Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle talk with Lehigh Valley author Julia Brooks about her recently published memoir, UNCERTAIN SURVIVAL (Outskirts Press).

Creative writing – novels, short stories, poetry is our topic. What workshops and grants are out there to help a fledgling writer? How does a young writer get started toward publication? 

John Pearce welcomes Cedar Crest College's Dr. Carol Pulham  to discuss Medieval literature and, more specifically, the poetry of Geoffrey Chaucer. Dr. Pulham talks not only of Chaucer's time (14th century), but also of relevance of his thoughts for us today.  Dr. Pulham also reads a short passage from The Canterbury Tales in Middle English.

(Original air-date: 12/21/2017)

Allentown-based author Deborah Heiligman joined Eleanor Bobrow to discusses her new book, Theo and Vincent, which explores the deep and enduring friendship between Vincent Van Gogh and his brother Theo.

Drawing upon meticulous research, which includes analysis of the 658 letters Vincent wrote to Theo during his lifetime, Heiligman weaved a tale of two lives intertwined and the extraordinary lives of the Van Gogh brothers.

(Original air-date: 10/23/17) 

Penn State Schuylkill

On this edition of Lehigh Valley Discourse, host John Pearce's guest is Dr. Charles Cantalupo, Distinguished Professor of English, Comparative Literature and African Studies at Penn State - Schuylkill.

Dr. Cantalupo discusses the art of translating, his passion for Africa (particularly Eritrea and its literature), the best parts of teaching and his love of Bethlehem, PA.

(Original air-date: 6/22/2017)

Author Rory Janis Miller on LV Arts Salon

Jun 9, 2016

Host Bob Cohen welcomes author Rory Janis Miller to discuss her latest book, "Bev: The Invisible Sister". This memoir about Miller's family details the story of her intellectually-disabled sister, Bev, who was institutionalized at the age of 9 at Pennhurst State School and Hospital.

For the next 32 years, Bev languished at Pennhurst growing further apart from her family until she became part of a historic class action lawsuit that released her into the community to begin a new life and reconnect with the family she left behind.

Montclair State University Professor Mark Clatterbuck who specializes in Indigenous Religions of North America and high school art history teacher David Sommers join host John Pearce to discuss teaching religions at college and high school levels from an art, literature, history, and sociology perspective.

(Original air-date: 5/12/2016)