Canton, NY, Sep 25, 2012 — Memoirist Mary Karr was our guest. She talked with hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson about Lit, third in her series of personal explorations that began with The Liar's Club. Karr will read from her work at 7:30 pm tonight, September 25, in SUNY Canton's Kingston Theater. Go to full article
A summer reader. Photo: Emily Mills. Flickr Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Canton, NY, Jul 05, 2012 — In our annual Summer Reading List Call-in staff, guests and listeners share the best beach reads and whatever else is on the summer reading bookshelf. Hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson are joined by book maven John Ernst and producer Tasha Haverty. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Apr 24, 2012 — Slouka is the SLU Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing whose work has been translated into 18 languages. His novels include God's Fool and the Visible World; and his non-fiction includes Essays from the Nick of Time: Reflections and Refutations and War ofÂ the Worlds: Cyberspace and the High-Tech Assault on Reality. Ellen Rocco and Paul Graham host.
The author will give a reading Thu., April 26 at 7:30 pm in the Sykes Common Room on the campus of St. Lawrence University, Canton NY. Go to full article
Toronto, ON, Apr 17, 2012 — Our guest is Jane Urquhart, a Canadian novelist and poet, and the author of Sanctuary Line, a novel whose narrator studies monarch butterflies in a wildlife sanctuary on the north shore of Lake Erie. She is also author of the internationally-acclaimed novel, The Stone Carvers. Ellen Rocco and Betsy Kepes host. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Apr 04, 2012 — Our guest, Kristen Kimball, is author of the memoir The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food and Love, and co-owner of Essex Farm, a full-diet, year-round, draft-horse-powered CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) provider in the Champlain Valley. Ellen Rocco and Mary Hussman host.
Kimball will give a reading Thu., April 5 at 7:30 pm in the Sykes Common Room on the campus of St. Lawrence University, Canton NY. Go to full article
Joanie Mackowski. Photo: Lindsay France, Cornell University
Canton, NY, Mar 21, 2012 — Our guest, Joanie Mackowski, teaches at Cornell University and is visiting Canton as part of the St. Lawrence University Writers Series. Her poetry collections include the award-winning View From a Temporary Window and The Zoo. Her third collection of poems, in progress, explores lyric poetry from an ecocritical vantage point. Ellen Rocco, Sarah Barber and Dale Hobson host.
The author will give a reading Thu., March 22 at 7:30 pm in the Sykes Common Room on the campus of St. Lawrence University, Canton NY. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Feb 01, 2012 — Our guest is Jaimy Gordon. Her fourth novel, Lord of Misrule, won the National Book Award for Fiction in 2011. Her other work includes the novels Shamp of the City-Solo, She Drove Without Stopping, and Bogeywoman. Pedro Ponce and Ellen Rocco host.
Thursday, February 2, Gordon will give a reading at 7:30 pm in Sykes Common Room on the St. Lawrence University campus in Canton NY, as part of the SLU Writers Series. This event is free and open to the public.Go to full article
Canton, NY, Dec 01, 2011 — Our annual holiday and winter reading list call-in. Hosted by Ellen Rocco and John Ernst. The show solicits listeners suggestions for great books--new and classic--for gift-giving or deep winter reading. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Nov 30, 2011 — Our guest, Kevin Young, is one a new generation of poets who find inspiration in the bittersweet history of Black America. Among his many books of poetry: Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels, Dear Darkness and For the Confederate Dead. Dale Hobson and Jackie Sauter host, along with guest Sarah Barber.
Kevin Young appears as part of the St. Lawrence University Writers Series. He will give a reading on the St. Lawrence University campus in Canton, NY, Thursday, December 1 at 8 pm in the Sykes Common Room. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Oct 05, 2011 — Our guest is Ellen Akins, author of the short story collection World Like a Knife, and the novels Home Movie, Little Woman, Public Life and Hometown Brew. Ellen Rocco and Peter Bailey co-host.
Ellen Akins will give a public reading Thursday, October 6, at 8 pm at the Sykes Common Room at St. Lawrence University in Canton, as part of the University's annual writers series. Go to full article