It’s National Poetry Month! You are invited to listen in to a reading of poems from Mud Cloth Roots authored by mother-daughter poets Dr. V.S. Chochezi and Staajabu, which includes a back story of mud cloth.
Even psychologists need advice now and then. When Professor Jacqueline Keller’s friends and colleagues suggested she quit an academia job at which she was clearly miserable, she listened.
After spending seven months in one of her favorite places, she wrote a book about her experience – Death Valley: A Winter’s Journey.
Where would you choose to spend seven months?
Book events provide a treasure trove of literary treats. This week, you are introduced to a wide range of genres through brief conversations with over a dozen authors at the California Capital Book Festival.
Also, we visit Great Basin National Park in Nevada.
Have you succumbed to the allure of comic books? Whether you’re a newbie or a long-time fan, this fun discussion with Shane Holden, Sierra O’Loughlin and Ethan Weeks of Metropolis Comix will surely make you want to chime in.
And, we visit the Frederick Law Olmstead National Historic Site in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Vintage or antique books are portals for time travel, which is one reason I love strolling through antique fairs; especially antique book fairs. I spoke with a few vendors at a recent Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair.
Also, we visit Effigy Mounds in Iowa.
Before Kevin Bacon’s “six degrees,” there was Royal Leonard, a living “Zelig.” Barry S. Martin’s biography of this legendary pilot – “Forgotten Aviator; The Adventures of Royal Leonard” – is a truly fascinating tale. Martin shares some of the highlights this week.
Also, we visit Missouri’s Ozark National Scenic Riverways.