granquistpaulaListen Fridays at 9:00am (replayed on Saturday also at 12:00 Noon) to Paula Granquist’s “ArtZany!: Radio for the Imagination”

Paula’s Guest/Topic this week:

Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes three distinctive and distinguished and important voices:

First, author Benjamin Percy will discuss his new novel Red Moon.

Next, the one and only Dr. Maya Angelou will share stories for Mother’s Day from her new memoir Mom & Me & Mom.

Then we’ll close the show with the voices of the Northfield Latino Play Festival opening next weekend

Please join me this week for a spectacular ArtZAny! – Radio for the Imagination.


Listen Here: ArtZany! Radio 5/10/13

Find today’s conversations at:

Benjamin Percy @ 1:00

Maya Angelou @ 23:30

Northfield Latino Play Festival @ 36:30


ArtZany! Radio STORY #1

Today on ArtZany! Radio, Paula Granquist welcomes author Benjamin Percy, a “sideburned, growly author” (that’s from his Twitter feed @Benjamin_Percy) of the recently released novel Red Moon and novel The Wilding as well as two books of stories, Refresh, Refresh and The Language of Elk. His website is:

His honors include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Whiting Writers’ Award, the Plimpton Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, and inclusion in Best American Short Stories and Best American Comics. He is currently adapting The Wilding into a screenplay for filmmaker Guillermo Arriaga (Babel, 21 Grams) and completing a novel called The Dead Lands (forthcoming from Grand Central/Hachette in 2014), a post-apocalyptic re-imagining of the Lewis and Clark saga. Benjamin Percy is a contributing editor at Esquire and writes for GQ, Time, Outside, Tin House, and Poets & Writers. He is the writer-in-residence at St. Olaf College and teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Pacific University.


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Barnes & Noble – Edina, MN

with Ethan Rutherford

Start: May 16, 2013 7:00 pm
End: May 16, 2013 8:00 pm
Venue: Barnes & Noble
Phone: (952)920-0633
Address: 3225 W 69th, Edina, MN, MN, 55435, United States


Monday, May 20, 2013

Rueb ‘n’ Stein – Northfield, MN

Reading, party, and music by The Counterfactuals on the second floor of the restaurant

Start: May 20, 2013 7:30 pm
End: May 20, 2013 9:00 pm
Venue: Rueb ‘n’ Stein
Address: 503 Division St, Northfield, MN, United States


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Hennepin County Library Club Book

Start: May 29, 2013 7:00 pm
End: May 29, 2013 8:00 pm
Venue: Southdale Library
Address: 7001 York Ave S., Edina, 55435



ArtZany! Radio STORY #2

Today on ArtZany! Radio, Paula Granquist welcomes poet, writer, performer, teacher, and director Dr. Maya Angelou. Her latest work is Mom & Me & Mom

In MOM & ME & MOM, Angelou dramatizes her years reconciling with the mother she preferred to simply call Lady, revealing the profound moments that shifted the balance of love and respect between them. Maya Angelou says: “My mother’s gifts of courage to me were both large and small. The latter are woven so subtly into the fabric of my psyche that I can hardly distinguish where she stops and I begin.”

Filled with photos from Angelou’s private collection, this heartfelt tribute to motherhood and unconditional love is the work of a lifetime for Angelou. She was raised in Stamps, Arkansas, and then moved to San Francisco. In addition to her groundbreaking autobiographies, beginning with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings in 1969, she has also written two cookbooks, five poetry collections, including I Shall Not Be Moved, three books of essays, including Letter to My Daughter, and six long-form poems, including “Mother” and “On the Pulse of Morning,” read at the inauguration of President William Jefferson Clinton. Visit to learn more about her work and life.


ArtZany! Radio STORY #3

Today on ArtZany! Radio, Paula Granquist welcomes Jennifer Lompart and the students from the Northfield Latino Play Festival. The 3rd Annual Latino Play Festival Sol Y Sombra (Sun and Shadows) explores what it means to be Mexican, the be American – and to be yourself. Ten talented Northfield students have written and created these stories about the Latino community today. This program was developed and mentored by teacher extraordinaire Jennifer Lompart and the production is directed by Linda Henderson.

Northfield Latino Play Festival

20+ plays telling the stories of identity and self caught between two cultures

Friday, 17 May and Saturday, 18 May, 7:00pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater


Thursday, 23 May and Friday, 24 May, 7:00pm

Northfield High School Audtorium



Tickets: suggested donation $10

All proceeds go to TORCH Northfield – Tackling Obstacles and Raising College Hopes