|August 24, 2011, Missoula, Montana (photos by Celeste River)|
Beth Ann Austein (she's the one wearing headphones, sitting at the far left side of the photo above) recorded the event, which has been edited into two programs that will air September 29 and October 6.
The event and production of two The Write Question radio programs were funded by Women, War & Peace, a 5-part PBS series that documents the effects of modern wars on women and children. More information about that series is below. Also below, the entire reading on Vimeo.
Then Phil Condon, Director of UM's Environmental Writing Institute, reads an abridged version of his essay, "On the Hill Above the Valley," which was published in his 2004 collection, Montana Surround.
You can hear it all Thursday evening, September 29, at 6:30 (YPRadio.org) or 7:30 (MTPR.org). Or, listen anytime online.
This program was funded by the upcoming PBS series, Women, War & Peace. Beginning October 11, Women, War & Peace will air on five consecutive Tuesday evenings on PBS stations. The series challenges the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men's domain-revealing how the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties.
Watch the entire live reading on Vimeo:
"Prose & Poetry about Conflict and Peace" on Vimeo.