(first aired August 7, 2018). Host Sheila Bender talks in studio with Bellevue, WA author Robert Devereux McEliece to discuss his memoir, “The Faithful Sextant,” and to explore his desire to study writing and leave a legacy memoir for family, friends and others.
(first aired July 24, 2018). Sheila Bender interviews Port Townsend resident Dan Zobrist about his book, Flaky’s Big Dream, written for young readers and inspired by science education programs he created for children while a Park Ranger in Alaska.
(first aired July 10, 2018). Jonathan Stratman joins Sheila Bender via phone from Eugene, Oregon to discuss his novel series that makes pre-state Alaska come alive for middle grade and adult readers.
(first aired June 26, 2018). Sheila Bender talks in studio with Port Townsend novelist and culture critic Curtis White about his newest novel, and Portland author Cheston Knapp about his collection of linked essays, during a Port Townsend stop on their joint book tour.
(first aired June 12, 2018). Sheila Bender talks to Port Townsend author Barbara Sjoholm about her newest book Black Fox, the story of Danish artist and ethnographer Emilie Demant Hatt who lived with Sami families in their tents and on migrations.
(first aired May 29, 2018). Port Townsend author Betsy Howell talks in studio with Sheila Bender about the writing of her second novel, The Marvelous Orange Tree: A Civil War Novel, a story about women soldiers in the Civil War.
(first aired May 15, 2018). Sheila talks via phone with Toronto author Leesa Renee Hall about her start as a writer and how she helps people use expressive writing to examine prejudices.
(first aired May 1, 2018). Port Townsend author Vicki Horton joins host Sheila Bender in the KPTZ studio to discuss the influence of the Fisher Poets on her writing and publishing.
(first aired April 17, 2018). Seattle author, bike enthusiast and gardening expert Bill Thorness joins host Sheila Bender via phone to discuss his book, Cycling the Pacific Coast: The Complete Guide from Canada to Mexico.
(first aired April 3, 2018). Host Sheila Bender talks via phone with Milwaukee poet Margaret Rozga about her body of work that weaves the personal with community activism.
(first aired March 20, 2018). Host Sheila Bender talks via phone with Jonathan Evison, Olympic Peninsula resident and author of five novels, which include The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving and Lawn Boy.
(first aired February 20, 2018). Host Sheila Bender talks with Eugene poet Harriot West to discuss her work in the Japanese poetry forms of Haibun and Haiku.
(first aired February 6, 2018). Host Sheila Bender interviews via phone Seattle Zen practitioner Pranesh Cadman (formerly Edward Cadman) about his practice of writing incense poems.
(first aired January 23, 2018). Sheila Bender speaks in studio with Port Townsend Poet and activist Sarah Zale about her writing and the creation of a local community arts project.
(first aired January 9, 2018). Host Sheila Bender interviews Wisconsin poet and essayist Alison Townsend to talk about her poems and award-winning prose essay on the meaning of rivers in her life.
(first aired December 26, 2017). Host Sheila Bender talks with Port Townsend resident Dahr Jamail about how and why he became a journalist for progressive publications such as Truthout.
(first aired December 12, 2017). Host Sheila Bender speaks with Seattle poet and Seattle University Professor Sharon Cumberland about her new collection of poems and her writing and teaching career.
(first aired November 28, 2017). Host Sheila Bender speaks with Seattle letterpress printer, author, and poet Jim Jones about his time working with Alan Ginsberg and his writings about Jack Kerouac.
(first aired November 14, 2017). Host Sheila Bender speaks with Pennsylvania poet and essayist Judith Sornberger about her poems born both from loss and from new love.
(first aired October 31, 2017). Host Sheila Bender talks to Port Townsend resident Marcia Breece about her writing and her work as a book publishing consultant.
(first aired October 17, 2017). Host Sheila Bender speaks with Port Townsend resident Pamela Dionne about her recent fiction and her current experience in the Goddard low-residency MFA program.
(first aired October 3, 2017). Host Sheila Bender speaks via phone with long-time NW poet and Bellingham resident Jim Bertolino about his life in poetry.
(first aired September 19, 2017). Host Sheila Bender speaks with Oregon memoirist Karen McClintock about researching and writing her book, My Father’s Closet, that explored her married father’s secret long-term relationship with another man.
(first aired September 5, 2017). Host Sheila Bender talks in studio with Port Townsend children and young adult writer Patrick Jennings about writing his picture books, chapter books and novels.
(first aired August 22, 2017). Host Sheila Bender welcomes musician Rex Rice to the KPTZ studio and discusses his writing habit and need to use humor to figure out what he can’t understand.