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Poet and publisher Michael Czarnecki
Poet and publisher Michael Czarnecki

Giving Voice: Michael Czarnecki

Michael Czarnecki is a rare animal--a poet who makes a full-time living through his art. From his home base in the Finger Lakes, he spends many days each year on the road, reading his work and conducting workshops. His company, Foothills Publishing, has brought forward the work of countless other poets in more than twenty years of collections and anthologies. He will be in the North Country next week, holding workshops and readings in Canton and Tupper Lake. Dale Hobson talked with him by phone to see how he does it all.

Michael Czarnecki will be at the Canton Free Library on Tuesday. As part of the Brown Bag Luncheon series, he will conduct a Palm of the Hand Memoir Writing Workshop at noon, followed at 7 pm by a reading of his Travel Works poetry and non fiction. On Wednesday at 7 pm, he will be at the Goff-Nelson Library in Tupper Lake for a reading of his travel writing, followed the next day at 7 pm by a Palm of the Hand workshop.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/24/08

A new water-level plan for the St Lawrence River and Lake Ontario looks a lot like the existing plan and people in the North Country don't seem to like it... And making a living as an artist in the North Country.  Go to full article

Open Studio: Making Ends Meet

On Open Studio, NCPR's monthly arts program, we focus on life as a full-time artist and making ends meet. We talk with poet and publisher Michael Czarnecki, hear spring haiku from youngsters in Canton, and join singer/songwriter Roy Hurd, live in the studio for music and conversation.  Go to full article

Paterson answers listeners? questions

The Governor spent an hour yesterday talking on air with North Country Public Radio listeners. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Fort Drum looks to expand healthcare system off-base

Officials at Fort Drum say they're partnering with local health-care organizations to expand medical care for soldiers and their families. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

River residents slam IJC plan

Thousand Islanders gave a harsh welcome to a new water levels plan for the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario last night in Alexandria Bay. The International Joint...  Go to full article
Susan Olsen's new shop supplies artists in Saranac Lake

Making a living by making art in the North Country

This evening we broadcast our monthly arts magazine, called Open Studio. Todd Moe and his co-hosts will talk about the challenges of earning a living through art in...  Go to full article

Preview: ONNY?s ?Sensational Strings?

NCPR is Media Sponsor for the Orchestra of Northern New York's spring concert in SUNY-Potsdam's Hosmer Hall this Saturday night (7:30 pm). The program will include music by...  Go to full article

Call-in with NYS Gov. David Paterson

North Country listeners and correspondents question New York's new governor, David Paterson, on a wide range of state and regional issues. Martha Foley hosts.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 4/23/08

New York Governor David Paterson spent an hour talking on air with North Country Public Radio listeners... Fort Drum hosts a major health care conference... And local farmers...  Go to full article

State poll shows McCain gaining on Democrats

The traditionally Democratic-leaning state of New York is turning purple. That's according to a new poll that finds growing support for Republican Presidential candidate John...  Go to full article
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