L&BH is a show primarily for readers and writers, and in general to promote local culture everywhere. Writers are already readers, who often influence what other people read and talk about. This is a platform for in-depth conversations with authors about new books that we’ve read and want to talk about, about the craft and trade of writing and some of the challenges and joys of writing and speaking. Listen & Be Heard has its roots in poetry, storytelling and open mics, so you can also expect to hear some spoken word every week.
For our first show coming to you live from the WPVM studio in Asheville, I am joined in the studio by Laura Lengnick, author of Resilient Agriculture, and Bruce Spang, who will share a couple poems with us. We will listen to an interview by Tony Robles of Ann Davila Cardinal, author of The Storyteller’s Death, and a couple musical surprises.
Next week I will speak with Sebastian Matthews about his book Travelogue, A Photographic Journey, with unforgettable images taken by his stepfather Charter Weeks. Join me when I talk to him about how to look at photographs and the many places they were taken. We will also hear from Tony Robles again, who will talk to Jennifer McGaha, author of Flat Broke with Two Goats.