Cortez Public Library

Catching Up With the Cortez Public Library

Jun 6, 2019

The Cortez Public Library provides many services to the community, including programs for early childhood literacy, adult learning, and celebrating local authors. KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with Eric Ikenouye, the Cortez Public Library Director, about some of their services and programs, and their Literary Festival on June 7th and 8th.

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KSJD's Austin Cope spoke with Utah poet David Lee, who will be reading his poetry at the Cortez Public Library's Wordstock 2017 fundraiser. Lee was the State of Utah’s first Poet Laureate and has been nominated for a Pulitzer prize and the position of national poet laureate.

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Anne Hillerman, daughter of best-selling mystery writer Tony Hillerman, continues her father's popular book series with her books based on the adventures of characters Joe Leaphorn, Jim Chee, and Bernadette Manuelito as they solve mysteries set in the American Southwest. KSJD's Gail Binkly spoke with Hillerman about her transition from journalist to fiction writer, and how she creates new stories based on her father's books.


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Kevin Fedarko is a river guide and author who wrote about a historic boating speed run through the Grand Canyon in his book "The Emerald Mile". In the first of a two-part interview, River Radio host Sam Carter talked with Fedarko about the book and how it shaped his views of the Grand Canyon, and his latest project to walk the length of the canyon.


In this interview with authors David Feela and John Christian Hopkins, KSJD's Tom Yoder asks them why they write, and how humor plays a critical role in their writing, and in their everyday lives.


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