At the time when others might be choosing a place to enjoy a quiet retirement, Sharon Hoshida decided to commit herself to her community in an entirely new way: opening a bookstore and cultural arts center in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. After losing four major bookstores in the past twenty years, it's a brave move that's reclaiming the [...]
On this episode of Writers' Cafe, Barry Spacks and Teddy Macker share their poems and talk about inspiration, collaboration, and sharing an office. A generous interplay of words and spirit follows. Finally, Amy Boutell celebrates the end of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) with some ideas for revision. Writers' Cafe radio is hosted by [...]
Guest GREG BURRIS (Film & Media Studies) Previews UCSB Screening of Haskell Wexler’s MEDIUM COOL on THE FREAK POWER TICKET – Podcast NOW ONLINE!
MEDIUM COOL (1969) at UCSB Pollock Theater (11/21/2013) - CLICK TO ENLARGE Monday's edition of "The Freak Power Ticket" called attention to the Thursday, November 21st, 7pm screening of Medium Cool at the UC Santa Barbara Pollock Theater, with special guest Haskell Wexler, the writer/director of this protest classic from 1969. Fellow [...]
Is there such a thing as “good writing”? UCSB Writing Program Director Linda Adler-Kassner on Writers’ Cafe
In this episode of Writers' Cafe, Amy Boutell interviews Professor Adler-Kassner, director of the UCSB Writing Program. Some of the questions Professor Adler-Kassner considers on her website are: How is “good writing” defined in different contexts? Whose values are (and are not) reflected in those definitions? How should people — [...]
Time-travel, alien invasion, space combat, oh my! On this episode of Writers' Cafe, insights about writing a science fiction serial from Alex Pavellas. Alex is a CLAS Math, Physics, and Engineering Instructor who has composed Space Madness entirely on his phone. He talks about teaching a science fiction workshop at CLAS, participating in National [...]
They'res no thing badder than righting bad. The impression you make in a professional environment and your confidence with written communication are closely linked. Two members of Student Affairs Writers' Cafe, Jeff Landeck (Assistant Director and Writing Coordinator of Campus Learning Assistance Services ) and Amy Boutell (CLAS Writing [...]
TIM LUCAS (Video Watchdog Magazine) Talks ENNIO MORRICONE in Archival Podcast of “THE FREAK POWER TICKET”
Author Tim Lucas - CLICK TO ENLARGE Ahead of next week's Fund-Drive edition of "The Freak Power Ticket": an edited podcast of the Monday, November 4th re-airing of excerpts from "The Incredible Cinematical Musical Morricone Birthday Bash #1" from 2010. Ennio Morricone's 500+ motion picture and television soundtracks, and his other works, are [...]
In this episode of Writers' Cafe, guest host Amy Boutell and guest author Allegra Bottlik talk NaNoWriMo--National Novel Writing Month--which starts November 1. If you're going to be cranking out 50,000 words in a month, you really don't want to start a few days late. Amy provides some inspiring prompts to help you get started and suggests ways [...]
ZOMBIE OUTBREAK Finale: UCSB Professor Dick Hebidge on the Popularity of Zombie & Vampire Cinema on THE FREAK POWER TICKET Podcast – NOW ONLINE!
In honor of the Halloween season, Monday's edition of “The Freak Power Ticket” (October 28th) concluded a two-part reflection on the popularity of the horror genre in contemporary popular culture -- especially vampire and zombie narratives. Producer/host Ted Coe interviewed special guest Professor Dick Hebdige (UCSB's Departments of [...]
Of her next broadcast, Chryss Yost writes: "This Tuesday morning at 9:30 on Writers' Cafe: on your marks, get set, WRITE! Novelists Amy Boutell and Allegra Bottik on the x-treme writing of NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, this November. Hundreds of thousands of aspiring novelists have made NaNoWriMo their month to shelf the excuses [...]