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Hearing Voices | Podcast Interview With Writers & Artists
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Frank Warren

Frank Warren Germantown, Maryland

February 1, 2007 | PostSecret | Photo courtesy of the author

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Frank Warren is the creator of the popular blog PostSecret, an online collection of 4 x 6 postcards displaying secrets sent to him from strangers all over the world. The blog gets 2.3 million unique visitors a month, is counted as one of the top blogs in the country and has spawned four books. The third "The Secret Lives of Men and Women," is currently a New York Times bestseller. Stephanie Wilbur Ash and Geoff Herbach talk to Frank about anonymity, humanity, artfulness and how his small, community art project led to receiving hundreds of thousands of postcards.

Heather McElhatton

Heather McElhatton St. Louis Park, MN


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Heather McElhatton is an independent radio producer and host for Minnesota Public Radio and Public Radio International. Her novel, Pretty Little Mistakes (out in May, from Harper Collins), is the first choose-your-own-adventure novel for adults. It's also her first published novel, but not the first one she's written. Here, she talks fate, choice, writing maniacally and how it feels to rise from the ashes of your own perceived failures and then write a book that allows the reader to both fail and succeed.

Heather McElhatton is an independent radio producer and host for Minnesota Public Radio and Public Radio International. Her novel, Pretty Little Mistakes, is the first choose-your-own-adventure novel for adults. It's also her first published novel, but not the first one she's written. Geoff Herbach and Stephanie Wilbur Ash Heather talk to Heather about fate, choice, maniacal writing and writing a book that allows the reader to both fail and succeed.


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Dennis Cass Minneapolis, MN

August 1, 2007 | Blog

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Dennis Cass is a writer, journalist and occasional teacher and public speaker. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, GQ, Slate, Harper's Magazine and Restaurant Business, where he once wrote an informative, exceptionally well-crafted article about pudding. Stephanie Wilbur Ash and Geoff Herbach talks to Dennis about being on tour with his brain book: "Head Case: How I Almost Lost My Mind Trying To Understand My Brain."


Sandy Beach

Sandy Beach Minneapolis, MN

January 1, 2007 | Web site

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Sandy Beach was awarded a month's residency to the Ezra Pound Center for Literature in Merano, Italy in 2005. As a Loft Mentor participant, she studied and read with poet Elizabeth Alexander. She writes and reads poetry in response to art at various Minneapolis galleries with TalkingImageConnection. Geoff Herbach talks to Sandy about poetry, art and her thesis, "Women artists, their lives and their work." Sandy reads "Overhead in the Actual World."


Megan Mayer

Megan Mayer Minneapolis, MN

December 1, 2006 | Web site

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Megan Mayer is a choreographer and dancer who frequently choreographs out of her kitchen. Her work has premiered at Walker Art Center, Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, Bedlam Theater, Southern Theater, Creative Electric Studios and Hennepin Center for the Arts Studio 6A. Geoff Herbach talks to Megan about her new solo work to premiere entitled "Unfit," which appears to be an intermingling of John McEnroe and bossa nova.

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Scott Seekins Minneapolis, MN

November 1, 2006 | Special thanks to Jeff Kearns for audio assistance.

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Scott Seekins is everywhere in the Twin Cities. Best known for his many paintings of madonnas and former owner of Madonna.com, Scott is best known for strictly wearing black in the winter and white in the summer, usually in the form of a stylish suit, and even when fly fishing. In his latest project, he invites various photographers to document Scott holding cardboard signs with abstract messages on busy streets, most notably, in front of the Walker Art Center. Geoff Herbach talks to Scott, perhaps the Twin Cities' best-known, least-understood iconic personalities, about his own history and the state of the arts in general.


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