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KZUM: That’s What She Wrote

Lincoln’s A Novel Idea Bookstore owner Cinnamon Dokken is the host of That’s What She Wrote, a monthly literary discussion show about female authors and literary issues related to women, which airs on KZUM (89.3 FM in the Lincoln area). That’s What She Wrote airs one Sunday per month at 12:30-1:00 p.m., as part of the larger weekly series, The Wimmins’ Show, hosted by Deb Andersen.

Dokken features a literary guest in each episode, and the two will hold a discussion about the given month’s specific theme, as part of a broader back-and-forth talk.

The following is a listing of the guests featured in episodes of That’s What She Wrote during 2017, along with some of the books that featured prominently in those individual shows. Episodes of That’s What She Wrote are also archived, so followers can listen to them again later.

All books owned by Lincoln City Libraries are hotlinked to their entries in our library catalog, so that you may check on their current availability. If you see a title on this list that is not hotlinked to our collection, please consider suggesting it as a purchase via our Suggest-a-Title online form, or ordering it through our Interlibrary Loan department.

Click here to visit A Novel Idea’s “That’s What She Wrote” information page

Podcast recordings of “That’s What She Wrote” on SoundCloud

Past episodes in 2017

November 12, 2017

Cookbooks with Maggie Pleskac.

October 22, 2017

Author Karen Heckman Stork, author of Screw the Eggshells: Finding Myself After Verbal and Emotional Abuse.

Title discussed in this episode: Screw the Eggshells: Finding Myself After Verbal and Emotional Abuse (not currently owned by the libraries).

September 17, 2017

Sweet, Sweet Jane: Celebrating Jane Austen with Carolyn Nolte, English instructor at SCC and adjunct faculty at NWU

Some titles discussed in this episode: Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Emma, Northanger Abbey.

August 13, 2017

Broad Knowledge: Women in the World of Books, with Lincoln City Libraries’ Director Pat Leach

Some titles discussed in this episode: Shakespeare & Company by Sylvia Beach (not currently owned by the libraries); Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollestonecraft and Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon; and Louise: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams by Louisa Thomas.

July 23, 2017

Music Mavens, with Kerry Gallagher Semrad, KZUM General Manager and local singer/performer

Some titles discussed in this episode: Billie Holiday’s Lady Sings the Blues, Loretta Lynn’s Coal Miner’s Daughter, Patti Smith’s Just Kids and M Train, Chrissie Hynde’s Reckless: My Life as a Pretender, and Carrie Brownstein’s Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

June 11, 2017

Science Fiction Undercover: Female Writers who used Male Pseudonyms, with Scott Clark, manager of the Lincoln City Libraries’ BookGuide reader resources pages

Some titles discussed in this episode: James Tiptree Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon by Julie Phillips, Her Smoke Rose Up Forever (a collection of Tiptree’s best-regarded stories) by James Tiptree Jr., and others.

May 21, 2017

Young Adult Literature with Susan Steider, Teen Specialist with the Lincoln City Libraries

Some titles discussed in this episode: When I Was the Greatest, The Boy in the Black Suit or As Brave as You by Jason Reynolds. The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas. Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell, and books by Mary Downing Hahn. The Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin, Incarceron by Catherine Fisher, Snow Like Ashes by Sarah Raasch, Virals by Kathy Reichs. Other noteworthy authors: Nancy Farmer, Tamora Pierce, Diana Wynne Jones, Holly Black, Maggie Stiefvater. Libba Bray’s Beauty Queens. And the following graphic novels: El Deafo by C.C. Bell, March by Congressman John Lewis, This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova, Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson and Shannon Watters, and Nimona by Noelle Stevenson.

April 23, 2017

National Poetry Month with Barbara Schmitz, midwestern poet

Some titles discussed in this episode: Schmitz’ collections How to Get Out of the Body, The Upside Down Heart, How Much Our Dancing Has Improved, What Bob Said, and Always the Details, plus her memoir Path of Lightning: A Seeker’s Jagged Journey.

March 19, 2017

Paper or Plastic: Books Into Movies with Cindy Elder, UNL Film Studies major

Some titles discussed in this episode: The Harry Potter movie adaptations, based on the J.K. Rowling books, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, and The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.

February 19, 2017

imageRacey Ladies: Women Writing About Sex with LeeAnn Pancharoen, educator with Planned Parenthood

Some titles discussed in this episode: It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex & Sexual Health by Robie Harris and Michael Emberley, American Girl’s The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls by Valorie Lee Schaefer, My Body, Myself for Boys, Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay, 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James and Maggie Nelson’s The Arg0nauts.

January 8, 2017

imageBread: A Memoir of Hunger with its local author, Lisa Knopp

Title discussed in this episode: Bread: A Memoir of Hunger by Lisa Knopp.

Forthcoming Episodes:

November 2017 (specific date not set)

Cookbooks with Maggie Pleskac.

December 2017 (specific date not set)

For Laughs with Marni Vos.

Past Years: 2017 | 2016

This page last updated October 2017 sdc