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.
Link to listen to the full taping is here.
Tonight is the launch reading at Powell’s City of Books for the beautiful art and literary anthology THE UNTOLD GAZE with stories by a whole host of incredible writers and brilliant paintings by the incomparable Stephen O’Donnell.
I’ll be reading at tonight’s event along with Lidia Yuknavitch, , Scott Sparling, Jude Brewer and Monica Drake.
Powell’s Event Page HERE
Writers in the book include: Tom Spanbauer, Monica Drake, Scott Sparling, Vanessa Veselka, Suzy Vitello, David Ciminello, Kathleen Lane, Margaret Malone, Robert Hill, Karen Munro, Colin Farstad, Liz Fischer Greenhill, Kevin Meyer, Brad Rosen, Dian Greenwood, Stephen Arndt, Laura Stanfill, Matty Byloos, Edie Rylander, Douglas Chase, Lisa Kaser, Liz Scott, Stephen Rutledge, Sara Guest