Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20111202, 20110520
In this interview before an audience at the Kansas City Public Library, Christie Hodgen talks about her novels, Hello, I Must Be Going and Elegies for the Brokenhearted, which are populated by heartbreaking yet funny characters. Both books began as short stories so Hodgen discusses the craft of writing short and long-form fiction and why, despite her own happy childhood, her work often deals with dysfunctional families, handled with her trademark humor. She also talks about commonalities she shares with her father, poet John Hodgen.
In this archive recording, the late essayist and short story writer James Alan McPherson (1943-2016) talks about his life as a writer, father, teacher, traveler, and much more. Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, McPherson graduated with degrees...
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phillis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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