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A special thanks to our listeners and readers

Thank you, listeners, for your attention and kind words these past few years as we’ve built Writers@WRUV on 90.1, WRUV-FM. We’ve been all about Vermont fiction, essays and poetry. Your calls and emails tell us that you have been, too.

We launched The WRUV Reader in Fall 2012. Readers included (clockwise from left) Nancy Welch, Ben Aleshire, Aaron Smith, Antonello Borra, Major Jackson, Phillip Baruth, Abby Paige, Zoe Lewis, Theodora Ziolkowski and Tina Escaja.

We launched The WRUV Reader in Fall 2012. Readers included (clockwise from left) Nancy Welch, Ben Aleshire, Aaron Smith, Antonello Borra, Major Jackson, Phillip Baruth, Abby Paige, Zoe Lewis, Theodora Ziolkowski and Tina Escaja.

We’re going on indefinite hiatus. Doubtless we’ll be unable to resist hosting and posting the occasional reading from WRUV, so please do stay tuned. In the meantime, you can use this site to listen to our archived shows and use the list below to locate your own copy of The WRUV Reader, our 2012 anthology of the best writing heard on Writers@WRUV.

Find your copy of The WRUV Reader in Burlington and online.

Finally, thanks so much to our authors, who donated their time and their work. All proceeds from The WRUV Reader benefit media education at The University of Vermont, and your work allows us to make that education happen.

Listeners, if there’s any writer who you would like to hear on the radio, you can still reach us at Writers@WRUV.org.

Till then, keep it locked to your better alternative, WRUV-FM, 90.1 in Burlington.

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Suzi Wizowaty reads from The Round Barn

Suzi Wizowaty

Suzi Wizowaty

Suzi Wizowaty reads two excerpts from her 2002 novel, The Round Barn, in a show first broadcast on Oct. 22, 2009.

In the first excerpt, a character named David, who has yet to tell the world that he is gay, finds himself falling in love with his high school teacher, Mr. Marcus. In the second excerpt, a character named Tuesday Bailey figures out something on a hunting trip in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.

Before and after the reading, the author speaks of her new role as a Vermont state legislator, the unexpected collegiality she’s found among the politicians in Montpelier, and the best way to find the “writing angels” needed to produce great fiction!

Listen to the show.

Read the excerpts as they appeared in Suzi’s book.

Visit the author’s legislative blog.

Suzi Wizowaty is the author of the children’s novel A Tour of Evil (Philomel, 2005) and novel for adults, The Round Barn (Hardscrabble Books, 2002), a BookSense 76 pick.  She has won a Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award for an earlier novel for children as well as grants from the Vermont Arts Council and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Wizowaty has worked as a reporter, editor, bookseller, librarian, teacher and non-profit administrator. Currently she teaches writing at Champlain, St. Michael’s and Burlington colleges and leads occasional book discussions for the Vermont Humanities Council in libraries, hospitals and prisons.

In 2008, she ran for the Vermont House of Representatives in the two-member Chittenden-3-5 district, and, as a writer, she frequently blogs about her experience in the legislature.

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