Michigan Writers on the Air

Aaron Stander points to photos taken of the McCormick Wilderness, in the Upper Peninsula. Part of his newest mystery, 'The Gales of November' takes place in the wilderness area.
Dan Wanschura

Maybe you recognize Aaron Stander as the voice of Michigan Writers on the Air. The show airs on IPR about every three months, and features Michigan authors and their books.

Aaron, too, is an author himself, and he just released a new mystery in his Ray Elkins series

On the next edition of Michigan Writers on the Air author Maureen Dunphy will discuss her new travel book Great Lakes Island Escapes. The book is published by Wayne State University Press. 

Grand Marais, Michigan, based writer Ellen Airgood will read from her new middle grade novel, The Education of Ivy Blake (Penguin).

Also, writer Bill O. Smith and illustrator Glenn Wolff will provide some background on their new book, Four A.M. December 25.

Celebrated regional essayist Kathleen Stocking will read from her new book, The Long Arc of the Universe,

New York Times bestselling crime writer Steve Hamilton will introduce his new Nick Mason series and discuss the publishing business, and Gail Wallace Bozzono will read a selection from her winning entry in the 2016 Michigan Writers Chapbook Competition.

A love story and the allure of far away places, Robert Downes talks about and reads from his new book, Travels with My Wife.

Co-authors Loraine Anderson and Lynn Freeland share the story of their two-year journey to collect and save the Civil War history of one small Michigan town as they discuss their book, Remembering Mayville’s Boys in Blue.

At the end Fleda Brown will provide an audio essay on contemporary American poet Jo McDougall.

On the fall edition of Michigan Writers on the Air: National Book Award nominee Bonnie Jo Campbell will read from her evocative new collection of short stories, Mothers, Tell Your Daughters;Mardi Jo Link will provide the backstory to her moving memoir, Drummond Girls;and Fleda Brown will read some of the recent work of poet Ed Ochester. 

On this episode of Michigan Writers on the Air, Terry Wooten reads from his new collection of poetry and talks about the Stone Circle Gatherings.

Plus, Jill Beauchamp provides some background about the Riverside Shakespeare’s production of Measure for Measure.

Also, Cari Nogi explains the process of revising a self-published book to meet the requirements of a commercial publisher.

Finally, Fleda Brown provides an audio essay on American poet Margaret Gibson.

 

 

Benjamin Busch reads the story of Jeep, the Coyote Who Flew in WWII.Then the author, Sharon Chickering Moller, explains the background of the story.

Anne-Marie Oomen reads from her stunning new memoir, Love, Sex, and 4H.

Fleda Brown provides an audio essay on the work of Michigan Poet Nancy Eimers.


The rapidly changing publishing world—Jerry Dennis, Glen Wolff, and Gail Dennis will explain why they have started their own publishing house, Big Maple Press.

Award winning poet, francine j. harris, reads from her bestselling book, allegiance

Fleda Brown provides an audio essay on one of America’s most beloved poets, Mary Oliver.

On the next Michigan Writers on the Air, Benjamin Busch discusses his article in the October Harper's Magazine, "Today is Better ThanTomorrow: A Marine Returns to a Divided Iraq."

Also, Newbery Medal award winning writer Lynne Rae Perkins reads from her new children's novel, Nuts to You and Fleda Brown provides an audio essay on the poetry of Raymond Carver.

On the next Michigan Writers on the Air host Aaron Stander talks with Mackinaw Island Author Peter Marabell who will read from his new mystery, Murder at Cherokee Point.  Also on the show, cultural anthropologist Tim Paulson guides us deep into the Amazon basin with his extraordinary piece of oral history Gentle Savage Still Seeking the End of the Spear.  And Fleda Brown provides an audio essay on American Poet William Stafford.

Michael Huey

On the next Michigan Writers on the Air:

George Dila reads from his new collection of short stories, Working Stiffs.

Michael Huey reads from his extraordinary memoir about the early years of Camp Leelanau, the Leelanau School, and the Homestead. His book is titled,Straight as the Pine, Sturdy as the Oak.

Fleda Brown provides an audio essay on American Poet Robin Becker.