In Conversation

In Conversation – Alison Townsend

(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.

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In Conversation – Dahr Jamail

(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.

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In Conversation – Sharon Cumberland

(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.

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In Conversation – Jim Jones

(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.

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In Conversation – Judith Sornberger

(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.

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In Conversation – Marcia Breece

(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.

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In Conversation – Pamela Dionne

(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.

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In Conversation – Jim Bertolino

(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.

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In Conversation – Karen McClintock

(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.

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In Conversation – Patrick Jennings

(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.

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In Conversation – Rex Rice

(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.

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In Conversation – Linda Robertson

(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.

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In Conversation – Nancy Leonard

(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.

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In Conversation – Nancy Rekow

(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.

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In Conversation – Kaci Cronkhite

(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.

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In Conversation – Marīa Moustakas

(first aired June 13, 2017). Host Sheila Bender interviews Port Townsend “hidden” poet and artist Marīa Moustakas.

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In Conversation – Nancy Pearl

(first aired May 30, 2017). Host Sheila Bender interviews via phone Seattle’s book maven, and now novelist, Nancy Pearl.

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In Conversation – Ayelet Waldman

(first aired May 16, 2017). Host Sheila Bender speaks with Berkeley author Ayelet Waldman, and discusses her new book, A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage and My Life.

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In Conversation – Anna Quinn

(first aired May 2, 2017). Host Sheila Bender talks in studio with Port Townsend resident Anna Quinn about the road to publication and her work with aspiring writers.

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In Conversation – Emily Menon Bender

(first aired April 18, 2017). University of Washington linguistics professor Emily Menon Bender joins host Sheila Bender to discuss what it was like to grow up with a poet mom.

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In Conversation – Curtis White

(first aired April 4, 2017). Host Sheila Bender interviews in studio Port Townsend resident Curtis White, and discusses his cultural criticism and fiction writing.

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In Conversation – Wren Ferris

(first aired March 21, 2017). Host Sheila Bender interviews via phone Port Townsend entrepreneur Wren Ferris, author of “Soak: An Homage to Water.”

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In Conversation – Alice Derry

(first aired March 7, 2017). Host Sheila Bender speaks via phone with Port Angeles poet Alice Derry about her years of teaching and writing poetry.

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In Conversation – Kathleen Flenniken

(first aired February 21, 2017). Host Sheila Bender talks via phone with former Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken and discusses her work and life in poetry.

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In Conversation – Shirin Bridges

(first aired February 7, 2017). Host Sheila Bender welcomes via phone Shirin Bridges, and discusses her writing and Goosebottom Books, her press for middle grade books.

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In Conversation – Laura Kalpakian

(first aired January 24, 2017). Host Sheila Bender speaks via phone with Bellingham novelist Laura Kalpakian about her writing and her work with the Red Wheelbarrow Writers community.

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