Sunday, March 24, 2019

3/25/19 @9:30am pst - Writer/Musician Doug Hoekstra joined host Janeane on KUCI 88.9fm

LISTEN to today's conversation with featured guest Doug Hoekstra!

DOUG HOEKSTRA is a Chicago-bred, Nashville-based writer and musician, educated at DePaul University (B.A.) and Belmont University (M.Ed.). His first book, Bothering the Coffee Drinkers (Canopic Publishing, April 2016) was an Independent Publisher Award (IPPY) Bronze Medal Finalist for Best Short Fiction. Bothering garnered stellar print reviews and signature appearances at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville and WXPN World CafĂ©’s Summer Listening Series hosted by David Dye. Bothering also worked as a compliment to Hoekstra’s work as a singer-songwriter, as he included selections from the book in his live oeuvre during performances in the U.S. and Europe.

Doug Hoekstra will discuss:

  • His musical career and how it influenced the poetry and prose in Unopened
  • Where he draws inspiration to create so much original and unique content
  • How he sees the writing process differing from music
  • Why he chose to separate the book into the internal self, external world, and space in between
  • The journey he hopes readers will take while reading the book
  • Where his idea for the cover comes from

Books: Bothering the Coffee Drinkers: Musical Fiction and Essays, Unopened, The Tenth Inning

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