Ishmael Beah again writes about his country, Sierra Leone, this time in a post-war fictional account. He spoke with Elizabeth Robinson about the impact of war and the necessity of rebuilding communities in the direst of circumstances. He will be speaking at UCSB on March 10, an Arts and Lectures even. Ishmael Beah NoAlibis 030514
MATT ZOLLER SEITZ Interview: On Criticism & Roger Ebert – The Freak Power Ticket’s RADIO EBERTFEST Podcast Now Online!
On Monday February 24th, Ted Coe, producer/host of “The Freak Power Ticket," aired part one of a lengthy interview with author, critic, and filmmaker Matt Zoller Seitz. Matt Zoller Seitz (Photo Credit: Dave Bunting Jr.) - CLICK TO ENLARGE Author of the best-selling new release The Wes Anderson Collection (Abrams Books, 2013), Matt [...]
On Friday evening, February 28th, the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation presents the 2014 "Frank K. Kelly Lecture on Humanity's Future" with special guest Noam Chomsky, 730pm at the Lobero Theatre. "Esoteric Mural" - Posted by tr.robinson on Flickr (Creative Commons) - CLICK TO ENLARGE. Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 8th, the Santa Barbara [...]
This weekend, The Phenomenauts, a self-described "Rocket Roll" band from Oakland, California (which they dub "Earth's Capital"), plays three shows in the Tri-Counties area, courtesy of Guardsmen Productions: on Friday, January 3rd, at O'Sullivan's Pub in Santa Maria (with The Triggers and The Luck); Saturday, January 4th, at Billy O's in Ventura [...]
2013 has been the kind of year for Sojourner Kincaid Rolle that seems like it just needs to keep going into 2014 without so much as a breath. Mellow Yellow Global Umbrella book and audio from Lucky Penny Press! Her television show, Outrageous Women, added to the UCSB Library Digital Archives! A new home for Poetry Zone at Granada Books! There's a [...]
Ho ho ho, holiday or no, there's Writers' Cafe radio! Tune in for poet Paul Willis, a Santa Barbara Poet Laureate and professor at Westmont College. Paul reads poems from his new book, Say This Prayer into the Past, as well as sharing a Christmas Eve favorite from Thomas Hardy. As a parent, professor, and passionate observer of the world, Paul [...]
As a teacher of literature and creative writing at the UCSB College of Creative Studies and host of the acclaimed Lit Symposium, Caroline Allen talks about gentle guidance and her unexpected punk life in Los Angeles. It's always the unexpected, isn't it? The writer as the outsider's outsider, co-hosted by Amy Boutell. Also, UCSB Reads has [...]
On this episode of Writers' Cafe, George Yatchisin dishes about being an educator, a food and wine writer, a press release pro, a muse, and more. Hosted by Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Chryss Yost. This episode originally aired on December 10, 2013 at 9:30 am.
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 [...]
IN MEMORIUM – Barry Spacks and Teddy Macker play Poetry Pong on Writers’ Cafe (Tuesday, November 26)
UPDATE (1/31/2014): UCSB Professor Barry Spacks (1931-2014: College of Creative Studies and Department of English), the first Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara, died this past Tuesday. In memory of his contributions, KCSB-FM is highlighting this thirty-minute podcast of his recent appearance on "Writer's Cafe." On this episode of Writers' Cafe, [...]