Informal interview with John R Paul owner of Prairie Archives Antiquarian Bookstore of Springfield, Illinois. He discusses his surprising venture into bookselling 39 years ago.
Jennie Battles gives a tour of the Vachel Lindsay home in Springfield, Illinois.
James Pisell, curator of the Masters’ Museum in Petersburg, Illinois, discusses the life of Edgar Lee Masters author of The Spoon River Anthology.
Jacqueline “Jackie” Dougan Jackson is the author of over a dozen books, including three about the family dairy farm in Wisconsin that her grandfather began at the turn of the 20th century. The Round Barn, volume one, is at the culmination of years of dedicated collection, research, and synthesis using family materials, historical sources, and cultural artifacts. In this interview, taped in Jackie’s home in Springfield, Illinois, the author discusses the origins of the book and history of the Dougan farm, the organizational strategies for each volume, and her decision to self-publish. Part two will continue the conversation about The Round Barn books and also delve into Jackie’s long career as novelist, poet, professor, and mentor to dozens of writers.
Author of Church Booty, Carol Manley discusses her work and writing process. Her book was runner-up for the third annual Tartts Fiction Award.
John Paul Jaramillo’s stories have appeared in numerous publications, including the Acentos Review, Palabra, A Magazine of Chicano and Latino Literary Art and Somos en Escrito. He is the author of the collection The House of Order, named a 2013 Int’l Latino Book Award Finalist; and the novel in stories Little Mocos from Twelve Winters Press. In 2013 Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature listed Jaramillo as one of its Top 10 New Latino Authors to Watch and Read.