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The 49 Writers Active Voice: Writers Respond podcast explores how current events and issues are shaping writers' work and perspective on democratic values of justice, freedom, equality, and liberty. The ongoing series is hosted and produced by board member Katie Bausler. Respectful expression, discussion, and debate are valued. The ideas discussed are not necessarily those of 49 Writers.

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The 49 Writers Active Voice: Writers Respond podcast explores how current events and issues are shaping writers' work and perspective on democratic values of justice, freedom, equality, and liberty. The ongoing series is hosted and produced by board member Katie Bausler. Respectful expression, discussion, and debate are valued. The ideas discussed are not necessarily those of 49 Writers.

    Bonnie Proudfoot, Author, "Goshen Road"

    Bonnie Proudfoot, Author, "Goshen Road"

    Ohio author Bonnie Proudfoot discusses and reads passages from her debut novel with Active Voice host and producer Katie Bausler. Goshen Road is told through the alternating voices of a working class family in rural Appalachia over the course of a generation. The book holds stories of a far from easy life in a time of societal transition in one of the most culturally rich and misunderstood parts of the United States.

    • 33 min
    Erin Heist, Singer-Songwriter, "Another Rainy Day"

    Erin Heist, Singer-Songwriter, "Another Rainy Day"

    "Last year felt like we were all going through a bunch of rainy days," Erin Heist told Active Voice host Katie Bausler. When the pandemic shut down life as we know it, this Alaskan singer-songwriter had a ready outlet, a songwriting project complete with an online writing group and deadlines. The result is her debut recording, Another Rainy Day, a collection of songs of "grit, loss, and redemption," recorded, mixed and produced with her cousin, producer and DJ Patrick Troll.

    • 27 min
    Emily Wall, Poet, Professor of English and Creative Writing

    Emily Wall, Poet, Professor of English and Creative Writing

    Emily Wall is a poet and professor of English and Creative writing at the University of Alaska Southeast. Our conversation was recorded on a mild day in April 2021 on the patio of her family home overlooking Gastineau Channel in Douglas, Alaska.

    • 28 min
    Kathryn H. Ross, Writer, Author of "Black Was Not a Label"

    Kathryn H. Ross, Writer, Author of "Black Was Not a Label"

    Kathryn H. Ross on her journey confronting racism as a young, black woman after a relatively discrimination-free childhood, and her debut essay and poetry collection, Black Was Not A Label, "a heart song of who I am, what I’ve gone through and my hope for the future."

    • 33 min
    Vered Mares, Writers Block Bookstore and Cafe'

    Vered Mares, Writers Block Bookstore and Cafe'

    In 2018, Vered Mares and partners opened the Writer’s Block bookstore and café’ in Anchorage, Alaska. It quickly became a vital gathering space for writers and artists. Also since 2018, Katie Bausler has hosted this  49 Writers forum for exploration and discussion with writers and artists in these challenging and changing times.

    • 26 min
    Bathsheba DeMuth, Environmental Historian

    Bathsheba DeMuth, Environmental Historian

    Bathsheba DeMuth's first multi-award winning book, Floating Coast, An Environmental History of the Bering Strait (2019), explores the impact of what she calls self-serving ideas of human progress on the ecosystem of where Alaska and Russia almost meet. She is in the research process for her next book, on nature vs. human rights in the Yukon River watershed of Alaska and Canada. The Active Voice podcast is a 49 writers forum for discussion of the place of writers and artists in these challenging times. Listen and subscribe to Active Voice on Apple, Spotify, Simplecast or 49writers.org.

    • 22 min

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