Valley Writers Read http://kvpr.org en Jim Ashford's "Mayday! Mayday!" on Valley Writers Read http://kvpr.org/post/jim-ashfords-mayday-mayday-valley-writers-read <p>On this edition of Valley Writers Read, we hear local author Jim Ashford read his short story "Mayday! Mayday!" In this story, you'll hear how a visitor from outer space is attracted to earth by an unfortunate arrangement of yard lights.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 23:37:44 +0000 Franz Weinschenk 3800 at http://kvpr.org Jim Ashford's "Mayday! Mayday!" on Valley Writers Read David Borofka's "A Tale Told by Rube Goldberg" on Valley Writers Read http://kvpr.org/post/david-borofkas-tale-told-rube-goldberg-valley-writers-read <p>On this edition of Valley Writers Read, we hear a story by local author David Borofka&nbsp;titled "A Tale Told by Rube Goldberg Begins And Ends with Dogs". &nbsp;In this story, a young lady's song lyrics propel her to unexpected wealth and success.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 20:59:53 +0000 Franz Weinschenk 3628 at http://kvpr.org David Borofka's "A Tale Told by Rube Goldberg" on Valley Writers Read Mary Benton's The Grape Fields on Valley Writers Read http://kvpr.org/post/mary-bentons-grape-fields-valley-writers-read <p>On this edition of Valley Writers Read, we hear a reading of Mary Benton's short story "The Grape Fields." In this Dust Bowl era story, a family of grape pickers assist in the recovery of a kidnapped boy.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 19:31:41 +0000 Franz Weinschenk 625 at http://kvpr.org Mary Benton's The Grape Fields on Valley Writers Read Benjamin Rae's "Disconnect" on Valley Writers Read http://kvpr.org/post/benjamin-raes-disconnect-valley-writers-read <p>On this week&#39;s episode of Valley Writer&#39;s Read, hear Benjamin Rae&#39;s short story &quot;Disconnect&quot; about a night telephone operator invents a fictitious supervisor to circumvent troublesome calls.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 23:59:36 +0000 Franz Weinschenk 624 at http://kvpr.org Benjamin Rae's "Disconnect" on Valley Writers Read Jane Rosenthal's "El Tropical" on Valley Writers Read http://kvpr.org/post/jane-rosenthals-el-tropical-valley-writers-read <p>A job in Mexico hosting bird watchers introduces &quot;Bea&quot; to some unsavory characters, on this week&#39;s edition of Valley Writers Read, as we hear a reading of Jane Rosenthal&#39;s story <em>El Tropical</em>.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 23:38:04 +0000 Franz Weinschenk 622 at http://kvpr.org Jane Rosenthal's "El Tropical" on Valley Writers Read Judy Ryan's "Little Fire" on Valley Writers Read http://kvpr.org/post/judy-ryans-little-fire-valley-writers-read <p>On this week&#39;s edition of Valley Writer&#39;s Read, hear a reading of Judy Ryan&#39;s &quot;Little Fire&quot;, and hear how a young girl comes of age and questions the origins of her unusual name.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 19:55:00 +0000 Franz Weinschenk 623 at http://kvpr.org Judy Ryan's "Little Fire" on Valley Writers Read Gary Soto's "A Summer Life" on Valley Writers Read http://kvpr.org/post/gary-sotos-summer-life-valley-writers-read <p>On this edition on Valley Writers Read, we hear five stories by one of the Central Valley&#39;s most acclaimed writers, Gary Soto. The program includes readings of four stories from his book A Summer Life including &quot;The Bike&quot;, &quot;The Haircut&quot;, &quot;The Pie&quot; and &quot;The Nile&quot;. Gary also reads &quot;My Time on Weldon Avenue&quot; which is the foreword to a book published for Fresno City College&#39;s the Centennial Celebration.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 14:24:22 +0000 Franz Weinschenk 539 at http://kvpr.org Gary Soto's "A Summer Life" on Valley Writers Read Griefland - an Intimate Portrait of Love, Loss and Unlikely Friendship http://kvpr.org/post/griefland-intimate-portrait-love-loss-and-unlikely-friendship <p>Both Armen Bacon and Nancy Miller have shared the pain of losing a child to addiction. On this edition of Valley Writers Read, we hear them read their story,&nbsp;<em>Griefland- An Intimate Portrait of Love, Loss and Unlikely Friendship</em>. &nbsp;They share the tragedy of their loss and how their grief helped build their friendship.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 00:17:21 +0000 Franz Weinschenk 143 at http://kvpr.org Griefland - an Intimate Portrait of Love, Loss and Unlikely Friendship A Remarkable Tragedy, Long Walk to the Showers http://kvpr.org/post/remarkable-tragedy-long-walk-showers <p>On this edition of Valley Writers Read, Christine Autrand Mitchell reads her story <em>A Remarkable Tragedy</em>, which tells how a family&#39;s life is changed by the sudden death of a father and son. Also this week, Howell Hurst reads <em>Long Walk To the Showers</em>, the story of a homeless man trying to rebuild his life.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 23:36:49 +0000 Franz Weinschenk 139 at http://kvpr.org A Remarkable Tragedy, Long Walk to the Showers Jean Ray Laury - Growing Up In Doon http://kvpr.org/post/jean-ray-laury-growing-doon-0 <p>Jean Ray Laury was one of Central California&#39;s most accomplished and acclaimed artists. She helped to revolutionize the world of quilting, taking it from the world of traditional arts and crafts and into the world of modern art. She died in March 2011, but shortly before her passing, she visited Valley Public Radio to record her story about life growing up in a small town in Iowa, <em>Growing Up In Doon.</em></p> Thu, 14 Apr 2011 01:47:47 +0000 Franz Weinschenk 543 at http://kvpr.org Jean Ray Laury - Growing Up In Doon