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Podcast: Deerfield Filmmakers Share Short Films

This month on the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we are thrilled to share a conversation with three Deerfield filmmakers about their recent award-winning short films: Marina Shifrin, writer of Pickled Herring, and Bryan Simpson and Taylor Simpson, creators of Creating Things.  This conversation was recorded as part of a special live podcast and film screening… Read More

Podcast: Amina Gautier, author of The Best That You Can Do: Stories

On this episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we are honored to welcome author Amina Gautier to discuss her recently published collection of short stories, The Best That You Can Do (Soft Skull Press, 2024).  Amina Gautier is one of the most prolific and acclaimed short story writers working today, and she lives in… Read More

Podcast: Dr. Jennifer MacLure’s new book on Victorian Fiction, The Feeling of Letting Die

This month on the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, it is my great pleasure to present a conversation with Dr. Jennifer MacLure, Assistant Professor of English at Kent State University, on the occasion of the publication of her book, The Feeling of Letting Die: Necroeconomics and Victorian Fiction (Ohio State University Press, 2023). (Our conversation is… Read More

Podcast: Poet Robert Pinsky on his memoir Jersey Breaks

This month on the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, it is my great honor to present a conversation I had with the poet Robert Pinsky on the occasion of the publication of his new memoir, Jersey Breaks: Becoming an American Poet (W. W. Norton & Company, 2022). Robert Pinsky is a celebrated poet, essayist, translator, teacher,… Read More

Podcast: Deerfield’s Bestselling Author, Lisa Barr

This month on the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we are sharing the recording of the special in-person interview we held earlier this month with New York Times bestselling author—and Deerfield resident—Lisa Barr. Our conversation was recorded live in front of an enthusiastic audience of fans, family, friends, book clubs, book bloggers, and neighbors. Lisa Barr’s… Read More

Podcast: Pianist Seymour Bernstein

This month on the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we have the honor of presenting a fascinating conversation with world-famous pianist Seymour Bernstein. You may know Seymour as the subject of the widely acclaimed 2015 documentary Seymour, an Introduction, directed by Ethan Hawke. The film tells Seymour’s inspiring story of abandoning his solo concert career at… Read More

Podcast: Chicago poet Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué on Madness

This month on the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we are thrilled to present a dynamic conversation with Chicago-based poet and writer Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué, author most recently of the poetry collection Madness (Nightboat Books, 2022). Gabriel was one of our Queer Poem-a-Day poets earlier this year, also featured on our podcast feed, and we are so… Read More

Presenting Queer Poem-a-Day 2022

We are so excited to launch the second year of our special Pride Month podcast series Queer Poem-a-Day. Exclusive to the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, which otherwise features interviews with authors and other notable people, Queer Poem-a-Day is the first daily-poetry podcast to focus exclusively on the LGBTQIA+ community. Once again we are thrilled to… Read More

Podcast: LYNX Project’s New Album With Lyrics by Neurodiverse Writers

This month on the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we’re celebrating a new album, beautiful small things, from the LYNX Project, a Chicago-based non-profit that uses the form of contemporary classical art song to connect with diverse communities.  beautiful small things features songs from the LYNX Project’s Amplify Series, which takes texts written by primarily non-speaking… Read More

Dr. Debbie Reese on Native Children’s Literature

This month on the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we are honored to welcome Dr. Debbie Reese, a tribally enrolled Nambé Pueblo author and scholar. Dr. Reese is best known for her popular blog American Indians in Children’s Literature which “provides critical analysis of Indigenous peoples in children's and young adult books.”  Our conversation offers an… Read More

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