About This Show
A weekly program for grownups who care about children, with topics that will help the rising generation discover literature and experience the world around them. Hosted by children's literature expert, Rachel Wadham, Education and Juvenile Literature Librarian at the BYU Library. Guests include authors, experts, teachers and parents. New episodes Saturdays at 1:30 pm Eastern.
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Book Inspired by Folktale, Discovering Gems in Poetry
5 days ago
Book Inspired by Folktale (3:40)
Some stories aren’t new. In fact, some stories have been around for centuries. But then, along comes an author who makes it new and fresh, with a personal touch. That’s exactly the story behind our guest author today, Breeana Shields, who has just successfully published her first book, a fictional story based on a very old tale from India about Visha Kanya or “a Poison Maiden.” Breeana’s book is entitled Poison’s Kiss. The sequel, Poison’s Cage, comes out in 2018. Shields graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in English. When she’s not reading or writing, she loves traveling, eating good food–especially if it’s pasta or chocolate–and spending time with her husband, her three children and an extremely spoiled miniature poodle.
Discovering Gems in Poetry (14:46)
Up next on Worlds Awaiting, local poet, Gina Clark, talks with Rachel about the joys of digging deeper into a poem – going below the surface, and discovering greater riches in the process. She also suggests reading poetry as a family – even adding a poem to the bedtime routine. Gina Clark is a Utah native and mother of six children. She completed a Master of Fine Arts degree in poetry at Arizona State University and has taught as an adjunct at Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University. She is currently a writing instructor with BYU's Independent Study. Gina is an avid supporter of her local public library in Orem, Utah, where she has been a volunteer storyteller for over a decade. Her monthly "Storytime" presentations might better be called "PoetryTime," since she fills them with poems for readers – young and old alike.
Poetry Readings (25:57)
As long as we’re on the subject, let’s finish up the show with two poems – the first is written by our guest, Gina Clark, entitled A Birds Brain, read by Whitney Snow, Production Assistant for BYU Radio’s The Apple Seed. And, the second poem is Robert Louis Stevenson’s Foreign Lands from A Child’s Garden of Verses, read by Garret Rushforth, BYU Radio Sound Engineer.