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Entertaining with Amy Sedaris

Megan Sukys/Dave Beck

Your shower curtain rod can double as a coat closet if you’re hosting a large party. Today on the Beat, writer, actress and all ‘round funny lady Amy Sedaris offers us more tips for hospitality under the influence—like making sure you have enough toilet paper.

At 2:07 p.m. - 2006 Jack Straw Writers: Marty Campbell
For poet Marty Campbell, "each everyday utterance [is] a potential work of art." So every communication—from a letter to a new love, to a monologue about the car industry—becomes a potential poem.

After living in Seattle through the mid-70’s, Campbell spent 24 years teaching and writing on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He makes his home now in a rural area above Mt. Madonna, in central California. His work has been published in the Caribbean anthology "Yellow Cedars Blooming," "RHINO" and others.

Recorded by Jack Straw Productions on May 11, 2006.

Related Event:
You can hear more of Marty Campbell’s work, as well as Seattle writer and co-founder of the Richard Hugo House, Frances McCue, reading an excerpt from her forthcoming novel Chasing Richard Hugo, this Thursday night at 8:00 p.m. on Radio Intersection.

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  • At 2:20 p.m. - Amy Sedaris
    With her new book, I Like You, Amy Sedaris offers an "entertaining guide to entertaining" that includes recipes, complete meal plans, decorating suggestions, music choices, conversational ice-breakers, and hospitality tips to create the perfect evening at home. Whether it's an intimate night for two or a ladies' luncheon for twenty, Sedaris offers her own advice to make guests feel welcome and the host look good. Amy Sedaris talks with Dave Beck.

    Related Event:
    Amy Sedaris in conversation with Warren Etheridge, Monday, October 30th, 6:00 p.m., Neumos, Seattle.

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  • At 2:45 p.m. - Nancy Pearl Book Reviews
    Our weekly visit with Public Radio librarian and author of More Book Lust, Nancy Pearl

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  • At 2:55 p.m. - Van Morrison
    After mastering rock, soul, and R&B, Irish-American icon Van Morrison has released his first country album. He plays this Saturday at the WaMu Theater in Seattle. We'll listen to highlights from his new album, Pay the Devil, later this hour.

    Related Event:
    Van Morrison, Saturday, November 4th, 2006, 7:30 p.m., WaMu Theater, Seattle.

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