Summer Book Series http://northernpublicradio.org en Four Prescriptions For Cabin Fever http://northernpublicradio.org/post/four-prescriptions-cabin-fever <p>If you suffer from cabin fever during cold weather, WNIJ offers something that's good for what ails you. We have invited four writers to be part of our <strong>Winter Book Series</strong>, which airs Wednesdays in December during Morning Edition. This is the second time this year we have introduced you to authors from northern Illinois. (You might remember our <a href="http://www.northernpublicradio.org/term/summer-book-series">Summer Book Series </a>from last June.)</p><p></p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 12:28:37 +0000 WNIJ 21820 at http://northernpublicradio.org Four Prescriptions For Cabin Fever WNIJ Seeks Authors http://northernpublicradio.org/post/wnij-seeks-authors <p>WNIJ is issuing a call to authors for our first-ever <b>Winter Book Series</b>. We're looking for writers from northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin who've recently published novels, short story collections, poetry collections, memoirs, and academic works that could interest a general audience. We expect many of these books will be published by independent presses or university presses, but we will consider self-published works that have been professionally edited. Submissions will be accepted through October 5. Tue, 04 Sep 2012 13:23:52 +0000 WNIJ 17817 at http://northernpublicradio.org WNIJ Seeks Authors Rock author: AC/DC better with Bon Scott http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rock-author-acdc-better-bon-scott <p>AC/DC was better with <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon_Scott">Bon Scott</a>? For many <a href="http://www.acdc.com/us/home">AC/DC </a>fans, those are fightin&#39; words.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 06:00:01 +0000 Dan Klefstad 14046 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rock author: AC/DC better with Bon Scott Author OK with Midwestern label, for now http://northernpublicradio.org/post/author-ok-midwestern-label-now <div style="color:#000; background-color:#fff; font-family:times new roman, new york, times, serif;font-size:14pt"><div><a href="http://www.engl.niu.edu/people_details.php?pid=119" target="_blank">Molly McNett</a> doesn&#39;t write exclusively about the Midwest, but rural Illinois is a big part of her identity and her writing. &quot;I&#39;m not going to write about hipsters in Brooklyn,&quot; she says, &quot;because I just don&#39;t know a lot about that.&quot; Fri, 22 Jun 2012 17:01:00 +0000 Dan Klefstad 13666 at http://northernpublicradio.org Author OK with Midwestern label, for now Author OK with Midwestern label, for now http://northernpublicradio.org/post/author-ok-midwestern-label-now-0 <div style="color:#000; background-color:#fff; font-family:times new roman, new york, times, serif;font-size:14pt"><div><a href="http://www.engl.niu.edu/people_details.php?pid=119" target="_blank">Molly McNett</a> doesn&#39;t write exclusively about the Midwest, but rural Illinois is a big part of her identity and her writing. &quot;I&#39;m not going to write about hipsters in Brooklyn,&quot; she says, &quot;because I just don&#39;t know a lot about that.&quot; Fri, 22 Jun 2012 11:17:09 +0000 Dan Klefstad 13780 at http://northernpublicradio.org Author OK with Midwestern label, for now NIU poet publishes, alter ego still waits for "Editor" to reply http://northernpublicradio.org/post/niu-poet-publishes-alter-ego-still-waits-editor-reply <div class="msg-body inner undoreset" id="yui_3_2_0_5_1339584987698451" role="main" style=""><div id="yiv1907693963"><div id="yui_3_2_0_5_1339584987698450"><div id="yui_3_2_0_5_1339584987698449" style="color:#000;background-color:#fff;font-family:times new roman, new york, times, serif;font-size:14pt;"><div id="yui_3_2_0_5_1339584987698558"><a href="http://www.engl.niu.edu/people_details.php?pid=98" id="yui_3_2_0_5_1339584987698442" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span id="lw_1339585061_0">Amy Newman</span></a> has published more than 200 poems. She is also a <a href="http://www.niu.edu/provost/awards/prp.shtml">Presidential Research Professor</a> at Northern Illinois University. Her alter ego, &quot;Amy Newman,&quot; is less successful but clings to the hope that an editor will publish her work. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 12:16:02 +0000 Dan Klefstad 13390 at http://northernpublicradio.org NIU poet publishes, alter ego still waits for "Editor" to reply Belvidere preacher rides a Harley for Jesus http://northernpublicradio.org/post/belvidere-preacher-rides-harley-jesus-0 <p><a href="http://www.koppdisclosure.com/">Robert Kopp</a> wants you to know something:&nbsp; Jesus loves you, and he would&#39;ve ridden a motorcycle back in the day.&nbsp; The Rev. Dr. Kopp&#39;s new book, <em>I Just Wanna Ride (FTW)</em>, describes how the biker lifestyle leads to a more authentic faith.&nbsp; It&#39;s the first installment of WNIJ&#39;s <a href="http://www.northernpublicradio.org/post/northern-illinois-authors-share-stories-wnij">Summer Book Series</a>.</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 13:57:53 +0000 Dan Klefstad 12652 at http://northernpublicradio.org Belvidere preacher rides a Harley for Jesus Belvidere preacher rides a Harley for Jesus http://northernpublicradio.org/post/belvidere-preacher-rides-harley-jesus <p><a href="http://www.koppdisclosure.com/">Robert Kopp</a> wants you to know something:&nbsp; Jesus loves you, and he would&#39;ve ridden a motorcycle back in the day.&nbsp; The Rev. Dr. Kopp&#39;s new book, <em>I Just Wanna Ride (FTW)</em>, describes how the biker lifestyle leads to a more authentic faith.&nbsp; It&#39;s the first installment of WNIJ&#39;s <a href="http://www.northernpublicradio.org/post/northern-illinois-authors-share-stories-wnij">Summer Book Series</a>.</p> Tue, 29 May 2012 13:12:55 +0000 Dan Klefstad 12452 at http://northernpublicradio.org Belvidere preacher rides a Harley for Jesus Northern Illinois authors share stories with WNIJ http://northernpublicradio.org/post/northern-illinois-authors-share-stories-wnij <p>Literature is alive and vital in DeKalb and the Rockford area.&nbsp; I learned this after interviewing five authors for WNIJ&#39;s Summer Book Series, which airs every Friday in June.&nbsp;</p><p>This is the first such series by WNIJ News since I started hosting Morning Edition in 1997 and, to be honest, none of us knew anything about the authors who lived here.&nbsp; The only thing we knew was this:&nbsp; The books we wanted for this series should be the kind you&#39;d want to read while on vacation.</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 17:48:39 +0000 Dan Klefstad 12201 at http://northernpublicradio.org Northern Illinois authors share stories with WNIJ