ON CLASSIC Clearstory Radio today - WE hang out with some unusual people of faith today with stories that rock. the. boat.
Join us as we visit with the Lutheran pastor, Nadia Boltz-Weber; publisher of Jericho Books, Wendy Grisham, and the icon man of books and story - Cliff Graubart.
Musical Interludes and stories
We have a few favorite shows (for the music, the sound, the soul) that we want to share with you before the go into the vault for ten years until a classics cut.
Today is one of our favorites with the great writer, Wiley Cash.
Enjoy today's classic Clearstory with Author Wiley Cash as he discusses his best-selling, award-winning (SIBA Book of the Year!) novel, A Land More Kind Than Home. We highly recommend you discover Wiley's amazing talent and purchase his new novel This Dark Road To Mercy today!
Today's program is a Classic Clearstory featuring one of our top five favorite books from 2013 and favorite music from TJ Stafford. Enjoy!
Get Ready. This weeks Clearstory Program features our 2 Part interview with author, Michael Farris Smith for his new novel, Rivers. It's an amazing work that eerily pulls from the traditions of William Faulkner, Larry Brown, William Gay . . . need we continue? And to find music that would reflect portions of the story, parts of the internal landscape of a man's world when it is cast into a place he never imagined possible and his soul is pushed to limits he never expected - we pulled up the music of Mr. TJ Stafford.
Enjoy today's ride into the power of story!
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So ---- we were hanging out during Southern Festival of the Book in Nashville and had the pleasure of catching a multitude of authors for a sit-down chat about words, writing, and the power of story!
First up on today's show is Denise Kiernan with a story straight out of the history books. Then following up as only he can, T.A. Barron with fantasy and more.
Music for today's show features Los Lonely Boys, The Andrew Sisters, Billie Holliday, and INXS
We are delighted to share the stories of these great women with you on Clearstory this week. Tune in Wednesday at 12:00pm CST and again Sunday in replay at 6:00pm CST to hear our sit-downs at SIBA in New Orleans. Don't forget to share the word, post on Facebook, and Twitter friends. Clearstory is on 107.1 in West Nashville but also streaming world wide at the link above.
A little about Julie Cantrell
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author, Julie Cantrell was the editor-in-chief of the Southern Literary Review. She has been a freelance writer for a decade and has contributed to more than a dozen books. Julie and her family now live in Oxford, Mississippi where they operate Valley House Farm.
A speech-language pathologist and literacy advocate, Julie was honored to receive the 2012 Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Fellowship and is working on a creative nonfiction book about her family's adventures as first-generation farmers. Her second novel is set to follow her bestselling debut, Into the Free (David C Cook) hit shelves to rave reviews a few weeks ago.
A little about Lee Smith
Lee Smith has published 13 novels and four collections of short stories. She is a recipient of the Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the North Carolina Award for Literature, and a Southern Book Critics Circle Award.
In Lee’s newest novel, Guests on Earth, we meet Evalina Toussaint, an orphaned child of an exotic dancer, who is only thirteen in 1936 when she is admitted to Highland Mental Hospital in Asheville. N.C.
A piano prodigy, she becomes the accompanist for the hospital's many performances and musical programs, and finds herself in the company of some remarkable fellow patients, both fictional and real, such as Zelda Fitzgerald.
This role gives Evalina privileged insights into the events which culminate in a tragic fire---still an unsolved mystery to this day.
Read "In Her Words," Lee Smith's essay about Guests on Earth.
(This episode was recorded just as I was coming down with Laryngitis - Please search here for upcoming events at the Nashville Public Library Salon 615 series)
Clearstory Radio is delighted to be a part of this year's 25th Annual Southern Festival of the Books. We'll be interviewing authors, festival attendees, festival officials, and all manner of strange characters Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during this years celebration of the written word.
In the meantime and to wet your whistle with story, tune in to the featured podcasts of interviews we recorded at SIBA with some of this years festival authors including Lee Smith, Cassandra King Conroy, Michael Farris Smith, and so many more.
You are welcome to join us and listen in as the authors chat with us during recording. Or just to drop in and say hello.
The weather forecast is FESTIVAL PERFECT so we'll see you soon.
Clearstory Radio Goes Remote. Booksellers & Authors in attendance at #SIBA13 can be part of this special edition!
The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) is delighted to announce that we will be partnering with Clearstory Radio to produce a special edition from New Orleans during the SIBA Trade Show, September 20-22, 2013, where bookstore owners and authors will be interviewed on site – creating a 'live presence' on the SIBA trade show floor, and highlighting the spirit of independence that is at the heart of every indie. One of the most popular features will be visiting with independent booksellers to discuss their stores, what they are reading and recommending, and any featured special events that they would like to highlight.
“This is such a great opportunity for booksellers to share their passion for what they do with readers and listeners across the south and across the internet. River is such an easy host and shares that passion. Booksellers will not want to miss this,” shared SIBA Executive Director Wanda Jewell, “It’s like Bookstore Radio!”
River Jordan hosts Clearstory Radio! Best-Selling, Award-winning, and Debut Authors from every limb of the literary tree visit on Clearstory to talk about words – where we find them, what inspires them, why we write them, need them, breathe them! Join us for conversations that celebrate our life stories and the writers who live to tell them so well.
*Clearstory Radio is currently broadcast Wednesdays at Noon and Sundays at 6pm on 107.1FM Nashville but beginning in September, Clearstory will also be broadcast on 103.7FM Nashville. It is available also as a live stream on the web. Clearstory Radio has been proud to support the power of story for over four years by interviewing authors, promoting book events and festivals, and covering new releases and old favorites.