Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Audio: Alabama Author Podcasts from AFN

The Atlanta Forum Network (part of Public Broadcasting Atlanta) provides free access to podcasts of public lectures and readings. Many of these are readings by and/or discussions with recently published authors. They take place at venues such as the High Museum of Art, the Georgia Center for the Book, and the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum.

Some of these files are in RealPlayer format and some are in Windows Media format. To install RealPlayer, download the free version from the RealPlayer installers page. To install Windows Media Player, download the free version from the Windows Media Player installers page.

If you prefer to save files for later listening, some audios are available as downloadable mp3 files through the WGBH Forum Network, a partner program to AFN. To download, right-click on the "MP3 Download" link and choose "Save Link As ..." (Firefox) or "Save Target As ..." (Internet Explorer). (Left-clicking the link will cause the mp3 file to stream using your default media player.)

American Wars, American Peace (Philip K. Beidler)

The Prince of Frogtown (Rick Bragg)

Ralph Ellison: Invisible Man (Arnold Rampersad)

Download mp3 audio of Rampersad/Ellison lecture

Resisting History: Gender, Modernity, and Authorship (Barbara Ladd on Zora Neale Hurston)

Download mp3 audio of Ladd/Hurston lecture

The Girl Who Stopped Swimming (Joshilyn Jackson)

Queen of Broken Hearts (Cassandra King)

Download mp3 audio of King reading

Meet the Poet: Sonia Sanchez

Gay Talese: His Portraits and Encounters

Georgia Review: Natasha Trethewey and Stephen Dunn

Download mp3 audio of Trethewey and Dunn readings

Poetry Readings: Natasha Trethewey

Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Musician (Daniel Wallace)

Download mp3 audio of Wallace discussion

Midge Coates, Project Manager
This Goodly Land: Alabama's Literary Landscape

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