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Mar 7, 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. Sarah Gilman, Suzi Banks Baum, Kelli Fitzpatrick, and Heather Clitheroe read selections from their essay, short story and poetry collections. This episode is part two of a three-part series taped live at Arromwmont’s Pentaculum writer’s nights.


Sarah Gilman is a Portland, Oregon-based freelance writer and editor who covers the environment, science and the arts. She is a contributing editor at High Country News and her work has appeared in National Geographic, Audubon, Smithsonian, and The Guardian. Suzi Banks Baum is a writer, artist, actress, teacher, community organizer, and mom. With roots in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, she lives in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Suzi inspires women to live from the space of creative spirit through her workshops steeped in book arts, ritual, and writing. Her work can be found in Easy Street Magazine, Literary Mama, Rebelle Society and Mothers Always Write. Kelli Fitzpatrick is a science fiction author, high school English teacher, and community activist from Beaverton, Michigan. Her short story “The Sunwalkers” was selected as a winner of the Star Trek Strange New Worlds writing contest sponsored by CBS Consumer Products, and is published in the Strange New Worlds 2016 anthology from Simon and Schuster. Heather Clitheroe is a Calgary, Alberta based science fiction author whose work has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Kaleidotrope, and in Lightspeed's Women Destroy SF special issue. She is a past participant of the Banff Centre for the Arts' writing residency program and the Leighton Artists' Colony.


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