Caption: Ursula K. Le Guin, Credit: Photo Credit: Richard Jensen
Image by: Photo Credit: Richard Jensen 
Ursula K. Le Guin 

Ursula K. Le Guin: "Out Here"

From: Dmae Roberts
Series: Stage and Studio
Length: 28:57

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Dmae Roberts features author Ursula K. Le Guin.

Ursula_k_le_guin_small How do you interview someone you’ve admired for decades? Producer Dmae Roberts recently found out when she got to interview legendary author Ursula K. Le Guin for the second time. The author of 40 plus books, Le Guin is a much gifted and prolific writer much loved by fans around the world. And in this half hour Oregon Treasures special, Le Guin shares thoughts about her work and the Oregon landscapes that have inspired her.

Best known for her literary science fiction and fantasy books, Le Guin crosses all genres.  She recently published a book of poetry and drawings with photographs by Roger Dorband. They are doing a series of readings which started with a book launch at Looking Glass Books in Sellwood. Roberts also visited with Le Guin recently at her home to talk about her works and career.



This is a special documentary edition of Stage and Studio, aired on KBOO-FM, Portland. Featured music "Music & Poetry of the Kesh" by Todd Barton

Hear more Stage and Studio programs.

Or more Oregon Treasures shows.

Piece Description

How do you interview someone you’ve admired for decades? Producer Dmae Roberts recently found out when she got to interview legendary author Ursula K. Le Guin for the second time. The author of 40 plus books, Le Guin is a much gifted and prolific writer much loved by fans around the world. And in this half hour Oregon Treasures special, Le Guin shares thoughts about her work and the Oregon landscapes that have inspired her.

Best known for her literary science fiction and fantasy books, Le Guin crosses all genres.  She recently published a book of poetry and drawings with photographs by Roger Dorband. They are doing a series of readings which started with a book launch at Looking Glass Books in Sellwood. Roberts also visited with Le Guin recently at her home to talk about her works and career.



This is a special documentary edition of Stage and Studio, aired on KBOO-FM, Portland. Featured music "Music & Poetry of the Kesh" by Todd Barton

Hear more Stage and Studio programs.

Or more Oregon Treasures shows.

Broadcast History

Aired on KBOO on Stage & Studio, 11/02/10.

Transcript

DMAE ROBERTS: I’m Dmae Roberts. This is a special Oregon Treasures edition of Stage and Studio. And we’re focusing on author Ursula K. Le Guin.

MUSIC FADES UP

URSULA K. LE GUIN: Women’s writing tends to get disappeared when they die. Even very well considered women, a generation later—“Who is she?” And then other women usually have to dig them out again and say, “Look, this was a really good poet.” And I just thought, “Gee, is that still going to be happening?”

DMAE ROBERTS: Oregon Treasures features veteran artists and arts organizations that have made an impact on the state. And it’s made possible with funding by the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

The song we’re listening to is composed by Todd Barton, resident composer for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. It’s titled “River Song” and it’s part of a CD called “Music & Poetry of the Kesh” written for Ursula K. Le Guin’s book “A...
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Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
A River Song Todd Barton Music and Poetry of the Kesh. :00

Additional Credits

Production Assistance Tali Singer

Related Website

http://stageandstudio.org