A LITTLE TOO QUIET: THE FERNDALE LIBRARY PODCAST

23
Oct

Thisbe Nissen - ‘How Other People Make Love‘

Thisbe Nissen is originally from New York, but she lived in Iowa for 11 years before settling in rural Michigan. In How Other People Make Love, Thisbe Nissen chronicles the lives and choices of people questioning the heteronormative institution of marriage. These are stories for anyone who has ever loved or been loved. https://www.thisbenissen.com/

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17
Oct

Fleda Brown - ‘Mortality, With Friends‘

Mortality, With Friends is a collection of lyrical essays from Fleda Brown, a writer, and caretaker. Memoir in feel, the book muses on the loss of life, but also friendship, nature, art, the end of marriages, and more. Brown is a lifelong writer/educator--serving as professor emerita at the University of Delaware and she was poet laureate of Delaware from 2001 to 2007. She lives in Traverse City. https://www.fledabrown.com/

 

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9
Oct

Vincent James Perrone - on Poetry & Writing

Vincent James Perrone is an award-winning writer, editor, musician, and visual artist. He is the author of the full-length book of poetry, Starving Romantic (11:11 Press, 2018), the microchap, Travelogue For The Dispossessed (Ghost City Press, 2021). Besides writing, Vincent composes and performs music (with the groups Lacan and Glynn Court), directs, scores, and edits film projects, and is a member of the collectively owned bookstore Book Suey in Hamtramck. https://vincentjamesperrone.com/publications/ 

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6
Oct

Kay Kay - ‘Bully Friends‘

Written by a woman who dealt with bullying and bully friendships during grade school, Bully Friends teaches everyone (even the bully!) about how dangerous bully friendships really are. This book covers everything from defining what a bully friend is to how to heal from a bully friend relationship. Along the way, Kay Kay shares personal stories of her heartbreaking experiences with bully friends and how she went on to find herself and form healthy relationships now and in the future.  https://www.kaykaysway.com/about-kaykaysway 

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30
Sep

Kristy Cooper -‘I Was a Stripper Librarian‘

For years, Kristy hid her stripping history to fit into the mold of a respectable librarian, but as time went on she realized this wasn't something she should feel ashamed about. Telling these kinds of stories helps destigmatize sex work, which makes it safer for current sex workers. Librarianship is changing, especially as the profession begins to evaluate itself through a greater anti-oppression lens. Librarians can learn a lot about class struggle and privacy advocacy from sex workers.

https://www.kristycooper.com/books 

 

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24
Sep

Cal Freeman - On Writing

91V6bKCmmLL.jpg Cal Freeman was born and raised in Detroit, MI. He is the author of the books Brother Of Leaving (Marick Press) and Fight Songs (Eyewear Publishing). His writing has appeared in many journals and he has also worked as an educator for Oakland University and InsideOut Literary Arts-Detroit.

 

He has a new book of poetry due out in April, 2022. He is a member, and contributing songwriter, to the folk ensemble, The Codgers

 

 

 

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Podcast music by Zunsette

Beginning Middle End, Summer 2020. 

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