Our podcast hits 50 episodes!

Posted on September 26, 2014. Filed under: Fun Stuff, Libraries and Librarians | Tags: , |

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Today the 50th episode of Listeners in the Mist has been uploaded – an interview with Creative Writing Instructor Keith Whelan. From humble beginnings, the podcast has grown over the last two years into an archive of many interviews with staff, writers, comic artists, poets, book binders, book store owners, editors and more! We’ve even done a Skype interview with an author in NZ.

Thanks to staff, all of the previous guests, and to John Merriman for being the voice of the show.

 

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Natalie Muller in the Library

Posted on July 25, 2014. Filed under: Books, Writing | Tags: , , , , , |

As you all know, Natalie Muller (Editor-in-residence for 2014 at the Blue Mountains City Library) has been holding her free reading/editing feedback service in our library branches this year. But do you want to find out a bit more about who she is and what she does? Click here to listen to our podcast interview with her, online. It’s a great listen!

Passionate about bringing authors and readers together, Natalie is interested in bringing new voices to the reading public, and exploring the possibilities of e-books. She offers a reading service, providing authors with a critical assessment of their manuscript, highlighting their strengths and weaknesses.

She will be visiting our library branches and making herself available to discuss reading, writing, what it is like to be a writer and how to improve your writing. The remaining 2014 dates for this free service are: Saturday 9th August at Katoomba Library, Saturday 13thSeptember at Blaxland Library, Saturday 11th October at Springwood Library and Saturday 8th November at Blaxland Library.

Find out more about Natalie and her services via her website at: www.nataliemuller.weebly.com

Also, submissions are now open for the first edition of The Wild Goose, a literary e-journal Natalie is starting, focusing on new Australian writing. The theme of the first edition will be ‘Summer’ – please feel free to interpret this however you like. Submissions of essays, short stories, memoir, poetry and visual material will be accepted. Please have your work submitted before November 1st to be considered for the launch issue. Send your submissions to thewildgoose@optusnet.com.au

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Podcast Blog Facelift

Posted on November 13, 2013. Filed under: Fun Stuff, Blogging, Web sites | Tags: , |

The ‘Listeners in the Mist’ blog site has had a facelift! John Merriman has very kindly allowed us to use one of his photos for the header image, and the layout of the blog has changed somewhat – it now resonates a little more with the design of ‘Readers in the Mist’ blog. If you have any suggestions for additions to the links/widgets for the page, please let Naomi know. Have a look, see what you think: http://listenersinthemist.podbean.com/. And while you’re at it, have a listen 🙂 We’ve had some wonderful authors on as guests recently.

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FurRead Podcast with Eleonora Jezierska

Posted on September 11, 2013. Filed under: Books, Fun Stuff, Libraries and Librarians | Tags: , , , , , |

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Katoomba Library’s very own Eleonora kindly agreed to be the latest guest on the library podcast, for August’s ‘FurRead’ – books about animals. Being such a passionate animal advocate, she was the perfect guest for this month, and she shared lots of good book and film suggestions. Take a listen here, or search for ‘Listeners in the Mist’ in iTunes to download.

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Two New Podcasts

Posted on December 4, 2012. Filed under: Books | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

 

Fiona Turner and Kate Shayler - photo by John Merriman

We have two new podcasts up for your listening pleasure –

Episode 28: Springwood local and winner of the October Love2Read Book Review Competition, Patrica Allen, reads her winning entry and talks to John about her reading life.

Click here to listen to the interview online, or search for ‘Listeners in the Mist’ in iTunes to download it for free.

Episode 29: After her wonderful talk and book signing at Springwood Library last week, we were able to gain an interview with Kate Shayler, author of a new book called Burnished, as well as her publicist Fiona Turner. Kate’s latest book is a collection of stories from other ex-Burnside kids.  It’s a fantastic read and a wonderful insight into recent Australian history and into the lives of some amazing people. The book has also just won the 2012 best Non-Fiction (Biography) in the Global e-book awards in the US.

Click here to listen to the interview online, or search for ‘Listeners in the Mist’ in iTunes to download it for free.

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Another Great Poetry Podcast

Posted on November 17, 2012. Filed under: Fun Stuff, Poetry | Tags: , , , , , , , |

We were lucky enough to have another poet join us on a podcast episode recently, Craig Billingham. A local poet (Katoomba), Craig will be one of the poets performing at Poetry Under the Stars on Nov 30th.

Click here to listen online, or search for ‘Listeners in the Mist’ in iTunes to download it.

About Craig Billingham:
Craig’s poems have been published in many Australian journals, including recently in Heat, Meanjin, Snorkel, and Antipodes. Craig’s poem “The Fan” was published in 2011 as part of The Red Room Company’s Sun Herald “Extra” Series.

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Poetry Podcasts

Posted on November 7, 2012. Filed under: Fun Stuff, Poetry | Tags: , , , , , , |

In the lead-up to Poetry Under the Stars, two of our latest podcasts feature poets and performers Gregory North and Sandy Holmes – including wonderful recitations from each. If you get the chance to listen, you can enjoy these podcasts here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 24 – Poet Gregory North

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 25 – Poet Sandy Holmes

We have two more poetry podcasts in the pipeline as well. A big thanks to Kathy for asking the poets to be on the podcast, and for all of her work towards Poetry Under the Stars.

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Marnie Thomas Podcast

Posted on October 23, 2012. Filed under: Fun Stuff, Libraries and Librarians | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Image: Naomi Oliver 2012

Our latest podcast episode is up – can you believe we’re up to number 23?! This week, we have an interview with our own Marnie Thomas. With the Love2Read theme for October being ‘Explore’, Marnie reveals her favourite ‘Explore’ book, as well as her best bushwalk so far this year. Check it out!

You can listen to it here or subscribe to ‘Listeners in the Mist’ in iTunes.

If you would like to be a podcast guest, or suggest a guest, please let Naomi or John know. We’re after guests from all walks of life, but who are somehow related to books, reading or libraries.

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Melanie Elkan on ‘Listeners in the Mist’

Posted on October 10, 2012. Filed under: Fun Stuff, Libraries and Librarians | Tags: , , , , |

Thanks to Heidi and Melanie for a great new podcast episode – this week Heidi interviews Melanie about her love of reading from an early age. Click here to listen online.

If you too would like to be a staff guest on the podcast, we have free spots for November (with the Love2Read theme ‘Cry’) and December (‘Love2Read’). The interview usually lasts from between 5 to 15 minutes and you can either record it with John in Local Studies, or Naomi can come to you if that is more convenient.

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Podcast Interview With Chelsea Seddon

Posted on October 6, 2012. Filed under: Books, Fun Stuff, Libraries and Librarians, Web 2.0 + Web 2.1 | Tags: , , , |

Another Love2Read podcast episode is online now, for your listening pleasure – this time it’s an interview with Library Assistant Chelsea Seddon about her favourite books. Click here to listen to the audio, or search for ‘Listeners in the Mist’ in iTunes to download it. If you’d like to be a guest staff interviewee this year, please contact Naomi or John to arrange a date. The Love2Read themes left for the year are: Oct – ‘Explore’, Nov – ‘Cry’ and Dec – ‘Love2Read’.

 

 

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