How do you interview someone you've admired for decades? Producer Dmae Roberts recently found out when she got to interview legendary author Ursula K. Le Guin for the second time. The author of more than 40 books, Le Guin is a much gifted and prolific writer much loved by fans around the world. And in this half hour Oregon Treasures special, Le Guin shares thoughts about her work and the Oregon landscapes that have inspired her.
(photo top: Ursula K. Le Guin -Photo: Richard Jensen)
(photo below: Ursula K. Le Guin and Roger Dorband - Photo: Richard Jensen)
Best known for her literary science fiction and fantasy books, Le Guin crosses all genres. At the time of this documentary, she had published a book of poetry and drawings with photographs by Roger Dorband. Roberts visited with Le Guin to talk about her works and career.
Dmae also attended a book party for "Out Here" at the Looking Glass books. Le Guin said it was her very first book launch she's ever had.
Oregon Treasures was a special series with funding by the Regional Arts and Culture Council.
This year long series produced by Dmae Roberts brings to light veteran arts organizations and artists who have made an impact for several decades on the artistic landscape of Oregon.
Throughout 2010, Stage and Studio will air these creative feature stories and highly produced half-hour specials of lengthy portraits.
You can hear Stage & Studio at the KBOO website or on 90.7FM live at 11am Tuesdays.