In Conversation

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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In Conversation – Jeni Mahoney

(first aired October 4, 2016). Host Sheila Bender visits via phone with playwright Jeni Mahoney and talks to her about writing for the stage and teaching others to do so.

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In Conversation – Michael Dylan Welch

(first aired September 20, 2016). Host Sheila Bender interviews Sammamish, Washington writer Michael Dylan Welch via telephone, and discusses his career writing poetry, publishing anthologies of poems and translating poetry from Japanese.

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In Conversation – Jack Heffron

(First aired September 6, 2016). Host Sheila Bender interviews Cincinnati author and editor Jack Heffron via phone and discusses his interests and career.

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In Conversation – Meg Files

(First aired August 23, 2106) Host Sheila Bender interviews via phone Tucson Meg Files and discusses her writing and teaching career.

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In Conversation – Gabriel Rummonds

(First aired August 9, 2016). Host Sheila Bender welcomes to the KPTZ studio Port Townsend resident Gabriel Rummonds, famed ironpress printer in the U.S. and Italy and author of the memoir Fantasies and Hard Knocks.

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In Conversation – Priscilla Long

(First aired July 26, 2016). Host Sheila Evans speaks on the phone with Seattle author and poet Priscilla Long about Crossing Over, her new collection of poems, as well her past and forthcoming work in creative nonfiction.

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In Conversation – Patrick J. Sullivan

(first airdate: July 12, 2016). Host Sheila Bender talks in studio with Patrick J. Sullivan about journalism in a small town and his role as managing editor at the Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader.

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In Conversation – Elizabeth Evans

Host Sheila Bender talks via phone with Tucson novelist Elizabeth Evans about her writing career and newest novel, “Good as Dead.”

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In Conversation – Abigail Thomas

Host Sheila Bender speaks via phone with Abigail Thomas, Woodstock, NY memoirist, novelist and painter, and discusses her writing life and her latest book, “What Comes Next and How To Like It.”

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In Conversation – Wendy Hinman

Host Sheila Bender interviews Bainbridge Island writer Wendy Hinman and talks about writing her memoir, marketing the book to a wide audience and her current project written in the voices of others.

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