HUSH Library Podcast #77 – Arty Awards

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In this episode, we celebrate the 2015 Arty Award Nominees for Literary Arts. Poet Annette Hope Billings and Journalist Jeffrey Ann Goudie join us for a discussion of their inspirations, literary lives, and connections to Topeka.


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Show Notes

The 2015 ARTY Awards will honor the best and the brightest of Topeka’s arts scene with awards for the best in performing, visual, literary and community arts.

Literary Art Award: This award goes to a writer or group of writers who have a Topeka connection or who write about the city.

2015 Literary Arts Award Nominees

  • Annette Billings
  • Jeffrey Ann Goudie
  • Doug Wallace

The winner will be announced July 25, 2015 at the 2015 ARTY Awards!

Annette Hope Billings

Annette Hope Billings is a poet, playwright, actress and director who retired this year, after thirty-eight years of nursing, to “move my art from the back of the stove to the front burner.” She is the author of two collections of poetry, the most recent being “A Net Full of Hope”, available on Amazon.

She has been dubbed “Maya of the Midwest” by her readers and wears that mantle with gratitude and humility. Connect with Annette on Facebook or view performance videos of her work.

Jeffrey Ann Goudie

Jeffrey Ann Goudie is a freelance writer and book reviewer.  Her reviews have appeared in the Kansas City Star, the Women’s Review of Books, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the New York Times Book Review and in newspapers across the country through the McClatchy wire service. She appears as a regular guest on Kansas City’s NPR affiliate, KCUR, to dish about books with other book critics. For Topeka Magazine, she writes profiles of Topekans making a positive contribution to their community. For the Huffington Post, she writes political commentary. For a number of years she wrote a newspaper column first for the Topeka Capital-Journal, then for the Topeka Metro News. She is married to writer and English professor Thomas Fox Averill. They have two children.

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If you enjoyed this episode of HUSH, find some of our other episiodes including fan favorites like Best Books of 2014True Grit/Big Read, Confessions of a Smut Reader, and Kansas Notable Books.

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Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Health Information Librarian, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book group leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, Community Novel Project leader, HUSH podcaster, and frequent library customer. She reads a new book every few days, but recently enjoyed Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley.