Kathryn Otoshi, Children’s Author and Illustrator - Episode 65

October 12, 2018

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses children's books, illustration, and more with Kathryn Otoshi. Kathryn is an award-winning author/illustrator, best known for her character-building number/color book series: One, Zero, and Two. She is also the co-author of Beautiful Hands, a book about possibilities and reaching your dreams. She travels across the country to encourage children to develop strong character traits and to help readers find creative methods to engage and connect with their students through the power of reading, art, and literature. 

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Lee Snelgrove and One Columbia for Arts and History - Episode 60

August 10, 2018

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the local arts scene and One Columbia with Lee Snelgrove. Lee is the Executive Director of One Columbia for Arts and History. Since taking the position, he's overseen the establishment of a process for commissioning public art and the installation of 30 new pieces, the establishment of the position of a City Poet Laureate, the development of a strategic plan for the Congaree Vista’s formal cultural district designation, and has been a leader of multi-organizational city-wide events including the Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Burning of Columbia and the Total Solar Eclipse Weekend in August 2017. He is currently overseeing the coordination of 21 new public art projects.

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Shadows of the Gullah Geechee with photographer Pete Marovich

February 27, 2018

Dr. Curtis Rogers interviews photojournalist Pete Marovich about the inspiration for the exhibit, Shadows of the Gullah Geechee, hosted by the South Carolina State Library. Award-winning photojournalist Pete Marovich has been working as a professional photographer for 30 years since starting as a staff photographer at a medium-sized daily newspaper in Indiana and as a stringer for the Associated Press. His photography has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Newsweek, Time Magazine, The Financial Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Esquire, The Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, Sports Illustrated, Essence and Bloomberg Businessweek. He is also a founding member of the photography collective, American Reportage.

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A Conversation with Sarah Blackman of Greenville’s Fine Arts Center

February 7, 2018

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses Greenville's Fine Arts Center and more with Sarah Blackman. Sarah is a poet, fiction, and creative nonfiction author originally from Washington D.C. She graduated from Washington College with a BA in English, a minor in Creative Writing, and earned her MFA from the University of Alabama. Her poetry and prose have been published in a number of journals and magazines, including The Gettysburg Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, American Poetry Review, Conjunctions, Oxford American Magazine and The Missouri Review. Her debut collection of short fiction, Mother Box and Other Tales, won the FC2 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize in 2012. And her most recent novel, Hex, came out in 2016.

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Poetry with Ed Madden, Columbia’s Poet Laureate – Episode 39

December 29, 2017

Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses poetry and more with Dr. Ed Madden, Columbia South Carolina’s first Poet Laureate. Dr. Madden is a poet, activist, professor of English and Director of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of South Carolina. He is the author of Signals, which won the 2007 SC Poetry Book Prize and Prodigal: Variations; Nest; Ark, and he recently edited Theologies of Terrain by Tim Conroy. His chapbook My Father’s House was selected for the Seven Kitchens Press Editor’s Series and his poems have appeared in Best New Poets 2007, The Book of Irish American Poetry, and in journals such as Prairie Schooner, Crazyhorse, Poetry Ireland Review, Los Angeles Review, and online at The Good Men Project. He is also the first poet laureate of Columbia, South Carolina.

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