The No Review Book Show
Jessica Stone has been recognised at the Community Radio Awards for her “no review book show” Dear Reader. The CSR presenter picked up a Bronze in the Speech & Journalism section and a was awarded Silver in the Creative Radio category.
The national awards recognise outstanding broadcasters from community radio stations across the UK and Jessica was amongst those receiving their prizes at a glittering ceremony held at Sheffield’s Hallum Universtity on 15 September.
To celebrate there’s a a chance to hear some highlights from the “no review book show” throughout Freshers’ Week and the show will return at weekends later in the year.
This week in the writer’s room we have poet, short-story writer, and artist Maggie Harris reading from her work and answering questions. Dr Nancy Gaffield hosts the evening as part of the Creative Writing Reading Series at the University of Kent. Meanwhile in the studio, Constantine Nicholas-Rega joins Jessica to listen in and offer commentary. Maggie Harris’s published works include: Canterbury Tales on a Cockcrow Morning, Kiskadee Girl, In Margate by Lunchtime, Writing on Water, and 60 Years of Loving.
Joycean prose? NOPE. Sharona Selby joins Jessica in studio to talk about reading purely for pleasure. Swashbuckling? Bring it. Orphan hero? Even better. A swashbuckling orphan hero that’s also an assassin? That’s the holy grail.
What happens when you have Murdoch, Homer, Obama, and Clinton in the same room together? Magic. Professor Amelia Hadfield brings us 3 wildly different books that speak to our modern political conversation: Iris Murdoch’s The Nice and the Good, Adam Nicolson’s The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters, and Mark Landler’s Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Twilight Struggle over American Power.
Friday 21 September, 6.00pm — Dear Reader – Canterbury Special Dear Reader’s final episode on CSR is a Canterbury special featuring local guests Rachel Meier and Charlie Edwards-Freshwater as well an audio tour of the iconic Catching Lives Bookshop.