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Writer’s Block March 28, 2012: The Bill Miner Road Show & Kristen den Hartog
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The Bill Miner Road Show
Poems by Alexander Forbes; Music by Henry Small & The Shiftless Rounders; Read by Tina Moore
This Bill Miner Centennial album of spoken word and music was funded by the Arts Commission of the City of Kamloops, on the occasion of the centennial of Bill Miner’s train robbery in Kamloops, BC. But it also commemorates the events in the last years of Bill Miner’s life, as well as his early days in California and Colorado, Oregon and Washington. In short, the album is the first poetic biography of the equal of Jesse James in stagecoach and train holdups. And it was Bill Miner, not Jesse James, who invented the phrase “hands up!”
Kristen den Hartog, And Me Among Them
Writer’s Block executive producer Kelley Toews in conversation with Kristen den Hartog about her novel And Me Among Them, published in 2011 by Calgary’s Freehand Books.
Kristen den Hartog is the author of the novels Water Wings, The Perpetual Ending, and Origin of Haloes, as well as The Occupied Garden: A Family Memoir of War-torn Holland, written with her sister, Tracy Kasaboski. Her latest novel, And Me Among Them, explores the life of a young girl who grows to giant proportions, and the impact her unusual condition has on the family as a whole. Kristen lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter.
Podcast WB March 28 2012