(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.
(first aired August 8, 2017). Host Sheila Bender interviews Port Townsend poet and Methow Valley transplant Linda Robertson about coming to poetry in an isolated location and her current writing and dedication.
(first aired July 25, 2017). Host Sheila Bender talks with Port Townsend resident Nancy Leonard about writing and publishing her 8-book Relentless River novel series.
(first aired July 11, 2017). Host Sheila Bender speaks with Bainbridge Island poet and long-time poetry facilitator Nancy Rekow about the history of her teaching and community poetry projects.
(first aired June 27, 2017). Host Sheila Bender interviews Port Townsend resident and former Wooden Boat Festival Director Kaci Chronkhite about the writing of her book, Finding PAX.
(first aired June 13, 2017). Host Sheila Bender interviews Port Townsend “hidden” poet and artist Marīa Moustakas.
(first aired May 30, 2017). Host Sheila Bender interviews via phone Seattle’s book maven, and now novelist, Nancy Pearl.