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Catalyst Radio: Aquinas Contemporary Writers Series features John D'Agata on Thurs., Oct. 30

For more than 15 years, the Contemporary Writers Series has been bringing notable authors to Grand Rapids.

About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

Essayist John D’Agata

Essayist John D’Agata

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In this episode of Catalyst Radio we preview the current edition of the Contemporary Writers Series at Aquinas College, which brings to Grand Rapids John D’Agata on Oct. 30.

The annual series of readings by contemporary writers provides for the Grand Rapid community the opportunity to hear notable authors from around the world discuss their craft and the writing process.

We have in studio to talk about the Contemporary Writers Series Linda Nemic Foster, who, along with her husband Dr. Tony Foster, established the series more than 15 years ago.  She will talk about the impetus for the series, the authors in the current series, and also what inspires her as a poet in listening to literary greats of the current era.



Michigan-made music featured in this episode of Catalyst Radio comes from Lac La Belle, with the new disc called A Friend Too Long. We’re playing the song “The Border.”

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