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Mar 8, 2018

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have live readings from this year’s writers-in-residence at the 2018 Arrowmont Pentaculum. Robert Vivian, Katey Schultz, and Nathan Ballingrud read selections from their essay, short story and poetry collections. This episode is part three of a three-part series taped live at Arromwmont’s Pentaculum writer’s nights.


Robert Vivian teaches at Alma College and in the low-residency MFA program at the Vermont College Of Fine Arts. His plays have been produced in New York City, and his poems, essays, and stories have appeared in many literary journals including Georgia Review, Harper’s, Ecotone, and Creative Nonfiction. Katey Schultz grew up in Portland, Oregon, and is most recently from Celo, North Carolina. She is a graduate of the Pacific University MFA in Writing Program and recipient of the Linda Flowers Literary Award from the North Carolina Humanities Council. Nathan Ballingrud was born in Massachusetts but has spent most of his life in the South. He's worked as a bartender in New Orleans and a cook on offshore oil rigs. His story "The Monsters of Heaven" won the inaugural Shirley Jackson Award. He lives in Asheville, NC, with his daughter.


This episode of the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler is sponsored by Sonoma Ceramics at the Sonoma Community Center, one of the North Bay’s leading ceramics studios, offering clay experiences for all ages, levels, and financial means. The center is honored to host a dynamic two-day workshop March 30th and 31st with potter and tea master Shin Young Taek and contemporary Raku artist Kim Young Soo. The two will be demonstrating their innovative techniques for making teapots, building large scale forms from slabs and atmospheric firing. For more information or to sign up for the workshop visit