In Conversation

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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In Conversation – Sayantani Dasgupta

(first aired January 10, 2017). Host Sheila Bender talks via phone with frequent visitor to Port Townsend, author Sayantani Dasgupta, about her poetry and creative nonfiction.

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In Conversation – Cami Ostman

(first aired December 27, 2016). Host Sheila Bender interviews Seal Press author Cami Ostman via phone from Bellingham, WA and discusses her nonfiction works about finding authenticity through running.

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In Conversation – Harriet Cannon

(first aired December 13, 2016). Host Sheila Bender speaks in studio with Port Townsend resident Harriet Cannon, co-author of the timely book Mixed Blessings: A Guide to Multicultural and Multiethnic Relationships.

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In Conversation – Katha Pollitt

(first aired November 29, 2016). Host Sheila Bender interviews via phone Katha Pollitt, award winning poet, personal essayist and a long-time political columnist for The Nation magazine.

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In Conversation – Sharon Bryan

(first aired November 15, 2016). Host Sheila Bender interviews via phone Sharon Bryan, poet and teacher of poets.

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In Conversation – Mary Lou Sanelli

(first aired November 1, 2016). Host Sheila Bender interviews in studio Mary Lou Sanelli, poet, author and literary reader.

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In Conversation – Jenifer Lawrence

(first aired October 18, 2016). Host Sheila Bender interviews Poulsbo poet Jenifer Lawrence via phone about inspirations for her poetry that include experience with the Alaskan landscape.

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