short stories en StoryCorps celebrates its 10th anniversary <p></p><p>StoryCorps<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is celebrating its&nbsp;</span>10<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;anniversary of bringing us conversations that move us, make us laugh, make us think...and of course, draw some tears.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today, we talk with the founder of <a href="">StoryCorps</a>, David</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Isay&nbsp;about their new&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">book "Ties that Bind: Stories of Love and Gratitude from the First Ten Years of </span>StoryCorps”<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span></p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:40:00 +0000 Jennifer White & Mercedes Mejia 15442 at StoryCorps celebrates its 10th anniversary Michigan author publishes new collection of short stories <p>Short stories are in the spotlight in the literary world after Canadian writer Alice Munro recently won the 2013 Nobel Prize in literature. She's widely considered to be the "master of the short story."</p><p>The Michigan writer Donald Lystra is just out with his collection of short stories called "Something That Feels Like Truth."</p><p>Donald Lystra is an engineer who turned to writing later in life. His debut novel "Season of Water and Ice" won the Midwest Book Award and the Michigan Notable Book Award.</p><p>Donald Lystra joined us today in the studio.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 20:06:18 +0000 Stateside Staff 15057 at Michigan author publishes new collection of short stories A Thanksgiving story <p>Thanksgiving will be celebrated across the country tomorrow. Many of us will spend the day with friends and family, but it&rsquo;s not always time spent peacefully and harmoniously, especially when our plans for the holiday are challenged.</p><p>Michigan based writer, Wade Rouse has been bringing us stories about the holidays throughout the year. Today, he reflects on Thanksgiving traditions and how important it can be to be open to change.</p> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 20:57:08 +0000 Mercedes Mejia & Jennifer White 5127 at A Thanksgiving story Writers Series: Before Technology, with essay by Wade Rouse <p>Technology surrounds us. It seems we&rsquo;re always connected to something&hellip;the internet, cell phones and social media. It can be difficult to unplug sometimes.</p><p>As part of the series, Michigan writers will share stories about their relationship to technology.</p><p>Today,&nbsp; writer Wade Rouse tells us about his rather close relationship to his favorite piece of tech.</p> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 21:56:56 +0000 Mercedes Mejia 4844 at Writers Series: Before Technology, with essay by Wade Rouse So-Called 'Ordinary' People: Michigan on the Page Part 2 <p>Patricia Clark is an award-winning poet, and the former Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids. When I asked her to participate in our web-exclusive &ldquo;Michigan on the Page&rdquo; series, Ms. Clark chose a certain author&rsquo;s first story collection, a writer who&mdash;like many recent college graduates&mdash;has made her way out of the state to advance her career.</p><p>Ms. Clark first encountered Suzanne Rivecca at Grand Valley State University, where she was, Ms. Clark insists, the most talented student she has seen there.</p> Fri, 04 Mar 2011 20:35:59 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 1515 at So-Called 'Ordinary' People: Michigan on the Page Part 2