THIS FRIDAY (May 25 at 7:00 p.m. CST), the show I taped in January in Little Rock goes LIVE on NPR’s Arts & Letters.
That’s tomorrow, y’all!
This is such a huge thing for me. And I’d love for you to listen. After all, YOU helped make this happen by being so supporting of The Accidental Salvation of Gracie Lee. You’ve told your friends about the book, invited me to your book clubs, written Amazon & Goodreads reviews, and basically inspired me to keep plugging away at this writing thing.
Arts & Letters
If you’ve never heard an Arts & Letters show, get ready for a treat. The show is produced by professor Brad Minnick of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and is part of KUAR public radio. Arts & Letters highlights arts, humanities, and social sciences, something the world needs more of in spades. Right?
No kidding, the talent generated from such a tiny, rather nondescript studio is absolutely incredible. I witnessed it for myself. I hear it with each episode.
To have my story showcased on Arts & Letters is an honor on par with the first time I saw my book on the shelf at Barnes & Noble or the Fayetteville Public Library.
It’s a pinch-me sort of crazy feeling.
How to Listen:
Several people have asked me how to catch the show. There are two easy ways to listen.
1. In Little Rock/Central Ar: Tune to 89.1 KUAR at 7 p.m. CST on May 25. (94.5 in the Monticello area
94.7 in the Forrest City area)
2. Listen online via the Arts & Letters website. Click HERE, find the blue arrow and click again. Until the show goes live, you can listen to the promo. Better yet, listen to one of the other fabulous Arts & Letters shows. It’ll be good practice😉!
Here’s a screenshot of the website…
Too busy on Friday to listen? No worries. Once the program is live, you can listen to the replay anytime on the web!
I’ll be listening with you. In other words, we’re having a virtual party. The show is 52 minutes long, so grab a beverage, pop some popcorn (Gracie Lee would go with Jiffy Pop), get comfortable, and know I’ll be nervously tuned in with you.
It took several hours to record the show. I’ve not heard it. Yes, I’m a little nervous that I’ll sound like a dork, but my excitement is greater than my nerves.
I would like to offer a huge, heartfelt THANK YOU to…
- Brad Minnick and everyone at KUAR
- the talented musicians bringing Accidental Salvation alive with an incredible soundtrack perfect for my Delta story— Scott and Rosanna, Becca Mancari, Scott Wollschleger, Mandy McBride, Grace Askew and Adam Faucett
- the actors reading as members of the Abbott family—James Greene, Michael Heavner, Lizzy Paige Wells, and Jo McDougall. If you haven’t heard the news, Jo McDougall is Arkansas’s most recent Poet Laureate. (She reads the lines of Ann Abbott!)
- YOU for listening, sharing, and supporting Arts & Letters.
💕 💕 💕
Grace Grits and Gardening
Farm. Food. Garden. Life.
P.S. Follow Arts & Letters on Facebook and you won’t miss a thing!
Musical Pairing (from the episode!):
Scott and Rosanna, Paper Airplanes