Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Muse & You #3: Radio for Writers and Readers...with Mark David Gerson

Episode Three ~ Thursday, Sept 17, 1pm ET
(click here to listen live or to the archived version)
• Ask the Writing Coach (your questions for me about writing and creativity) and a feature interview with Joanne Chilton and Jeanne Ripley co-authors of Wings to Fly

"Wings to Fly shepherds us through inner territory with delicacy and precision. Each word cleanly counts and each image goes the appropriate depth -- many, way deeper. It has the authenticity and strength of a long and honest journey that the photographer and wordsmith have taken individually, discovering intimate revelations common to both."
~ Jeff & Beth Parker, Lyghtsome Gallery, Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Jeanne Ripley and Joanne Chilton are special to me in a uniquely personal way: because they’re in Nova Scotia on Canada’s Atlantic coast.

Some of you may know that I lived in Nova Scotia for a time a while back, and that it was there that I wrote most of the first two drafts of my novel The MoonQuest. It’s a special place for many other people as well -- a profoundly beautiful and numinous place. And so it’s not surprising that it should have inspired Joanne Chilton and Jeanne Ripley to co-create the poetic images and inspiring words that form their evocative and meditative book, Wings to Fly.

I'll be talking to Joanne and Jeanne about their book, their collaboration and their creative process during the second segment of this month's
Muse & You They'll also answer your questions.

Jeanne will also read from the book, and so that you can see which photo inspired each of the poems, I've reproduced several below.

Hail! Something is coming near,
wrapped in the shawl of shadow.
I am afraid that Truth is hidden there
my mask of scars will fall away,
I will be found.

Still Fertile
Born of Mother Earth, this Goddess of Flow is mysterious, an
erection of darkness and light, illusion and truth, a safe haven
for the lost and ravenous.
She accepts offerings made in reverence for the protection of her darkest secrets. Movement is in the balance of gifting.
The natural world has heard. This Goddess is still fertile.

Eyes are only a vehicle for creation.
In the pool of soul behind them
all possibilities stream into a reality
seen only by the fearless heart.

During the first segment of the show, I'll offer some writing tips and inspiration and take your questions about writing and the creative process and about me and my books, The Voice of the Muse: Answering the Call to Write and The MoonQuest: A True Fantasy.

tune in, and bring your questions -- for me and my guests!

There are three ways to ask questions of my and my guests:
• Post your questions in the show's chat room (free Blog Talk Radio account required)
• Post your questions directly to me on
Twitter (@markdavidgerson)
• Post your questions directly to me on on my
Facebook wall

The Muse & You, a production of Red River Writers, is all about writing and creativity, and it's for writers and readers alike -- an opportunity to listen to writers and creators of all sorts talk about how and why they create and, of course, about what they create. It's also an opportunity for you to ask your questions -- of me during the first segment of the show, when I offer writing tips and inspiration, and of my guests during the interview portion.

Listen to
The Muse & You on the third Thursday of every month at 1pm ET (10am PT). October's guest will be Kristin Bair O'Keeffe, author of Thirsty and chronicler of writers' quirks and eccentricities.

The Muse & You Show Archive
If you miss any live broadcast, you can listen to the archived episode, which is available shortly after each show on the show's web page. You can also download any show directly into your computer for later listening.

#2 ~ Aug 20 — Jared Lopatin, author of Rising Sign

#1 ~ July 29 — Julie Isaac, founder of Twitter's #writechat, and Malcom Campbell, author of
The Sun Singer and Jock Stewart and the Missing Sea of Fire

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