News stories tagged with "readers"
Canton, NY, Sep 15, 2010 — Opening the 2010-11 season of Readers & Writers, our guest is George Saunders, author of several collections of short fiction as well as his acclaimed The Braindead Megaphone, a collection of essays and observations about 21st century America. Witty and surprising, Saunders is the recipient of both a MacArthur Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Saunders will read from his work at a public appearance on Thursday, September 16 at 8 pm in Sykes Common Room on the SLU campus. He is part of the SLU Writers Series. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Jul 06, 2010 — It's our annual Readers and Writers Summer Reading Call-in. Staff, guests and listeners hare the best beach reads and whatever else is on the summer reading bookshelf. Hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson are joined by book maven John Ernst. A compiled reading list will be available in a few days. Go to full article
Canton, NY, May 04, 2010 — Hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson talk with Anna Quindlen about her new book, Every Last One, a novel about a family that is blindsided by a shocking act of violence. Quindlen is the author of five previous novels, seven nonfiction collections, and her New York Times column, "Public and Private," was awarded the Pulitzer in 1992. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Apr 06, 2010 — Our guest is Gerald Early, author of The Culture of Bruising: Essays on Prizefighting, Literature, and Modern American Culture. This collection won the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. In addition to his renown as an essayist, Mr. Early has edited collections of fiction and non-fiction. The author will give a reading on Thursday, April 8 at 8 pm in Sykes Common Room on the St. Lawrence University campus in Canton. Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson host. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Dec 07, 2009 — This year, we've timed our reading list call-in as a resource for last-minute holiday shoppers. Once again, we'll invite your suggestions for winter reading and gift giving, for book lovers of all ages. The list will be available on our website or, by request, mailed as a hard copy. Co-hosts for this show: Ellen Rocco, Chris Robinson, Rick Hunter, and John Ernst--plus, of course, our listeners. Go to full article
Readers & Writers: Dean Olsher, author of "From Square One, A Meditation, with Digressions, on Crosswords"
Canton, NY, Dec 03, 2009 — Dean has been a broadcaster for more than three decades, including years as an arts and culture correspondent for NPR and as the creator and host of The Next Big Thing. Will Shortz described this book as "the most literate book on crosswords" he's read. Maira Kalman wrote, "If Dean Olsher wrote a book on the history of plumbing supplies, I would snap it up. He whips the subject in a blender of love, curiosity, elation, mystery, humor and obsession." Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson host. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Nov 03, 2009 — Bass Cathedral is the most recent work from the poet/novelist/cultural observer and seeker. Mackey has produced an extraordinary body of work based in jazz, poetry and prose, propelled by a curiosity and fervor that reaches back to the Middle Passage. Hosts Chris Robinson and Theo Hummer. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Sep 28, 2009 — Look out Oprah, Sean Hannity, reality TV and other titans of modern culture. In this most recent collection of essays, the author of the bestseller, Candyfreak, takes on the kingpins of American inanity and mediocrity. Vanity Fair called the collection "gleefully unrepentant" and the NY Times described the book as "taunting, revealing, irreverent, and earnest." Ellen Rocco and Chris Robonson host. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Sep 07, 2009 — The author's most recent novel is a sexual coming-of-age story aimed at high school and adult readers. Ms. Prose's other works include the novels Goldenrod, Blue Angel and A Changed Man, as well as non-fiction--most recently--Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and For Those Who Want to Write Them, a NY Times Notable Book of the Year. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Jul 09, 2009 — It's our annual Readers and Writers Summer Reading Call-in. Staff, guests and listeners hare the best beach reads and whatever else is on the summer reading bookshelf. Hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson are joined by book maven John Ernst. A compiled reading list will be available in a few days. Go to full article