Audio Archives

Sheila Bender In Conversation with Writers on Writing and the Writing Life

Jody Bower Sheila talks with author Jody Gentian Bower about writing and supporting her book Jane Eyre’s Sisters: How Women Live and Write the Heroine’s Story.  Listen
Silano Agodon Sheila talks with poets Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano about their work encouraging each other’s writing as well as creating the Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts for Your Writing Practice. Listen
bethalvarado300 Sheila talks with Tucson and Oregon based author Beth Alvarado about her writing, her teaching and the value of writing memoir for political action. Listen
Elizabeth Austen Sheila talks with poet Elizabeth Austen about her work as a poet and her tenure as WA State Poet Laureate. Listen
Susan Bono Sheila talks with Susan Bono about her career as a writer, editor, publisher and teacher. Listen
Patty Cogen Sheila talks with Patty Cogen, author of nonfiction for parents of internationally adopted children, as well as poet and essayist. Listen
Michael D'Alessandro Sheila talks with Michael D’Alessandro about his poetry and his small poetry press project, bedouin books. Listen
kendoctor Sheila is talking with Ken Doctor, a Eugene, OR newspaper publisher and consultant to national media on going digital. Listen
janeliot-1 Sheila is talking with Eugene OR cartoonist, Jan Eliot, about her strip Stone Soup and women in cartooning. Listen
elizabeth-evans300 Sheila is talking with Tucson novelist Elizabeth Evans about her newest novel and her career as a novelist and Professor of Creative Writing. Listen
Ruth Folit Sheila talks with Ruth Folit, creator of LifeJournal software (which includes an add-on for writers) and founder of the International Association for Journal Writing. Listen
Jeannine_Gailey Sheila talks with Jeannine Hall Gailey about her life in poetry. Listen
Christi K Glover Sheila speaks with writer Christi Killien Glover about her blog and novella. Listen
Jordan Hartt Sheila speaks with Centrum Foundation’s Port Townsend Writers’ Conference program manager Jordan Hartt about his writing and project of the heart Writing Across Borders. Listen
Adrianne Harun Sheila talks with Adrienne Harun about her award winning novel, A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain, and her career as a fiction writer and instructor in the Rainier Writer’s Workshop. Listen
wendy-hinman300 Sheila is talking with Bainbridge Island writer and adventurer Wendy Hinman about writing her memoir, marketing the book to a wide audience and her current project written in the voices of others. Listen
Pam Houston Sheila speaks with fiction writer Pam Houston about her book Contents May Have Shifted, the Port Townsend, WA 2013 Community Read. Listen
Holly Hughes Sheila talks with poet Holly J. Hughes about her poetry and her teaching career as a writer. Listen
Andrea Hurst Sheila talks with agent and novelist Andrea Hurst about the new aspects of agenting, publishing and writing. Listen
Gayle Kaune Sheila speaks with poet Gayle Kaune about her poetry collections and writing life as a poet. Listen
Rita Kepner Sheila talks with author Rita Kepner about her memoir Through Fire and Water: True Stories of Rita Marie Matthiesen as told to Laura Callender, which she wrote using a pen name. Listen
 Judith Kitchen and Stan Rubin Sheila talks with the Judith Kitchen and Stan Rubin, heads of The Rainier Writers’ Workshop about low-residency MFA programs. Listen
Robert Komishane Sheila is talking with Robert Komishane, who took up rapping in middle age about what he’s learned entering the rap world. Listen
Carolyn Kortge Sheila speaks with journalist Carolyn Kortge about her nonfiction work, The Spirited Walker: Fitness Walking for Clarity, Balance, and Spiritual Connection. Listen
Mara Lathop Sheila talks with playwright Mara Lathrop about her writing and her career. Listen
jeniferlawrence300 Sheila talks with Bainbridge Island poet Jenifer Lawrence about her poems, many of which stem from growing up in Alaska. Listen
priscilla-long300 Sheila is talking with Seattle author, teacher and poet, Priscilla Long, about her career in writing. Listen
jenimahoney300 Sheila talks with Boston playwright Jeni Mahoney about playwriting, teaching the craft and her life in writing. Listen
Ellie Matthews & Carl Youngman Sheila talks with author and poet Ellie Matthews and her husband Carl Youngman about their work with the Madrona Writers and how prompts facilitate writing.
Mark Matousek Sheila is interviewed by Mark Matousek for his websiteListen
Cheryl Merrill Sheila talks with Cheryl Merrill about the writings in her memoir-in-progress about several trips to Africa to walk with elephants. Listen
Brenda Miller Sheila talks with creative nonfiction writer Brenda Miller about her work and teaching. Listen
Dennis Must Sheila speaks with Dennis Must about his long writing career from plays to the novel The World’s Smallest Bible. Listen
Terry_Persun Sheila talks about writing and publishing with Terry Persun, author of over a dozen books of fiction and poetry. Listen
John Pierce Sheila talks with John Pierce, technical editor for companies such as Microsoft as well as editor of poetry for Copper Canyon and Floating Bridge Press. Listen
Midge Raymond Sheila talks with author and publisher Midge Raymond about her fiction, non-fiction and Ashland Creek Press. Listen
David Reich Sheila speaks with writer David Reich about his memoir-in-progress. Listen
Stephanie Tivona Reith Sheila talks with Chaplain Stephanie Tivona Reith about writing contemporary psalms. Listen
Susan Rich Sheila speaks with poet Susan Rich about her collection Cloud Pharmacy and teaching poetry. Listen
mary-lou-sanelli-300 Sheila talks with former Port Townsend resident Mary Lou Sanelli about her professional life as literary reader, essayist and poet. Listen
Sue Silverman Sheila talks with award-winning memoirist Sue William Silverman about her career in writing and teaching and her newest memoir, The Pat Boone Fan Club. Listen
sjoholm2 Sheila talks with Barbara Sjoholm about her work as a novelist, translator, and creative nonfiction writer. Listen
Judith Skillman Sheila talks with poet Judith Skillman about her new books of both poetry and lessons for poets. Listen
Barbara Stahura Sheila talks with Barbara Stahura about her work as a novelist, translator, and creative nonfiction writer. Listen
patrick-sullivan300 Sheila is talking with Patrick Sullivan, Managing Editor of the Port Townsend Leader, a weekly community newspaper about journalism and serving the community. Listen


Tina Tessina Sheila speaks with Tina Tessina, who as a psychotherapist and author of 13 books, works and writes about couples and romance. Listen
abigailthomas300 Sheila is talking with New York memoirist Abigail Thomas about her writing career, handling reviews and teaching others to write what is most in their hearts. Listen
Kathryn Trueblood Sheila talks with feminist fiction writer Kathryn Trueblood and her work and the publishing world. Listen
Julie Van Pelt Sheila talks with Port Townsend editor Julie Van Pelt about how editors work and her career and beliefs as an editor. Listen
michaeldylanwelch300b Sheila talks with Seattle poet and translator Michael Dylan Welch about the art of Haiku, other Asian poetry forms and longer contemporary American forms. Listen
Beverly West Sheila talks with poet, journalist, and memoirist Beverly West about the writing of her memoir Finding My Way Back to 1950s Paris. Listen
Susan Wingate Sheila talks with fiction writer Susan Wingate about writing and promoting one’s work. Listen