Creative Community Blog Back OnlineWell, it's been a year since my last posting, but the CC Blog is now back online.
I won't attempt to name all the great guests we've had in the last twelve months, but I will mention a couple of higlights.
1) Not long after my last posting, The Creative Community Program featuring underwater filmmaker Mike DeGruy was chosen as the the "Best Entertainment Talk Show" program on local access television--for the entire country! You can see a clip of that show on Google video:
2) A year later, Creative Community was once again selected by the Hometown Access Awards, the consortium of American community and educational access television stations, as the best local acccess talk show in the country. The winning program this year was an interview with comedian/actor/poet Mary Rose Betten. The show featured clips of Mary Rose on The Mike Douglas Show, and she had the crew rolling with laughter in the studio.
You can read more about the awards in this press release from Channels Executive Director Hap Freund by clicking on the photo of Mary Rose.
In the interim, I've also been busy as a writer. I have three new collections of poetry. Adventures of the Minor Poet (2007)
and Ways of Being Dead: New and Selected Poems (2006)
are both published by Artamo Press, a local literary publisher.
Starkey's Book of States, a collaboration with my friend the artist Rafael Perea de la Cabada,
is published by Boson Books.
Living Blue in the Red States, a collection of essays I edited,
will be published next month by the University of Nebraska Press.
And now, on to more important matters, the current programs feature Natalie Sanderson, curator of the current "Andy Warhol Presents" exhibition at the UCSB art museum (http://www.uam.ucsb.edu/Pages/current.html) and actor Riley Steiner (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0825993/).
and magician Mark Collier:
A complete weekly schedule of Creative Community show times can always be found at the Channels Website: http://www.sbchannels.tv/
Thanks for encouragement and advice, as always, to Creative Community cameraperson and media wizard extraordinare Lisa Angle