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Aug. 30 DIALOGUE Features Writer Naomi Shihab Nye

— Airs Friday, August 30, at 7:30 p.m. MT/PT
— Repeats Sunday, September 1, at 5:00/4:00 p.m. MT/PT

This week DIALOGUE features an encore presentation of host Marcia Franklin’s interview with Palestinian-American poet, essayist, novelist and teacher Naomi Shihab Nye.

A resident of San Antonio, Texas, Nye is the author or editor of more than 30 works of poetry, fiction and essays. Franklin talks with Nye about her beginnings as a poet, the influences on her work, her tips for writing, the role of poetry in society, and her thoughts on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

The August 30 show and September1 repeat is from Franklin’s 2012 “Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference.”

Since 2005, Franklin has interviewed nearly 30 authors at the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference, considered one of the most important gatherings of writers in the country.

More information about Franklin’s “Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference,” including past interviews, can be found at:

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