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Welcome to Page Count, a new podcast presented by the Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library. This podcast celebrates authors, illustrators, librarians, booksellers, literary advocates, and readers in and from the state of Ohio.
Page Count launches April 26 and will offer a new episode every other Tuesday.
Guests quoted in this trailer:
- Devon Halliday, literary agent, Transatlantic Agency
- Christopher Gonzalez, author, I’m Not Hungry but I Could Eat
- Betty Weibel, author, The Ohio Literary Trail: A Guide
- Rachel Cargle, founder, Elizabeth’s Bookshop and Writing Centre
- David Weaver, executive director, Ohioana Library Association
Additional guests scheduled for upcoming episodes include Thrity Umrigar, Matt Bell, Jyotsna Sreenivasan, Brandi Larsen, and Eric Obenauf and Eliza Wood-Obenauf—with many more to come. Page Count is hosted by Laura Maylene Walter, the Ohio Center for the Book Fellow and author of the novel Body of Stars.
[Devon Halliday] (00:01): It's not the gatekeepers who are in charge. You know, you're the one in charge of your own writing. [Christopher Gonzalez] (00:06): A "no" is not an insult against the writer. [Betty Weibel] (00:10): Our trail and our literary heritage is still evolving. [Rachel Cargle] (00:15): I wanted to give people the opportunity to recognize the writer that is within them. [David Weaver] (00:21): I said, if a state can be proud of its football, baseball, and basketball players, why can't it be proud of its novelists, it poets, its essayists? LeBron James is a wonderful basketball player, but hey, Toni Morrison won the Nobel Prize in literature, that's not too shabby. Laura Maylene Walter (00:43): Welcome to Page Count, a new podcast presented by the Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library. This podcast will celebrate authors, illustrators, librarians, booksellers, literary advocates, and readers in and from the state of Ohio. I'm your host, Laura Maylene Walter, the Ohio Center for the Book Fellow and author of the novel BODY OF STARS. Every other week. I'll interview someone in the literary world who has an Ohio connection. I'll be speaking with authors like Thrity Umrigar, Matt Bell, Christopher Gonzalez, and Jyotnsa Sreenivasan, with many more to come. Other episodes will feature Rachel Cargle, the founder of Elizabeth's Bookshop, former publishing executive Brandi Larsen, and the founders of Columbus-based publisher Two Dollar Radio. We'll also take a tour along the Ohio Literary Trail with the Ohioana Library Association, and literary agent Devon Halliday will critique query letters from Ohio writers. Page Count launches on April 26, so be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts, and spread the word to all fans of literary conversation. So stay tuned for our very first chapters of Page Count, coming April 26.
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