writing http://kcur.org en Ray Bradbury Remembered By Loving Biographer http://kcur.org/post/ray-bradbury-remembered-loving-biographer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Writer Ray Bradbury was an American icon. His work straddled genres, uniting the seemingly-disparate worlds of science fiction and high literature, haunting readers' imaginations with side shows, skeletons, bright stars, the dark skies of space, solitary front porches and late night train whistles.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:57:27 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 53874 at http://kcur.org Writers' Roundtable: KC Edition http://kcur.org/post/writers-roundtable-kc-edition-0 <p></p><div>Writing can be a solitary pursuit, and that can mean the&nbsp;<strong>tricks of the trade remain quiet</strong>.&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 09 May 2013 15:13:34 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 36452 at http://kcur.org Writers' Roundtable: KC Edition Remembering KC Writer Tom Ryan http://kcur.org/post/remembering-kc-writer-tom-ryan <p>He's here forever, but gone for now, succumbing to a sudden heart attack.</p><p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 19:32:51 +0000 Jabulani Leffall 23643 at http://kcur.org Remembering KC Writer Tom Ryan Writing What Didn't Happen: Historical Fiction http://kcur.org/post/writing-what-didnt-happen-historical-fiction <p>There&#39;s no debating that a good non-fiction book can bring life to overlooked history.&nbsp; But when everything&#39;s been told about that event....or you have an idea for an &quot;alternative&quot; history, where to turn? <strong>Historical fiction</strong>.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 15:20:35 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 18514 at http://kcur.org Writing What Didn't Happen: Historical Fiction New Approaches to Teaching Postsecondary Writing http://kcur.org/post/new-approaches-teaching-postsecondary-writing <p>First up on Thursday&#39;s <strong><a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/centralstandard"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, </strong>a look at new approaches to helping students write at a postsecondary level. We discuss a new framework that fosters what&rsquo;s called &ldquo;habits of mind&rdquo; and is gaining wider use, even in light of the current teach-to-the-test mentality in school systems across the nation. Thu, 19 Jan 2012 00:46:37 +0000 Danie Alexander, Jabulani Leffall & Andrea Silenzi 11126 at http://kcur.org New Approaches to Teaching Postsecondary Writing A Memoir of Farm and Family http://kcur.org/post/memoir-farm-and-family <p>Growing up on a farm made<strong> <a href="http://www.jomcdougall.net/biography.html">Jo McDougall </a></strong>a poet. She remembers walking around barefoot, and taking in the sights and the sounds of her families rice farm in - no, not Asia - but in rural Arkansas. She points out that many people may not realize that rice is grown in the US, and Arkansas is the largest rice-producing state in the country.<br /> Wed, 28 Dec 2011 00:22:04 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 9759 at http://kcur.org A Memoir of Farm and Family