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Episode 49 - Beverly Parayno

Beverly Parayno is a talented fiction and creative non fiction writer. Learn more about her journey as a writer and her tremendous volunteer & outreach work for arts organizations. Do follow her work.  She is someone to look out for! http://yourartsygirlpodcast.comhttp://www.beverlyparayno.comBio: Beverly Parayno is from East San Jose. Her fiction, memoir, essays, and author interviews have appeared in Narrative Magazine, Bellingham Review, World Literature, The Rumpus, Warscapes and Huizache, among others. Her work has been translated into Mandarin by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. She is currently working on a memoir entitled RUN, set during her teenage runaway years in upstate New York in the mid-1980s. Parayno earned an MA from University College Cork and an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Currently, she serves on the board of PAWA, a nonprofit arts organization and publisher dedicated to supporting and promoting Filipinx writers, and on the executive committee…
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Episode 48: John A. Vanek

I open this new year, 2020, with John A. Vanek: a mystery/thriller writer with a sleuthing priest series about Father Jake Austin's life. Listen to him discuss how having a great creative writing teacher in college while going to med school inspired him to write & publish poetry & now a mystery series.http://yourartsygirlpodcast.com/episodeshttp://www.johnvanekauthor.comBIO: John A. Vanek graduated from Case  Western Reserve University, where his passion for creative writing took root. He received his M.D. from the University of Rochester and practiced medicine for a quarter century, but his interest in writing never waned. Medicine was his life, but mysteries became his drug of choice. He began honing his craft in creative writing workshops and college courses and was gratified when his early work won contests and was published widely. He now lives happily as an ink-stained-wretch in Florida with Geni, his wife, fellow writer, and best friend. He teaches a poetry workshop…

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Episode 47: Nick Carbó

Closing out this year with a sensational guest: poet, Nick Carbó!  Listen to this episode and discover how Nick's Filipino American literature and poetry anthologies helped catapult Filipino-American poetics.  Find out what he's been up to and listen to him read some of his poems!
http://yourartsygirlpodcast.com/episodes



You can purchase Secret Asian Man here:  https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Asian-Man-Nick-Carbo/dp/1932339639 Some interesting links pertaining to Nick's work! http://archivio.el-ghibli.org/index.php%3Fid=1&issue=01_05&section=6&index_pos=5&inlingua=t.html Nick on NPR: https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1667164
------------------------------------------------------------- THE BOY IN BLUE SHORTS
The screaming woman on the other side
Of our tall black gate
Would have thrown a rock at me
My maid, Rosita, sheltered me from the insults—
Something about my being
Retarded and full of worms
The woman nudged her son forward.
Blue shorts, clean t-shi…

Episode 46: Courtney LeBlanc

Courtney LeBlanc is a poet from the Arlington/DC metro area who has a full-length poetry collection out entitled Beautiful & Full of Monsters through Vegetarian Alcoholic Press.  Listen to this episode and learn more about her work and about us discussing self promotion and coordinating your own book tour, among other things!

http://yourartsygirlpodcast.com/episodes
http://courtneyleblanc.com
Preorder your copy here: http://www.vegetarianalcoholicpress.com/titles/courtney-leblanc-beautiful-amp-full-of-monsters

Bio:  Courtney LeBlanc is the author of Beautiful & Full of Monsters (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, March 2020)The Violence Within (Flutter Press, 2018, currently out of print), and All in the Family (Bottlecap Press, 2016) , and a Pushcart Prize nominee. She has an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. She loves nail polish, wine, and tattoos.
She blogs at WordPerv and she can be contacted at Courtney (dot) LeBlanc2015 (at) gmail (dot) com.
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