Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20020102, 20011003
Often called the Chinese Frank McCourt, this writer talks about his bestselling memoir, Colors of the Mountain, which tells how his land-owning family fell into disfavor under Mao’s so-called “Cultural Revolution” and how he and his family managed to survive the system. Though a sometimes painful story, it is told with wit and optimism. The author also shares his love of music and plays his flute to highlight his work.
Ted Olson, a professor of Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University, discusses how his writing has been impacted by the region's history, literature and music. He reveals what he learned studying with poet Wendell Berry and the profou...
In this public reading at The Writer's Place in Kansas City, poets Mia Leonin and Gustavo Adolfo Aybar celebrate Hispanic island cultures. Aybar, a native of the Dominican Republic, is a Cave Canem Fellow who shares poems from his 2017 debut colle...
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