Archive for the ‘Podcasts’ Category

Interview with Poet Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Podcast with Amy Ludwig VanDerwaterImage of Amy Ludwig VanDerwater is by Melissa Deakin

It was my delight and privilege to talk with Amy Ludwig VanDerwater. Her poetry is delicious—like a strawberry smoothie or a fresh mint lemonade. She brings vowels and consonants together in ways that leave the mouth happy and satisfied.

Not only that, her family lives in the countryside and has made the choice to not have a television. One way they fill those hours is to explore the great outdoors right beyond their backyard. Amy readily admits that she did not know the names of plants, trees, mosses, and wildflowers when she began. But together with her science-loving husband and two children, they grew in their ability to recognize and name the natural world around them. You will see those affinities in her poetry which bursts with detail and nomenclature.

I also enjoyed Amy’s enthusiasm for children. She shares a love of writing and the belief that all children are writers already. She calls them “walking poems.”

Amy’s first book, Forest Has a Song, has received many praises, including the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award. Amy also recently released her new book, Every Day Birds (affiliate links).

Enjoy our conversation, and please do check out her books!

Here’s the link Amy mentions in the podcast: The Private Eye

Read Amy’s written interview on the Poetry Teatime blog!

Interview with Poet Marilyn Singer

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Poetry Teatime Interview with Marilyn Singer

Welcome to our first Poetry Teatime Podcast!

I was honored to interview Marilyn Singer, award-winning poet and author. Marilyn and I met for the interview long distance—she, in her home in Brooklyn, and me, Julie, in a library in Cincinnati.

Unfortunately the library failed us, a bit. The Internet connection was variable throughout and you will notice that in the recording. Stay with it, though. The content is fabulous (delightful) and the sound improves. You will hear the cooing of her doves in the background at times, too. Enjoy!

Also, be sure to explore Marilyn’s wonderful books of poetry, including Mirror Mirror and its sequel Follow Follow! (affiliate links)

Learn more about Marilyn on our new Poetry Teatime website!

Freewriting Fun!

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Ed SnapShots Conversation with Julie

Enjoy this podcast with Pam at Ed Snapshots. We discuss freewriting and how to create a writing environment where

  • children’s ideas are respected,
  • the parent-child relationship is valued,
  • and there is only one rule: keep your pencil moving until the timer beeps.

Listen to the podcast here!

Freewriting Prompts

Savvy Homeschool Moms Podcast: Part Two

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Savvy Homeschool Moms interview with Julie Bogart

Here is Part Two of the Savvy Homeschool Mom’s interview with Julie!

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If you missed Part One you can find information about it here.

Savvy Homeschool Moms Podcast: Part One

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Savvy Homeschool Moms podcast with Julie Bogart: part one

The Savvy Homeschool Moms is a podcast by homeschooling moms for homeschooling moms. “In the trenches as we’re going through it!” Each episode peeks into Beckie and Tina’s homeschooling lives, answers listener questions, and reviews resources they like and recommend.

Enjoy Episode #59 where the Savvy Moms share updates on their homeschools and then interview Julie! This is Part One of the interview. Part Two is coming soon!

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