*Amy Fladeboe - Amy wishes to interview mainly local authors and poets

Most of our producers have explored areas in which they do not themselves write, so the categories listed above are not exclusive to each individual producer.

Our new opening and closing theme music is a variation on "Winter" by Karen Townsend, with help from Lynette Reini-Grandell. Our calendar music is also a variation on "Winter" by Karen and Lynette.


Recent Playlists

7/8/2014 Write On! Radio

We speak with Rita Zoey Chin about her acclaimed new memoir Let the Tornado Come.

7/1/2014 Write On! Radio

We speak with Steve Brezenoff about his acclaimed new young adult novel, Guy in Real Life.

6/24/2014 Write On! Radio

We speak with John Brandon about his new collection of stories, Further Joy.

6/17/2014 Write On! Radio

We speak with Kathryn Kysar about her new CD Pretend the World.

6/10/2014 Write On! Radio

We speak with David Downing about his new novel Jack of Spies.

6/3/2014 Write On! Radio

We speak with Jules Nyquist – a former Write on Radio co-host who now lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she leads

5/27/2014 Write On! Radio

We speak with Ethan Rutherford about The

5/20/2014 Write On! Radio

We speak with Charlie Quimby about his debut novel Monument Road.

5/13/2014 Write On! Radio

We speak with Lori Degman about her new children's book Cock-A-Doodle Oops.

5/6/2014 Write On! Radio

We speak with Nicole Kelby about her new book The Pink Suit.