Page Rippers 2018 Peter E. Roberts and Amy Paige Condon   On L2L: February 16, 2018 (click to listen to the episode)   About the Book Page Rippers 2018 is an art exhibit and book that bring together the works of eighteen local artists and eighteen local writers who were paired and then given prompts inspired by a visit to the library. The project represents the first-ever collaboration between Location Gallery at Austin Hill Realty and ...

A Preview of the Savannah Book Festival On L2L: February 9, 2018 (click to listen to the episode) About the Festival The 11th annual Savannah Book Festival will take place in mid-February, 2018, with the main day occurring on Saturday, February 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at venues in and around Telfair Square in downtown Savannah. More than forty authors will share insights about their recent books and their lives as writers. The festival i...

A Tribute to Christopher Scott P. T. Bridgeport   On L2L: February 2, 2018 (click to listen to the episode)   About Christopher Scott Today’s episode of Listening to Literature honors the life and writing of Christopher Scott. Many people throughout the Savannah community knew Christopher, but he was a presence in other parts of the East Coast, all the way to the West Coast, and, of course, across the pond in the United Kingdom where ...

Naguib Mahfouz and The Dreams Raymond Stock   On L2L: January 26, 2018 (click to listen to the episode)   About Naguib Mahfouz and The Dreams Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1988. He was the first Arab writer to be recognized with this award. Born in Cairo 1911 and age 94 upon his death in 2006, Mahfouz was prolific during his lifetime — writing 34 novels, several hundred short stories, and even fi...

Control What You Can Control: A Path to Happiness Robert Pawlicki   On L2L: January 19, 2018 (click to listen to the episode) NB: Due to an equipment error, only the first 42 minutes of this episode were recorded.   About the Book Control What You Can Control: A Path to Happiness combines the science of positive psychology with the common sense of good therapy. The book is educational and entertaining, with chapters written in a clear ...

A Review of The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging and a Preview of the Savannah Book Festival On L2L: January 12, 2018 (click to listen to the episode) About This Episode This episode of Listening to Literature features a review of The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging, a recent book by world-renowned anthropologist Dr. Margaret Lock, as well as a preview of the Georgia-related authors and/or books th...

2017 Tribute to Musical Artists Co-hosted with Brian Renner On L2L: January 5, 2018 NB: Because this was a music-related episode, an audio recording is not available. About the Episode Several musical artists passed away in 2017. To pay tribute to these musicians whose works continue to touch all of our lives, this week’s episode of Listening to Literature is a special two-and-a-half-hour collaboration with Brian Renner, host of Beyond the Line...

Ossabaw Island Writers’ Retreat Tony Morris and Danèlle Lejeune On L2L: December 29, 2017 (click to listen to the episode) NB: Due to an equipment error, only the first 42 minutes of this episode were recorded.   About the Retreat The Ossabaw Island Writers’ Retreat offers inspiration, lectures, readings, writing workshops, and one-on-one manuscript consultations with nationally recognized authors. Held on Ossabaw Island, a 26,000-acre ...

The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction Henry “Hank” T. Greely   On L2L: December 22, 2017 (click to listen to the episode)   About the Book The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction is a thought experiment that contemplates a future in which humans (likely first in developed countries) cease having sex for the purpose of reproduction. Instead, using biotechnologies that exist (at least nascently) today and are...

From “N-Word” to Mr. Mayor: Experiencing the American Dream Otis S. Johnson   On L2L: December 15, 2017 (click to listen to the episode)   About the Book The biographical book From “N-Word” to Mr. Mayor: Experiencing the American Dream is Dr. Otis S. Johnson’s firsthand account of his compelling journey experiencing the American Dream during Jim Crow to the 21st century. Dr. Johnson was born in Savannah, Georgia, in 1942. It ...

Page Rippers 2018
Art , Fiction , Interviews , Poetry , Savannah , Utrinque Paratus / February 16, 2018

Page Rippers 2018 Peter E. Roberts and Amy Paige Condon   On L2L: February 16, 2018 (click to listen to the episode)   About the Book Page Rippers 2018 is an art exhibit and book that bring together the works of eighteen local artists and eighteen local writers who were paired and then given prompts inspired by a visit to the library. The project represents the first-ever collaboration between Location Gallery at Austin Hill R...

Savannah Book Festival Preview (part II)
Law , News , Nonfiction , Politics , Savannah , Utrinque Paratus / February 9, 2018

A Preview of the Savannah Book Festival On L2L: February 9, 2018 (click to listen to the episode) About the Festival The 11th annual Savannah Book Festival will take place in mid-February, 2018, with the main day occurring on Saturday, February 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at venues in and around Telfair Square in downtown Savannah. More than forty authors will share insights about their recent books and their lives as writers. The ...

A Tribute to Christopher Scott

A Tribute to Christopher Scott P. T. Bridgeport   On L2L: February 2, 2018 (click to listen to the episode)   About Christopher Scott Today’s episode of Listening to Literature honors the life and writing of Christopher Scott. Many people throughout the Savannah community knew Christopher, but he was a presence in other parts of the East Coast, all the way to the West Coast, and, of course, across the pond in the United King...

Naguib Mahfouz and ‘The Dreams’ (encore)

Naguib Mahfouz and The Dreams Raymond Stock   On L2L: January 26, 2018 (click to listen to the episode)   About Naguib Mahfouz and The Dreams Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1988. He was the first Arab writer to be recognized with this award. Born in Cairo 1911 and age 94 upon his death in 2006, Mahfouz was prolific during his lifetime — writing 34 novels, several hundred short stories, a...

Control What You Can Control: A Path to Happiness

Control What You Can Control: A Path to Happiness Robert Pawlicki   On L2L: January 19, 2018 (click to listen to the episode) NB: Due to an equipment error, only the first 42 minutes of this episode were recorded.   About the Book Control What You Can Control: A Path to Happiness combines the science of positive psychology with the common sense of good therapy. The book is educational and entertaining, with chapters written i...

Savannah Book Festival Preview (part I)

A Review of The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging and a Preview of the Savannah Book Festival On L2L: January 12, 2018 (click to listen to the episode) About This Episode This episode of Listening to Literature features a review of The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging, a recent book by world-renowned anthropologist Dr. Margaret Lock, as well as a preview of the Georgia-related authors and/o...

2017 Tribute to Musical Artists
Biography , News , Utrinque Paratus / January 5, 2018

2017 Tribute to Musical Artists Co-hosted with Brian Renner On L2L: January 5, 2018 NB: Because this was a music-related episode, an audio recording is not available. About the Episode Several musical artists passed away in 2017. To pay tribute to these musicians whose works continue to touch all of our lives, this week’s episode of Listening to Literature is a special two-and-a-half-hour collaboration with Brian Renner, host of Beyon...

Ossabaw Island Writers’ Retreat

Ossabaw Island Writers’ Retreat Tony Morris and Danèlle Lejeune On L2L: December 29, 2017 (click to listen to the episode) NB: Due to an equipment error, only the first 42 minutes of this episode were recorded.   About the Retreat The Ossabaw Island Writers’ Retreat offers inspiration, lectures, readings, writing workshops, and one-on-one manuscript consultations with nationally recognized authors. Held on Ossabaw Island, a 26...

The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction

The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction Henry “Hank” T. Greely   On L2L: December 22, 2017 (click to listen to the episode)   About the Book The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction is a thought experiment that contemplates a future in which humans (likely first in developed countries) cease having sex for the purpose of reproduction. Instead, using biotechnologies that exist (at least nascently) tod...

From “N-Word” to Mr. Mayor (part II)

From “N-Word” to Mr. Mayor: Experiencing the American Dream Otis S. Johnson   On L2L: December 15, 2017 (click to listen to the episode)   About the Book The biographical book From “N-Word” to Mr. Mayor: Experiencing the American Dream is Dr. Otis S. Johnson’s firsthand account of his compelling journey experiencing the American Dream during Jim Crow to the 21st century. Dr. Johnson was born in Savannah, Georgia, in...