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Word S10.8 – 2023 highlights and 'Tiny Library' winners

On this season-ending episode of Word, we highlight some of those who appeared during 2023. It's a "Fest Of Us," celebrating literature and the winners of KJZZ's "Tiny Library" drawing.

Donna Ives won the kids collection. She's a retired teacher from the Valley. 

Josiah McNeil won the adult collection. He's a student at Arizona State University.

Once again, we employed the metaphor of listening to stories around a "digital" campfire.

Of course, time spent around such often includes music, so here's the "set list" for this episode which links back to the full shows.

Author segmentEpisodeListen
Daniel Suarez9.1Word S9.1 — ‘Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it’: Sci-fi, Black history and haiku
Jamie Galloway Haiku winner9.3Word S9.3 — Shakespeare, hiking, poetry on vinyl and a haiku winner share some thematic space
Biruni Hariadi Poetry Out Loud9.4Word S9.4 – Country music in the West and poetry reverberate the sounds of spring
Mary Louise Kelly9.5Word S9.5 – National Poetry Month ‘Goes. So. Fast.’
Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford10.1Word S10.1 – Anecdotes: Baseball, biography and Bob Dylan
Chuck Palahniuk10.3Word S10.3 – Carew Papritz on banning books, plus murder with J.A. Jance and Chuck Palahniuk

Thanks for listening to this new holiday tradition of “Word” we call “Fest Of Us” and celebrating our longevity, with an eye on the future as we hope to be back in 2024 with Season 11.

This program, which has been nominated for Edward R. Murrow and Public Media Journalists Association Awards, is made possible by the generous support from KJZZ members who give monthly sustaining contributions.

If you haven’t had a chance to do so, please consider a year-end gift of $10, $20 or even $30 dollars per month to sustain the quality non-biased news, information and entertaining programming like “Word” you’ve come to expect from KJZZ. Whatever is in your budget, is the right amount.

Thanks for listening, and Happy New Year!

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Tom Maxedon was the host of KJZZ’s Weekend Edition from 2017 to 2024.