Lucky, lucky me (and you).
KBOO radio’s Ken Jones, longtime fan and advocate of Oregon’s literary community, is going to re-broadcast on his new show the dreamy SHORT STORY ALL STARS Interview from January 2020 when I had the magical experience of being in a roundtable discussion with Karen Russell, Kimberly King Parsons, and Lidia Yuknavitch as we talked with Ken about all things short fiction related.
It was truly an incredible event.
He’ll be airing it again Thursday, January 27 at 11 am on his show Jonesy, if you’re interested in listening live at 90.7 FM in Portland or at kboo.org. (Live? Lively re-broadcast?) And if you missed it on KBOO radio, you can listen whenever you want AT THIS LINK HERE.
Deepest thanks to KBOO’s Ken Jones for dreaming up a short story all-star roundtable of writers for his once a month show Mr. Jones’s Neighborhood, where I had the joy of talking for an hour around the mikes with these luminaries of the literature and the short story – KAREN RUSSELL, LIDIA YUKNAVITCH, & KIMBERLY KING PARSONS.
The conversation could have gone on much longer than the hour we had.
It was an absolute privilege to be in the room with these women and to discuss everything we love about my favorite literary genre.
Just back from a great conversation this morning with Leigh Anne Kranz on the KBOO show Between The Covers. You can listen to the half hour show here.
We talked about character and dialogue and detail in a scene and how to find hope inside a story even when your characters aren’t living the most uplifting lives.
When you’ve got a few minutes, give it a listen.