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  • 01:20

    Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio Presents Freddy Niagara Fonseca

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    Freddy Niagara Fonseca, Renaissance man, poet, dramatic reader, originally from South America, has authored two poetry books. The first one, a poetry anthology, This Enduring Gift - A Flowering of Fairfield Poetry was published in 2010. His second book, a mystical and humorous poetry collection, The Bomb That Blew Up God And Other Serious Poems featuring his own poems, saw the light ten years later in 2020. Freddy has performed in public numerous times in his own Candlelight Reading Series, presenting multi-faceted World Poetry events of all eras and cultures with the collaboration of musicians, dancers, actors and expressive readers. Quite favorably reviewed in BookLife by Publishers Life, The Bomb That Blew Up God was listed in a Notable Iowa Books column of the Spring 2021 edition of Ottumwa Life. These days you can frequently hear him reciting at various Zoom open mic venues. He lives in Fairfield, Iowa.

  • 01:05

    Artist 2 Artist with Guest Janie McGee-Hosted by Lisa Michelle

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    Lisa Michelle has been behind the scene of life prepping for Inkwell Palmdale's Author & Artist Festival. And now that's over until next year, she's back with, Artist and Author Janie McGee, She has been a professional artist and author for 47 years. Her studio,J.louise studio produces fine art, illustrations, prints, handmade art, home decor, and original paintings.  Her art depicts history,  culture, spirituality,  world issues, wellness issues, and genre  of every day life.
    She has written 25 books, so you know there's going to be much to talk about on Artist 2 Artist. Tune in LIVE, June 4th, here on BTR. Call 563-999-3742 to listen and press #1 if you want to speak with guest Janie McGee.
    Janie McGee's website
    www.jlouisestudio.com. Check out her site for art and books. 

  • 01:13

    Crown Holders Conversation: Lauren Wilson discusses Afro-Bougie Blues

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    Afro-Bougie Blues: A Collection of Short Fiction by Lauren Wilson
    Step into the world of Afro-Bougie Blues and walk in the shoes of different protagonists as they struggle to move through the world. Ordinary black women and men develop tenacity when they have to deal with the reality of their choices. 
    Alexis finally finds love after seventeen years of a lonely existence, but life throws a curveball. Watch as she overcomes the challenge despite her past still looming over her head. 
    Walk with Rodney, a gulf war veteran who tries to drown the war memories with alcohol. See Bessie, overweight & stuck in life, make a decision that sets her on a journey that transforms her life in ways she never imagined. 
    Thirteen-year-old Aisha wants answers to her complicated question about love. And this sets her father on the task of reflecting on what the word "love" really means. Listen to Lenore & her sisters recount stories from their father’s life after he succumbs to cancer. From depression, abortion, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), spousal abuse,& extramarital affairs to colorism. Each short story takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions.
    Afro-Bougie Blues is about characters with stories that are relatable because it captures struggles people deal with in everyday life. The author’s captivating prose and incredible storytelling will plunge the reader into fascinating worlds and challenge them to take on new perspectives that inspire, move & entertain. Lauren's website: afrobougieblues.com

  • 03:24


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    Show time: 5:00pm West coast - 8:00pm East coast
    The call in number is 646-595-3965
    Info: You do not have to be logged in to listen to the show, but you do to join in the Poet's chat-room.  It's a good way to network with other writers and they have such fun!  You can read one to two pieces, just keep it around the 5-minute mark!  Remember we have a Mature rating, meaning anything goes with the exception of explicit sexual content.
    Love from the SpeakEasy Family...
    Nyla Alisia, Debbie Philly, Michael Quigg, Jason Tucker, Christopher M Ryan

  • 00:23

    Author Nancy Horan discusses THE HOUSE OF LINCOLN on #ConversationsLIVE

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    Host Cyrus Webb welcomes author Nancy Horan to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss her new book THE HOUSE OF LINCOLN. 

  • 00:30

    "Final Touchstones" Author Linda Romanowski on the Sunbury Press Books Show

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    The story of four brothers, bound for America from Sicily in the early 1900s is told through the eyes of one, and in a series of short stories, poetry and prose in "Final Touchstones."
    In her Sunbury Press debut, author Linda Romanowski tells of her maternal grandfather and his journey, from the age of three onward, about his experiences in the New World and the decision he took that would shape his life and that of his family. Those formative years are told in three parts, and dicuss what Italian (and other) immigrants faced as the 20th century began and that search for a better life.
    A graduate of the 2021 Rosemont College MFA Program with a Graduate in Creative Writing (Non-Fiction), Romanowski is also a winner of the college President's Medal and served a term aspresident of the institution's Alumni Board. She is a contributing feature writer for The City Key, sumibssion reader for Philadelphia Stories, and a former assistant editor of Rathalla. She lives in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.

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  • 01:21


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    Verna Thomas-Melton, founder and director of Verna’s H.E.L.P. Foundation and a Fort Worth native, writes her first book to tell her story, "My Power in Three." An Authentic Spiritual Autobiography, which tells the story of a black woman who assisted with Dallas' 1st Homeless Shelter, which is today the Austin Street Shelter; changed the entire DISD-Special Education program throughout the State of Texas; and assisted with the documentation and implementation of the First Food Bank for North Texas, appointed by two Presidents of the United States.
    Mentored by so many of Dallas' civic leaders and community giants. Revealing and describing how individual aspects of identity, such as race and class, don't receive wide recognition and how these aspects must be discussed when discussing how they are identified and treated by others.
    The book Forward is written by Allen R. Sullivan, Ph.D., Emeritus, Assistant Superintendent, Office of Student Development and Advocacy Services, Dallas Independent School District, and
    Marylyn R. Harris, RN, MSN, MBA, President, Harris Healthcare Consulting, LLC; Founder and Executive Director, Women Veterans Business Center • 2013 Houston and US SBA "Veteran Business Champion of the Year" • 2013 President Obama's White House "Champion of Change.

  • 02:00

    Delving the Depths of Darkness with Arcana Amour and Stellina

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    Join us Delving the Depths of Darkness and embrace your dark side. Let us take you by the hand and lead you through the sombre shadows of twilight hours, where nothing is as it seems and will ever seem the same thereafter. We welcome all connoisseurs of deep poetry in a gothic vein....where we'll be waiting for you inside the darkness! https://allpoetry.com/Arcana_Amour https://allpoetry.com/Stellina

  • 01:02

    Former PBS Employee Talks About His Book Painful Joy

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    Join Max Friedman, a former PBS employee and a former publicist for Bill Moyers Journal, this Saturday, May 13, 2023! Max sits down with Off The Shelf Books' host, Denise Turney, to discuss his book "Painful Joy". The book is based in-part, on his parents, Polish Holocaust survivors who lost everyone in their families during the war, survived the camps and then met and married in Sweden. As is his personality, Max's writing is engaging, insightful and entertaining. 
    Prior to writing "Painful Joy", Max authored two memoirs: one of Charles A. Heimbold, Jr., a retired pharmaceutical company CEO ("A Life Lived Full," 2015) and the other of his wife, Monika Heimbold, a retired clinical social worker and a co-founder with Queen Silvia of Sweden of the World Childhood Foundation that focuses on child trafficking and exploitation ("Designing a Life," 2016).
    Listeners who tune into the May 13 show may get the chance to ask Max a question LIVE on air! All listeners can walk away with a new sense of awareness, an inside view into what makes romantic love endure life's hardest challenges and more!
    Tune in Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 11am/EST (New York City time)! Pass the word! 
    Listener dial-in number: (347) 994-3490
    See you there! 

  • 02:12

    Literature Wednesdays ~ poetic inklings of tomorrow

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    **authenticity of work is the sole responsibility of the poet/author
    Welcome to our little neck of the woods we like to call poetic slice of life. Here in our mom and pop shop we like to offer shows that focuses on the cultural slice of life such as the arts, music, entertainment and literary greats that have shaped our todays in ways that will never be forgotten. The common thread here is communication and understanding. The theme for this show every week is to bring great meaning.

  • 02:11

    A Team of Voices with Deborahlee and Hatter featuring the poet Poetic Picasso

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    Welcome to A Team of Voices radio...
    We are sponsored by the AP Taylor Poetry Foundation...
    Our group is filled with Love and Respect... We're all so happy to see you here... We are poets from all over the globe  and offer a variety of programming  for your entertainment...
    There is something different going on with us  every single night of the week... You never know what we might have up our sleeve...
    We have game... slams... talk shows... magic tricks... contests and  special events  with poetic topics from a - z...
    and YOU  are invited to join us for all the fun. - just click on to listen to the live show  or to hear any prerecorded episode  and you can also call up to participate...
    You can find our hosts and hostesses  writing over at All Poetry.com and hanging out  in the A Team of Voices radio group chat room  on All Poetry.com... We push love and respect! - Stop in and check us out...

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