Left Coast Writers® Live: Bill Zarchy 🗓

Melinda Adams AKA LilyCat

On Sunday, September 18th from 12-2pm, join Left Coast Writers® Live on FCCFREE RADIO’s popular show, Lilycat on Stuff. Lilycat’s guest on Sunday will be Bill Zarchy. 

Bill Zarchy is a writer and teacher and recently retired director of photography in San Francisco. He has shot film and video projects in 30 countries and 40 states, including three former presidents for the Emmy-winning West Wing Documentary Special, the Grammy-winning Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em, feature films Conceiving Ada and Read You Like A Book, PBS science series Closer to Truth, musical performances as diverse as the Grateful Dead, Weird Al Yankovic, and Wagner’s Ring Cycle, and countless high-end projects for technology and medical companies.

His tales from the road, personal essays, and technical articles have appeared in Travelers’ Tales and Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies, theSan Francisco Chronicle and other newspapers, and American Cinematographer, Emmy, and other trade magazines. His stories have won eight silver and bronze certificates in the Annual Solas Awards for Travel Writing.

Bill’s first book, Showdown at Shinagawa: Tales of Filming from Bombay to Brazil, chronicles his work and travels in the unpredictable, sometimes dark, often comical world of the film and video business.

His second book, currently in progress, is a time travel novel called Finding George Washington.

Bill has a BA in Government from Dartmouth and an MA in Film from Stanford. He taught Advanced Cinematography at San Francisco State for 12 years, as well as lighting courses and workshops at four other colleges.

Showdown at Shinagawa is more than a travel memoir. It is also a book about the film and video industry, a workaday account of doing business in a myriad of locations across the U.S. and around the world. Where many travel narratives detail searches for interesting encounters, environments, and experiences, Showdown at Shinagawa tells of going places with an agenda–a job to do, a crew to hire, a production to shoot. Unlike tourists visiting to see the sights or seek enlightenment, the author and his colleagues deal with the locals in substantive ways, and the results are often poignant, puzzling, or comical–sometimes all three at once.

The ongoing spot on Lilycat on Stuff is scheduled for the third Sunday of every month. Left Coast Writers® are invited to participate in the programming. Listeners are invited to call in and share their opinions. FCCFREE RADIO is home to over 50 + original programs each week that produce more that 1,000,000 listeners per month(yes, you read that correctly 1,000,000 + listeners) of LIVE hosted content. that comes out of the plush studios in the SOMA District of San Francisco. FFR talk shows cover everything from sex, politics, sports, and back again. Google calls them an “Iconic Staple of San Francisco” and a “Frontrunner in Internet Broadcasting.” Add your voice to the fray by calling in during show hours: 415 829 2980. How to Listen in/Call in! 1 – log onto www.fccfreeradio.com 2 – find “schedule” tab and click it – go to Sundays – there will be the link for Lily Cat on Stuff – click it 3 – on Lily Cat page – there will be a “Tune In Now” section to select the streaming service of listeners choice – Under Studio A: – iTunes – Windows Media Player – Real Media Player – Quick Time Studio 4. Once selected the listening controls should appear & sound should be on – listen to the program – Lily Cat will give the phone # to call Nice thing about these live casts – they’re incorporated into Pod Casts so you can go back and listen if the program played while you were out.

For more station info and how to listen in, go to: www.FCCFREERADIO.comTo schedule and interview with the editors or writers please contact Jack at leftcoastwriters@gmail.com
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