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Writers on a New England Stage

Half lecture, half intimate conversation, Writers on a New England Stage brings world-class authors to New Hampshire to read from their latest works and talk about themselves, their creative process, and their stories.

  • Heather Cox Richardson (2023)
    Heather Cox Richardson joined Civics 101 host Hannah McCarthy on stage at The Music Hall in Portsmouth to discuss her book Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America. Best known for her wildly popular newsletter, Letters from an American, in Democracy Awakening Richardson takes on the current state of affairs in American politics and history. This conversation was recorded live on September 29th, 2023.
  • Chuck Palahniuk (2023)
    Palahniuk joined Morning Edition host Rick Ganley on stage at The Music Hall in Portsmouth to discuss his latest novel Not Forever, but For Now. The book traces one notorious family of killers, responsible for some of history’s greatest crimes, and tells the story of the two brothers set to take over the family business. This conversation was recorded live on September 12th, 2023. Please note: The reading at the top of the show includes some explicit language.
  • Colson Whitehead (2023)
    Writers on a New England Stage with Colson Whitehead. Whitehead joined Morning Edition host Rick Ganley on stage at The Music Hall in Portsmouth to discuss his latest novel, Crook Manifesto, the second in a trilogy that began with Harlem Shuffle. Crook Manifesto takes Whitehead’s main character, furniture salesman and fence Ray Carney, into the tumultuous Harlem of the 1970s. This conversation was recorded live on July 20th, 2023.
  • Geraldine Brooks (2023)
    Writers on a New England Stage with Geraldine Brooks. Brooks joined All Things Considered host Julia Furukawa on stage at The Music Hall in Portsmouth to discuss her latest novel Horse - a story of the legendary racehorse Lexington, the enslaved groom who became his companion, a painting traced through history, and America’s unfinished reckoning with racism. This conversation was recorded live on June 21st, 2023.
  • John Irving (2022)
    Writers on a New England Stage with John Irving, recorded virtually in 2022. This archive program may still contain broadcast elements from the time it aired.
  • Huma Abedin (2022)
    Writers on a New England Stage with Huma Abedin, recorded live at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH in 2022. This archive program may still contain broadcast elements from the time it aired.
  • Nina Totenberg (2022)
    Writers on a New England Stage with Nina Totenberg, recorded live at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH in 2022. This archive program may still contain broadcast elements from the time it aired.
  • Amor Towles (2022)
    Writers on a New England Stage with Amor Towles, recorded live at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH in 2022. This archive program may still contain broadcast elements from the time it aired.
  • Erik Larson (2022)
    Writers on a New England Stage with Erik Larson, recorded live at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH in 2022. This archive program may still contain broadcast elements from the time it aired.
  • Kevin Kwan (2021)
    Writers on a New England Stage with Kevin Kwan, recorded virtually in 2021. This archive program may still contain broadcast elements from the time it aired.
  • Erin Brockovich (2021)
    Writers on a New England Stage with Erin Brockovich, recorded virtually in 2021. This archive program may still contain broadcast elements from the time it aired.
  • Paul Krugman (2021)
    Writers on a New England Stage with Paul Krugman, recorded virtually in 2021. This archive program may still contain broadcast elements from the time it aired.