Tonight’s program features Nelly Trocme Hewett, daughter of a Huguenot pastor during World War II. Pastor Andre Trocme opposed war and Hitler’s brutal genocide. Andre Trocme was a brillant writer with quick wit and humor. His Christmas stories appeared to be for children, at first glance, but were equally important for adults.
You will hear the stories first in English, and then in French, read by his daughter, Nelly. The program will also contain many French Christmas carols.
This week on Write on Radio, we talk with Lan Samantha Chang, author of the book All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost, a novel tracing the lives of three poets and their teacher in a creative writing program somewhere in the midwest. Lan Samantha Chang is also the author of Hunger and Inheritance, and is the director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
Also this week, we’ll celebrate the holiday season and winter solstice with music and readings from Minnesota authors.
Today’s show was a Christmas present going out to my performing friends who make the Twin Cities their home. Make it your New Year’s resolution to get out and support live music. My Christmas wish for all of us: Peace On Earth!
Celebramos la temporada con aguinaldos de Puerto Rico, gaitas de Venezuela y cantos campesinos de Chile. Volamos sobre Espana, Cabo Verde y tocamos tierra en Brasil, camino al norte por Bolivia, Mexico, Nicaragua, hasta Nuevo Mexico y Tejas, volviendo por fin a Minnesota donde cae nieve y Corazon Latino les desea muy felices fiestas!/ We celebrate the season with aguinaldos from Puerto Rico, gaitas from Venezuela and campesino songs from Chile.