Book Smart Tulsa http://kwgs.org en Author and Filmmaker Rebecca Miller Discusses "Jacob's Folly," Her Latest Novel http://kwgs.org/post/author-and-filmmaker-rebecca-miller-discusses-jacobs-folly-her-latest-novel <p>On this edition of ST, we speak with Rebecca Miller, the acclaimed screenwriter, author, and filmmaker, who'll appear tonight (Thursday the 17th) at 7pm at <a href="http://www.booksmarttulsa.com/events/">a free-to-the-public Book Smart Tulsa event</a> at the Circle Cinema. At this gathering, she'll be reading from and signing copies of her latest novel, "Jacob's Folly," which is just out in paperback; she'll also deliver an introduction before a screening of her 2009 film, "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee" (which she adapted from her novel of the same title). Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:36:52 +0000 Rich Fisher 57993 at http://kwgs.org Author and Filmmaker Rebecca Miller Discusses "Jacob's Folly," Her Latest Novel The "Collected Poems" of Ron Padgett http://kwgs.org/post/collected-poems-ron-padgett <p>On this installment of ST, we are pleased to welcome Ron Padgett back to our show. This Tulsa-born, New York-based poet, translator, and editor published his "Collected Poems" last fall, and he'll be reading from that book at 7pm tonight (Tuesday the 1st) at the AHHA / Hardesty Arts Center in downtown Tulsa; this event is co-presented by Book Smart Tulsa, Louder Than A Bomb: Tulsa, and This Land Press, and it's free to the public. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:32:32 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 57065 at http://kwgs.org The "Collected Poems" of Ron Padgett Readers and Writers and Movers and Shakers: Book Smart Tulsa Marks Its Fifth Anniversary http://kwgs.org/post/readers-and-writers-and-movers-and-shakers-book-smart-tulsa-marks-its-fifth-anniversary <p>On this edition of our program, we speak with Jeff Martin, the creator and host of Book Smart Tulsa, the popular reading series here in our city that's now celebrating its fifth anniversary. Book Smart is marking the occasion with three different events this week, on Tuesday the 11th, Thursday the 13th, and Friday the 14th. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:07:38 +0000 Rich Fisher 55752 at http://kwgs.org Readers and Writers and Movers and Shakers: Book Smart Tulsa Marks Its Fifth Anniversary KWGS Host, Private-Eye Enthusiast, and Author John Wooley Delivers "Hard-Boiled Christmas Stories" http://kwgs.org/post/kwgs-host-private-eye-enthusiast-and-author-john-wooley-delivers-hard-boiled-christmas-stories <p>On today's show, we speak with John Wooley, host of the popular "Swing on This" program here on Public Radio 89.5, which airs every Saturday night at 7pm. Wooley is also a prolific and longtime writer/critic/advocate/fanboy concerning many various facets of American pop culture: horror movies, Western Swing music, comic books, pulp fiction, Oklahoma music and filmmaking, etc. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:22:33 +0000 Rich Fisher 51378 at http://kwgs.org KWGS Host, Private-Eye Enthusiast, and Author John Wooley Delivers "Hard-Boiled Christmas Stories" A. Scott Berg, the Widely Accalimed Historian and Biographer, Offers a Life of Woodrow Wilson http://kwgs.org/post/scott-berg-widely-accalimed-historian-and-biographer-offers-life-woodrow-wilson <p>On this installment of StudioTulsa, we speak by phone with A. Scott Berg, whose bestselling, highly regarded biographies include &quot;Max Perkins: Editor of Genius&quot; (winner of the National Book Award), &quot;Goldwyn,&quot; &quot;Lindbergh&quot; (winner of the Pulitzer Prize), and &quot;Kate Remembered.&quot; Berg&#39;s newest book is a life of America&#39;s 28th President, Woodrow Wilson (<span class="st">1856-1924</span>) --- it&#39;s titled simply &quot;Wilson&quot; --- which the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram has called: &quot;A work of spectacular artistry and objective workmanship.... Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:06:09 +0000 Rich Fisher 47241 at http://kwgs.org A. Scott Berg, the Widely Accalimed Historian and Biographer, Offers a Life of Woodrow Wilson A Chat with Mary Kay Zuravleff, Author of "Man Alive!" http://kwgs.org/post/chat-mary-kay-zuravleff-author-man-alive <p>Today we speak with Mary Kay Zuravleff, an acclaimed author with Oklahoma roots who&#39;s now based in Washington, D.C., where she serves on the board of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. She&#39;ll be in Tulsa tonight (Tuesday the 1st) to participate in a &quot;Book Smart Tulsa BBQ&quot; at Harwelden Mansion, which begins at 6pm. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 19:20:52 +0000 Rich Fisher 47171 at http://kwgs.org A Chat with Mary Kay Zuravleff, Author of "Man Alive!" As the Trial of Crime Boss James J. “Whitey” Bulger Continues in Boston, a Chat with His Biographer http://kwgs.org/post/trial-crime-boss-james-j-whitey-bulger-continues-boston-chat-his-biographer <p>Two years ago, in the summer of 2011, "Whitey" Bulger was arrested. Today, his criminal trial continues, not far from the South Boston neighborhood where he robbed banks as a young punk and then rose through the ranks to become the infamous gangster known and feared by so many; it now seems that Bulger, in his 80s and surely one of the most powerful and deadly crime bosses in American history, has finally seen his terrible past catch up with him. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 00:24:56 +0000 Rich Fisher 43292 at http://kwgs.org As the Trial of Crime Boss James J. “Whitey” Bulger Continues in Boston, a Chat with His Biographer Explaining and Exploring "The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend" http://kwgs.org/post/explaining-and-exploring-searchers-making-american-legend <p>One of the more famous lines attributed to <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000406/">John Ford</a> (1894-1973), the iconic film director who made many of the finest Westerns ever to come out of Hollywood, goes like this: "When the truth becomes legend, print the legend." That line is from "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," a movie from the early 1960s, but it just as clearly applies to "The Searchers," the classic Western from 1956, with John Wayne and Natalie Wood, which is commonly seen as a Ford masterpiece. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 21:16:00 +0000 Rich Fisher 40751 at http://kwgs.org Explaining and Exploring "The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend" The Acclaimed Novelist Nathaniel Rich Offers "Odds Against Tomorrow" http://kwgs.org/post/acclaimed-novelist-nathaniel-rich-offers-odds-against-tomorrow <p>On this edition of ST, we speak with the widely celebrated young writer Nathaniel Rich (born 1980), whose essays and short stories have appeared in Harper's, McSweeney's, and elsewhere, and whose latest novel is called "Odds Against Tomorrow." Late last week, Rich did a Book Smart Tulsa reading and signing in connection with this book; while he was here in town, we spoke with him. Set in a New York City of the very near future, the novel tells the story of one Mitchell Zukor, a gifted young mathematician who works for a financial consulting firm called FutureWorld. Mon, 20 May 2013 19:32:26 +0000 Rich Fisher 39382 at http://kwgs.org The Acclaimed Novelist Nathaniel Rich Offers "Odds Against Tomorrow" "Imaginary Oklahoma" --- A New Collection of Short Fiction Edited by Jeff Martin http://kwgs.org/post/imaginary-oklahoma-new-collection-short-fiction-edited-jeff-martin <p>On this installment of ST, we're joined by our old friend and colleague, Jeff Martin, a local writer who's also the coordinator and creator of the popular Book Smart Tulsa reading series, the fiction editor at This Land, and an occasional commentator for this program. Jeff's newest book, just out, is an fun-to-read trade-paperback collection that brings together many works of short (make that "very short") fiction exploring "an Oklahoma of the mind," so to speak. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:32:01 +0000 Rich Fisher 37924 at http://kwgs.org "Imaginary Oklahoma" --- A New Collection of Short Fiction Edited by Jeff Martin