Posts tagged ‘Writers’

April 11, 2013

Arts in the Valley, April 13 (Sat. 8 pm) & April 14 (Sun. 2 pm) 2013, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

by arthouseflower

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Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon interviews literary icon Kim McMillon on Saturday and Sunday, April 13 & 14, 2013. Kim McMillon also interviews Melissa Kelly-Ortega about her Arts in the Valley monthly program, Eyes on the Community. Melissa lets the public know what’s happening in Merced and surrounding communities. Hip Hop Movement of UC Merced will also be interviewed about their upcoming programs.

To listen to the interview with Nikki Giovanni, click onto the link:

Melissa Kelly-Ortega is the Communication Specialist for Building Healthy Communities.

To listen to Melissa’s interview, click onto the link:
Building Healthy Communities is a 10-year, $1 billion plan of The California Endowment. In connection with staff-led, statewide policy initiatives, 14 communities, including Southwest Merced/East Merced County, are taking action to make where they live healthier. They’re doing this by improving employment opportunities, education, housing, neighborhood safety, unhealthy environmental conditions, access to healthy food and more.

The goal: to create places where children are healthy, safe and ready to learn. Ultimately, we’re aiming at nothing less than a transformation in the way all of us think about and support health for all Californians.

For more information, please visit

Araceli, Reanna, and Alan from Hip Hop Movement of UC Merced will speak about their upcoming programs.

To listen to Hip Hop Movement’s interview, click onto this link:

Hip Hop Movement’s mission is to preserve traditional hip hop culture and promote awareness of the art within the campus and community of Merced.

They are a student-led organization of expressionist representing the four elements of hip hop:

Graffiti, DJ, MC, and Dance.

To learn more about HHM, visit

You can also visit their Facebook page at:

June 10, 2012

Arts in the Valley, Saturday (8 PM), June 2 and Sunday (2 PM), June 3, 2012, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

by arthouseflower

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To listen to publisher Lucinda Clark, click onto the link:Lucinda-1

On Saturday, and Sunday, June 2nd and 3rd, Kim McMillon, the host of Arts in the Valley, interviews Lucinda Clark, the founder, and publisher of P.R.A. Publishing in Georgia.  Lucinda has worked with visual artists and authors on the promotion and marketing of their creative works for the past nineteen years. She wrote her first volume of “View from the Middle of the Road, where the greenest grass grows” in 2004. She has published 8 other titles by other authors since then.

From September through December, P.R.A. Publishing consider manuscripts in the fiction and non-fiction genres.  Manuscripts of interest to teens and adults will be given priority consideration.

If you are a poet, you may send samples (no more than 5-8 poems) of your work, and if you are an author you may either send up to 4 sample chapters or 15,000 words. Also include a synopsis of your manuscript (or a description of your poetry). Please include a brief (less than one page) bio about your experiences as a writer/poet.

If you query by e-mail, you must do so following the guidelines outlined above. Please place the word QUERY in the subject box. Do not send attachments unless they are samples of your work.

Please allow us up to one month to complete the screening process.

The submissions mailing address is:

           PRA Publishing

           Submissions Editor

           P.O. Box 211701

           Martinez, Georgia 30917


info (at)

The second half of Arts in the Valley will be a replay of our Youth Radio with Amanda and Tony.

October 26, 2011

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, October 22, 2011, 8 PM, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

by arthouseflower

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Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon interviews authors Mary Mackey and C.J. Sage on Saturday, October 22nd at 8 PM.

To listen to author Mary Mackey’s interview, click onto the link: seg 1 mackey
Mary Mackey’s published works include 11 novels and 5 books of poetry and have sold over a million and a half copies. They have been translated into eleven foreign languages including Japanese, Hebrew, and Finnish. While her poetry has mainly centered around the traditional lyric themes of love, death, and nature, her novels have ranged from the Midwestern United States to Neolithic Europe, from comedy to tragedy. A screenwriter as well as a novelist, she has sold feature scripts to Warner Brothers as well as to various independent film companies. John Korty directed the filming of her original screenplay Silence which starred the late Will Geer and which won several awards.

She has lectured at many places including Harvard and the Smithsonian. Additionally, she has contributed to such diverse print and on-line publications as The Chiron Review, Redbook, and Salon. She also writes comedy under the pen name “Kate Clemens”.

Praise for Mary Mackey’s Sugar Zone

In Sugar Zone, Mary Mackey takes you on a fascinating journey to the interior, somewhere between Saint Theresa’s Inner Castle and the thicket of Eros—but also a place of desperate actuality, even if it is “on the other side of the world.” Mackey joins other visionary poets of dépaysement–Henri Michaux in Asia, John Ash in Anatolia, Sharon Doubiago in Peru, Lorca in Manhattan. But Mackey really seems to recover a lost part of herself in the edgy lyricism of the tropics, haunted by fado, forro, and death. Please read “Cold Snap”; who but Mackey could have written it? Sugar Zone authoritatively creates a language and a culture; but the lines are tense with the vulnerability of lovers, strangers, and travelers with no ticket home.
—Dennis Nurkse

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To listen to author C.J. Sage click onto the link: seg 2 cj sage
C. J. Sage edits The National Poetry Review and press. Her poems appear in The Antioch Review, Barrow Street, Black Warrior Review, Boston Review, Copper Nickel, The Journal, The Literary Review, North American Review, Orion, Ploughshares, POOL, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, The Southeast Review, The Threepenny Review, et cetera. Her books are Let’s Not Sleep (poems), And We The Creatures (anthology), Odyssea (poems), Field Notes in Contemporary Literature (textbook / anthology), and The San Simeon Zebras (poems). She is also a visual artist.

Publications and Prizes

The San Simeon Zebras (Salmon Poetry, 2010), Odyssea (Turning Point, 2007), Let’s Not Sleep (Dream Horse, 2002)

Field Notes in Contemporary Literature (Dream Horse, 2006)

American Poetry Journal, Antioch Review, Backwards City Review, Barrow Street, Bateau, Black Warrior Review, Boston Review, Cave Wall, Copper Nickel, Folio, New Orleans Review, North American Review, Orion, Ploughshares, Poetry East, Poetry Kanto, Pool, Prairie Schooner, Saranac Review, Shenandoah, Southeast Review, The Literary Review, Threepenny Review

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