Left Coast Writers® Live: Marianne Betterly 🗓

Melinda Adams AKA LilyCat

On Sunday, October 16th from 12-2pm, join Left Coast Writers® Live on FCCFREE RADIO’s popular show, Lilycat on Stuff. Lilycat’s guest on Sunday will be Marianne Betterly. 

Marianne Betterly writes poetry about synchronicity, love and loss, wild animals, fairy tales, wanderings in Burma, Japan, Mexico, Nepal and the streets of San Francisco. Her poetry has been published widely in books and journals including The River of Earth and SkyThe Widows’ HandbookBetween the Fault LinesTurning a Train of Thought Upside DownThe LegendaryNew Sun Rising: Stories for JapanHot FlashesSouthern Sampler, Green Silk Journal, San Diego Poetry Annual 2014-15, Specter Magazine, and the Haight Ashbury Literary Journal.  Marianne lives in a house in Kensington once owned by the great grand-nephew of Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Marianne Betterly’s new book of poetry The Return of the Bees focuses on nature, love, loss, the streets of San Francisco, fairy tales and the synchronicity of events. A believer in auguries, old and new, she loves to discover hidden meaning floating on a double latte, in a swarm of bees or in a murder of crows.

“A wild ride, a rollercoaster, an invitation to engage—these poems are like jazz: sweet, sexy, sad, full of joy. They can color a planet, lift a spirit, carry us away …”
—Linda Watanabe McFerrin, author of NamakoThe Hand of Buddha, and Dead Love

“The Return of the Bees, by Marianne Betterly, is a deeply moving book. The subject of these poems is journeys, not just physical journeys to distant places, but also emotional and spiritual journeys through sorrow and loss to the edge of the soul, where ‘We are alone/in altered states/without baggage/of bodies,’ but still can take note when ‘Suddenly the sun pierces the sky,/lighting puddles, placing halos on tree tops/for a moment of brilliance.’”
— Lucille Lang Day, author of Married at Fourteen and Becoming an Ancestor

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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