Posts tagged ‘Novel’

June 2, 2013

Arts in the Valley, Saturday (8 PM) & Sunday (2 PM), May 25 & 26, 2013, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

by arthouseflower

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Host Kim McMillon interviews Megan Segarra, a filmmaker in New York, and founder of a small women-lead production company, Meganda Films. Ms. McMillon will also interview Melissa Kelly-Ortega, a Provider Services Representative for Central California Alliance for Health about what’s happening in the Merced County community. Organic Farmer David Silveira and Rancho Piccolo Chef Julie Moreno will be on to discuss organic farming, and finally, Judy Juanita will speak about her upcoming reading on Tuesday, June 4th at the Merced Multicultural Center.

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“What can I say except that [Megan Segarra is] a brilliant writer… Each scene elegantly and simultaneously reveals who people are, what the conflict is, and moves it forward. I am excited about [her] work as a filmmaker”- Rosa Martha Villarreal

On June 1st 2013, in San Francisco CA Meganda Films LLC will be showing an extended preview of their first documentary, The F-Word.
“We understand what causes obesity, being overweight, and unhealthy lifestyles; but do we understand the psychological effects it has on us as people? The mental effects it has, and has had on shaping our generation, and the next generation. We want to document a conversation about this word.”- The F-Word.

To listen to filmmaker Megan Sagarra’s interview, click onto the link:
About Meganda Films
Meganda Films is an avenue for low-to-no budget filmmakers to receive resources and support for the development of their films. They aim to create a network for fellow filmmakers to showcase their films and to produce and support projects that redefine the role of the leading woman and challenge the standards set forth by Hollywood.

For more information on Meganda Films visit: http://www.megandafilms.com Contact:
Like Meganda Films on Facebook Meganda Films Megan Segarra
Follow Meganda Films on Twitter: @megandafilms megandafilms@gmail.com

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To listen to Melissa Kelly-Ortega’s interview, click onto the link:
Melissa Kelly-Ortega is a community organizer, who happens to live in Merced, and discusses what is happening in the Merced community in the segment Eye on the Community.

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To listen to the interview with David and Julie on organic farming, click onto the link:
Silveira Farms is a small organic farm operated by David and Michelle Silveira. The farm began in 2005 and is located in Merced California. We produce organic hay for a local organic dairy and vegetables that are direct marketed. Our chickens are raised on grass pasture that produce eggs that are superior in nutrition and taste.

David’s love for farming began on the Azores islands where he learned to farm with his father. He then returned to the U.S. and studied agriculture at Cal Poly SLO. After graduating he worked in agriculture until we started our farm. http://www.ranchopiccolo.com

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To listen to poet Judy Juanita, click onto the link:
Novelist, poet and playwright, Judy Juanita will read at the Merced Multicultural Center on Tuesday, June 4th from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm from her debut novel, Virgin Soul, which is about the gradual radicalization of a young black woman in the black power movement of the 60s published by Viking in 2013. http://redroom.com/member/judy-juanita/bio

December 22, 2010

Arts in the Valley, 1480 KYOS, Saturday, December 18th, 8 PM, PST

by arthouseflower

To listen to the December 18th show, click on to this link, artsinval1213.mp3

Kevin Sessums, Journalist, and  author of Mississippi Sissy  

 Kevin Sessums is an American author, editor and actor from Forest, Mississippi. Sessums served as executive editor of Interview and as a contributing editor of Vanity Fair, Allure, and Parade. His work has also appeared in Travel+Leisure, Elle, Out, Marie Claire, and Playboy. He has written theatre criticism for Towleroad.com and cultural postings for Thedailybeast.com. He attended the Juilliard School of Drama.

 Sessums, who is openly gay, published a 2007 memoir titled Mississippi Sissy, which is about the conflicted life of a self-aware gay boy growing up in Forest, Mississippi. It made the New York Times Bestseller list and won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Male Memoir of 2007.  His audio recording of Mississippi Sissy was nominated for a 2007 Quill Award. Sessums portrayed the character Peter Cipriani in the miniseries adaptation of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City.  St. Martins Press will publish his sequel to the bestselling Mississippi Sissy which is titled I Left It on the Mountain.

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Merced County Superintendent of Schools

Lee Andersen

 Lee Andersen is currently serving his second term as Merced County Superintendent of Schools, having been re-elected in 2006.  As County Superintendent of Schools, Lee Anderson leads Merced County Office of Education staff members to support student success. Their work includes direct service to students in Migrant Education, Regional Occupational Programs, Special Education, Valley Community School, Court School, Early Care and Education, Head Start, and Jack L. Boyd Outdoor School.

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Lucha Corpi, Winner of the PEN Oakland National Literary Award

1990, Lucha Corpi was twice honored: she was awarded a Creative Arts Fellowship in fiction by the City of Oakland, and she was named poet laureate at Indian University Northwest.

The publication of Eulogy for a Brown Angel: A Mystery Novel (Arte Público Press, 1992) was the culmination of a life-long dream. The novel won the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award and the Multicultural Publishers Exchange Best Book of Fiction. Cactus Blood (Arte Público Press, 1995) is Corpi’s second mystery novel featuring Chicana detective Gloria Damasco. Hispanic culture, the United Farm Workers movement and other social issues texture a suspenseful search for a ritualistic assassin. The publication of Black Widow’s Wardrobe (Arte Público Press, 1999) rounded out the trilogy known as The Gloria Damasco Series.

“We Chicanos are like the abandoned children of divorced cultures. We are forever longing to be loved by an absent neglectful parent –Mexico-and also to be truly accepted by the other parent –the United States. We want bicultural harmony. We need it to survive. We struggle to achieve it. That struggle keeps us alive.”-Black Widow’s Wardrobe

December 12, 2010

December 11th Arts in the Valley, 1480 KYOS, 8 PM, PST

by arthouseflower

ARTSINVAL1211 Click onto this link to hear the December 11th Arts in the Valley

Staci Santa is the Executive Director of the Merced Arts Council, whose mission is to inspire and nurture the arts in Merced County. Incorporated in 1978, the Merced County Arts Council was originally operated from a small office space on Main Street. In 1996, the City of Merced entrusted the Arts Council to manage the Merced Multicultural Arts Center. In addition to operating this 28,000 sq. foot, multipurpose arts center, the Arts Council manages an arts-in-education program; an arts facility for adults with developmental disabilities; performances and visual/performing arts classes for children and adults; professional support for artists through fiscal sponsorship; exhibits of about 20 professional artists each year; and newfound coalitions for visual and performing artists.

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Francisco X. Alarcon, award winning Chicano poet and educator, is author of  twelve volumes of  poetry, including, From the Other Side of Night: Selected and New Poems (University of Arizona Press 2002), and Snake Poems: An Aztec Invocation (Chronicle Books 1992).

His  latest book is  Ce-Uno-One: Poems for the New Sun (Swan Scythe Press 2010). His book of  bilingual poetry for children, Animal Poems of the Iguazu (Children’s Book Press 2008), was selected as a Notable Book for a Global Society by the International Reading Association. His previous bilingual book  titled Poems to Dream Together (Lee & Low Books 2005) was awarded the 2006 Jane Addams Honor Book Award. He has been a finalist nominated for Poet Laureate of  California in two  occasions. He teaches at the University of California, Davis.

Whenever I say ‘Mexico’/I hear my grandma telling me/about the Aztecs and the city they built/on an island in the middle of a lake/’Mexico’ says my grandma/”means: from the bellybutton of the moon”/”don’t forget your origins my son”/maybe that’s why/whenever I now say “Mexico”/I feel like touching my bellybutton.

—Francisco Alarcon, Bellybutton of the Moon

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In 1990, Lucha Corpi was twice honored: she was awarded a Creative Arts Fellowship in fiction by the City of Oakland, and she was named poet laureate at Indian University Northwest.

The publication of Eulogy for a Brown Angel: A Mystery Novel (Arte Público Press, 1992) was the culmination of a life-long dream. The novel won the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award and the Multicultural Publishers Exchange Best Book of Fiction. Cactus Blood (Arte Público Press, 1995) is Corpi’s second mystery novel featuring Chicana detective Gloria Damasco. Hispanic culture, the United Farm Workers movement and other social issues texture a suspenseful search for a ritualistic assassin. The publication of Black Widow’s Wardrobe (Arte Público Press, 1999) rounded out the trilogy known as The Gloria Damasco Series.

“We Chicanos are like the abandoned children of divorced cultures. We are forever longing to be loved by an absent neglectful parent –Mexico-and also to be truly accepted by the other parent –the United States. We want bicultural harmony. We need it to survive. We struggle to achieve it. That struggle keeps us alive.”-Black Widow’s Wardrobe

 

November 7, 2010

Arts in the Valley, Sat., Nov. 20th, 8 PM

by arthouseflower

Click onto the link below to listen to the November 20th Arts in the Valley Program.

ARTSINVAL1120 Arts in the Valley on KYOS Radio Presents the following Programing for Saturday, November 20th, 8 PM.  http://www.1480kyos.com

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Noelle D.W. Chandler, the Education Director at Playhouse Merced,  will discuss the Playhouse’s conservatory and youth performing arts education program.  http://www.playhousemerced.com

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Melissa Tosetti
Founder/President
The Savvy Life
Smart Spending – Rich Living

 

Author of: Living the Savvy Life: Personal Finance From a Lifestyle Perspective

 

Melissa Tosetti is a Personal Finance Author, Teacher, Speaker, The Savvy Life Magazine Founder, Martial Arts Instructor and 2nd degree black belt in Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu.  Melissa teaches how to create a strong financial foundation through habits and routines that are easy to start, easy to maintain and work. She then demonstrates how to spend smart so you can live rich through The Savvy Life Philosophy of saving money on the things that are not as important to you so you can focus your spending on the things that are important to you.

 

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Bestselling author Dr. Raymond Moody will discuss his latest book, Glimpses of Eternity.  http://lifeafterlife.com

Dr. John L. Turner will discuss his book, Medicine, Miracles, and Manifestations: A Doctor’s Journey Through the Worlds of Divine Intervention, Near-Death Experiences and Universal Energy. (www.johnlturner.com)

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