October 17, 2013

Radio Interviews: Updated list of artists, writers, directors, poets, the literary, the fascinating

Radio interviews with the fascinating. My radio show via Rare Bird Blogtalk Radio now has logged in twenty shows.

One caveat: When you click on a link below, a short pause and an ad (about 10-20 seconds) may first appear, not of my making, so do forgive, but then you'll hear the show as it ran live. Each show is thirty minutes. Listen at your leisure to all or part of any of the shows.

You can also find on my Facebook Page news for upcoming radio shows and the newest column I've written on the arts, culture and love—or for the latter, click the bird and the flower in the right-hand margin of this page.

Here's the list of the twenty radio interviews so far. Click on the name and you'll be taken to the radio show:

Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, painter, poet and Big Sur presence

Anne Marie Ruff, journalist, author of Through These Veins, plant biotechnology, AIDs, art

Richard Kramer, producer, writer of thirtysomething, My So-Called Life and a new HBO series

Marc Schuster: book reviewer, author of The Grievers

Henry Jaglom, distinguished, independent filmmaker, director, screenwriter

Jaki Scarcello, author of Fifty and Fabulous: The best years of a woman's life

Douglas Rogers, author of The Last Resort: a memoir of mischief and mayhem on a family farm in Africa

Peter Cox, British literary agent

Margaret Brown, publisher of the digital magazine Shelf Unbound: What to read next in independent publishing

Maureen Stanton, author of Killer Stuff and Tons of Money

Robert G. Pielke, author of Rock Music in American Culture

Alan Cheuse, author and NPR book reviewer

Jacquie Kubin: managing and senior editor of The Communities at The Washington Times

Sarah C. Harwell, poet, author of Sit Down Traveler

Derek Haines, self-published author of more than 14 books, novels and essays

Ravi Shankar, poet, author of Deepening Groove

The Third Man and Déjà Vu: A Love StoryConversation with journalist Harvey Black about the Graham Greene screenplay and movie starring Orson Welles and the Henry Jaglom film (See the interview link above.)

Dana Gioia, poet, former head of the National Endowment for the Arts and author most recently of Pity the Beautiful, poems

Eduardo Santiago, Cuban author of Tomorrow They Will Kiss

Molly Peacock, poet, memoir writer and author of The Paper Garden: An Artist {Begins Her Life's Work} at 72

Michael Johnson, journalist who lives in Bordeaux France and writes for The International Herald Tribune, Open Letters, Facts and Arts, The Columnists--and more.

Enjoy and do let me know what you think. Comments always welcome.

October 11, 2013

Jewish Literary Festival: Local Author Fair

Live in or near DC? The DC Jewish Community Center has held a competition to choose local authors and you can hear each of them give a three minute pitch about why you should consider reading a book each put heart and soul into. It's free and you'll get wine and cheese for showing up.

Amazon: Fine Paperback and Kindle version, Audible.com coming soon 
Sound like fun or torture for the chosen? I'm not sure which, but I'll be there with my pitch for Who by Fire.

Yeah, I got picked: Thanks to the committee that made the selections.

Perhaps I'll later post here my pitch  (just two and a half minutes: shorter is better, right?). Supporters welcome and needed: You can report here how it all went.

Here are the details: Sunday, October 13, 7 to 8:30 pm, 1529 16th Street, NW. 

Read the short story "The Burglar"  from The Woman Who Never Cooked--kinda like a wine-tasting, dontcha think?

Here's how it went:

JCC Clip from Mary Tabor on Vimeo.

October 04, 2013

History and Wine Interview

Sometimes a girl gets lucky: Jacqueline Coleman interview on writing, life and art.

Find out who Jacqueline is and read our conversation on her History and Wine blog, given the seal of approval by Wordpress, Freshly Pressed. 

Thank you, Jacqueline.