1.1.04 New Year's Show with Emily Carter, Chris Shillock, Scott Vetsch, Michael "Spam" Hall poetry show
1.8.04 Olaf Olafsson & Sandra Benitez "Night of the Radishes"
1.15.04 Poets Cindra Halm, Melanie Figg, screenwriter Miriam Queensen & poet Sekou Sundiata
1.22.04 Mary Relindes Ellis - "Turtle Warrior" & others
1.29.04 Russ King & Anya Achtenberg & others
2.5.04 Freya Manfred & Laura Littleford, Carolyn Holbrook
2.12.04 Erotica Poetry Slam event with Cynthia French, Amy Madison, Shane Hawley
2.19.04 ZZ Packer & Tom Brandt & others
2.26.04 Emilie Buchwald with Milkweed Editions & Dessa Darling
3.4.04 Cheryl Reed - "Unveiled" & William Kent Kruger
3.11.04 Thadra Sheridan & Jamie Kennedy (poetic black fusion) & Danny Wallace
3.18.04 Heather Harrison & Lorna Landvik
3.25.04 pledge drive show - Gwenyth Swain
4.1.04 pledge drive show - Irish poet Michael Coady
4.8.04 Sarah Dunmant & Fan Shen
4.15.04 Jerry Mevissen "The Nimrod Chronicles" & Bill Holm "Playing the Black Piano" & phone interview with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now
4.22.04 Nuddin Farah & Richard Terrill
4.29.04 Richard Broderick & Siri Hustvedt & Lori Lake
5.6.04 Jasper Fforde "the Eyre Affair" & Yuko Taniguchi "Foreign Wife Elegy"
5.13.04 Abigail Garner "Families Like Mine" & Art-A-Whirl poetry event
5.20.04 Mary Rose Remington "Career Quest" & the acclaimed A.S. Byatt
5.27.04 John Sandford & Teresa Monsday
6.3.04 Alex McCall Smith
6.10.04 Sheila O'Connor - "Tokens of Grace"
6.17.04 Ralph Watkins with Life Path Histories, Cathy Sultan "Israeli/Palestinian Voices"
6.24.04 Linda Kohanov "Riding Between the Worlds" & Ray Gonzalez (poetry)
7.1.04 Seth Kanter & others
7.8.04 Mystery novelist David Housewright . Musician Jessy Greene with poet John Colburn
7.22.04 Mary Logue & others
7.29.04 Acclaimed author Walter Mosley & novelist Ellie Belew "Run, Plant, Fly" & poet Bill Reichard "How to"
8.5.04 the “All Fringe” Show with fringe theater/spoken word guests
8.12.04 poet Kate Dayton and her new book "Missing" & WOR’s own poet Jules Nyquist joined by bodywork artist Amy Mattila talking about bodywork and creativity.
8.19.04 Novelist China Mieville - "Iron Council" & Marie Olofsdotter (Swedish poetry)
8.26.04 John O'Dell - "View from Delphi" & Bharati Mukherjee "The Tree Bride"
9.2.04 local novelist Neal Karlan & others
9.16.04 poet Steve Healey "Earthling" & acclaimed poet Gerald Stern 2003 guests
Sept 23 - David Domke "God Willing" & Marsha Qualey "Too Big a Storm"
Sept 30 - Bill Holm & Emerson "Chip" Blake (Milkweed) & Arthur Phillips
Oct 7 - Ray Gonzalez & Lynn Gray (fall poetry & rock & roll) & Louis deBernieres, author of "Birds Without Wings."
Oct 14 - Daniel Hayes (Tearjerker), Chris Shillock
Oct 21 - PLEDGE DRIVE - Robert Bly, Judith Guest
Oct 28 - PLEDGE DRIVE - Peter Balakian (The Burning Tigris: Armenian Genocide & America's Response) & Fret, Frame & Chatter event on 10.28 featuring Greg Schaefer, Gary Lee Joyner, Jules Nyquist, Scott Vetsch, Christopher Shillock, music by the Go Buttons, and more.
Nov 4 - Jim Lenfestey (poetry) & Dave Monson, friends reading
Nov 11 - Jack Zipes & Samantha Chang
Nov 18 - Sima Rabinowitz & Stephen Burt & Tellabration
Nov 25 - special Thanksgiving show!
Dec 2 - Carol Bly & Cynthia Loveland "Stopping the Gallop to Empire" and First Books readers Anna Cypra Oliver, Kirby Gann and Thomas Sayers Ellis.
Dec 9 - Chuck Palahniuk and Sandra Birdsell
Dec 16 - Mike Hazard & Susannah McNeely, editor of Ruminator Review
Dec 23 - Rich Broderick & Anya Achtenberg "The Stone of Language"
Dec 30 - Ian Graham Leask on his travels to Armenia & Mary Sharratt "The Real Minerva"
1.2.03 Joseph Hart - "Minneapolis Skid Row"
1/9/03 Roger Calero & Doug Markett "The Bridge"
1.16.03 poet Michael Dennis Browne & Sarah Anderson from the Loft talks about "The Raking Through Books” Club joined by & Kristin Henning of the Rake magazine
1.23.03 poet Diane LeBlanc "Waterstone" journal & poet Sun Yung Shin
2.6.03 Slam poet Thadra Sheridan & “The Bosso Poetry Company”
2.13.03 Rob O'Brien, Lori Ley Hoy Hunley, Gary Eldon Peter (Loft mentor program)
& Margaret Randall "When I Look into the Mirror and See You"
2.20.03 novelist Alexandra Stein interviewed by Anthony Peyton Porter & novelist
2.27.03 novelist Robert Alexander "the Kitchen Boy" & Matt Ruff "Set this House in Order"
3.6.03 Fret, Frame & Chatter poets & novelist Neil Karlen
3.13.03 Poet Patricia Hoolihan reads from "Three Irish Mystics in the Northwoods" &
3.20.03 Judd Spicer & Steve Thayer
3.27.03 poet Joyce Sutphen
4.3.03 noveslist Zoe Fairbarns & T.C. Boyle
4.10.03 novelist Lorna Landvik "Angry Housewives" & Michael Fedo
4.17.03 Loft mentor readers & New Rivers Press
1.3.02 novelist Linda Kohanov - “Tao of Equus”
1.10.02 poet Laura Winton talks about “Karawane” magazine
1.17.02 poets Cindra Halm, Gary Lee Joyner and Ray Gonzalez
1.24.02 poet David Mura & novelist Anne Ursu “Spilling Clarence”
1.31.02 Langston Hughes special show with Kathryn Neal (U of MN Givens Library curator) and poet Angela Shannon
2.7.02 author Madeline Springnether
2.14.02 poet Bill Reichard & storyteller/poet Loren Niemi Erotica show at Intermedia Arts
2.21.02 Mike Ryan on Circumspect magazine Bill Reichard - poetry & Kirmser’s book
Allan & Mikhaiel - Cyber poets
2.28.02 photographer Wing Hue “Lake Street USA” book & Pearl from Ruminator Books
Cynthia French & Thaydra Sheridan on “Gen Estro”
3.7.02 poet Thomas R. Smith & Frank Ormsby
3.4.02 novelist Steve Thayer “The Wheat Field” & Elizabeth Dickinson (descendant of Emily Dickinson)
3.21.02 Jay Parini “The Apprentice” & Intermedia Arts world poetry day
3.28.02 Peter Morgan on the Borealis Magazine launch & Linda Wing, John Minczeski, Michael “Spam” Hall, Scott Vetsch on fishing poetry event
4.4.02 Jeannie Piekos - Powderhorn Writer’s Fest with Roy McBride
4.11.02 novelist Bharath Mukherjee “Desirable Daughters”
4.18.02 poet Greg Hewitt
4.25.02 poet Cynthia French, poet Lynn Gray & poet Thadra Sheridan
5.2.02 novelist George Rabasa & poet Wang Ping & Jerod Santek talks about the Loft mentor series with Arlene Atwater
5.9.02 novelist Stuart Woods “The Short Forever” & Kathy Mosley “Season of Lillian Dawes”
5.16.02 poet Kate Kysar, Sha Cage & writers Burt & Rebecca on “The Compassionate Rebel”
5.23.02 poets John Colburn, Jim Moore, Lucille Broderson, M.P. Brourke & Rob O’Brien - Ache magazine
5.30.02 novelist Sally Gearhart “the Kanshou” & Jonathan Brannen “No Place to Fall”
6.6.02 poet Sheri Staum & Ray Gonzalez & Mark Turcotte on Mark’s new book of poetry
6.13.02 Alan DeNiro, Kristen Livdahl & Barth Anderson on their new poetry chapbook & novelist
6.20.02 Greg Shaefer - GST Trio music/poetry event featuring poet Laura Brandenberg & novelist
Faith Sullivan “What a Woman Must Do”
6.27.02 novelist Brian Malloy on "The Year of Ice" & Scott Edelstein talks about agents and publishing
7.4.02 Independence Day special with Brooke “Burning Shakesepare” Aldridge, Jeff Nichols, Loren Niemi, Heidi Arneson, Tim Moriarty
7.11.02 Morgan Grace Willow talks about “Poetry in Motion” (poems on Minneapolis bus lines)
& novelist Carolyn Sima “Mermaid that Came Between Them”
7.18.02 mystery writer Ellen Hart
8.1.02 poets Tim Shea, Omaur Bliss from Op-Ed slam winners & Fringe performers Christopher Shillock & Emily Carter
8.8.02 Corrinne Dwyer with North Star Press & Cynthia French & Thadra Sheridan talk about the National Poetry Slam hosted this year in Minneapolis
8.15.02 poet/performer Sha Cage & poets Michael “Spam” Hall & Deborah Taffa and reading at Roghue Buddha
8.22.02 Bart Schneider & Kasi Williamson on the Speakeasy magazine launch & Kat Knutson, with Utne Reader & John Colburn with Spout Press
8.9.02 John Olive on Playwriting & Margaret Randall tape part 1 “Grand Canyon Reflections”
9.5.02 Elinor Burkett & Scott Burton
9.12.02 poet Bao Phi talks about the Loft’s new Equilibrium series & cuts from Olga Broumas
memorist Peter Razor “While the Locust Slept”
9.19.02 novelist Susan Power "Roofwalker" & poet Andrea Jenkins
9.26.02 novelist Tracy Chevalier "Falling Angels" & Arthur Phillips
10.3.02 poet Jude Nutter & novelist A.M. Homes "Things You Should Know"
10.10.02 novelist Norah Labiner "Miniatures" & children’s writer Lynne Jonell
10.17.02 poet Kimiko Hahn visiting for the U of MN poetry fest
10.24.02 novelist Laurie Foos - "Bingo Under the Crucifix"
10/31/02 Irvine Welsh & Mizna journal Halloween reading
11.7.02 novelist John Osander "Call me Kick" & Tim O'Brien
11.14.02 Michael Connelly & Joy Tutela
11.21.02 Richard Wright & storyteller Andre Heuer on the Tellabration storytelling event
with Loren Niemi and Nathandu Zulu
11.28.02 Special Thanksgiving show!
12.5.02 poet Anna Meek "Acts of Contortion" & novelist Leif Ueland "Accidential Playboy"
12.12.02 John Spade from Utne magazine & writer Mai Neng Moua "Bamboo Among the Oaks"
12.19.02 Richard Dooley
12.26.02 novelist Jonathan Foer happy boxing day!
2.8.01 sci-fi novelist Eleanor Arneson “The Grammarian’s Five Daughters”
& Kathryn Neal - curator, Givens collection - Jazz Age in Paris
2.15.01 acclaimed poet Ai reads from “Vice” & local poet Michael Hall (aka “Spam”)
2.22.01 performance poet Laura Littleford & J. Otis Powell – “from Baraka to Kumanyakaa” &
Jeannie Piekos - Powderhorn Writer’s Festival
3.1.01 novelist Bart Schneider “Secret Love” & Kevin Anton Mason
3.8.01 International Women’s Day
3.15.01 Something Irish: storyteller Richard Rosseau & author Jane Smiley
3.22.01 poet Bill Holm on “Eccentric Islands” (Iceland) & poet Cynthia French
3.29.01 acclaimed Irish poet Moya Cannon
4.5.01 poet Roy McBride
4.12.01 poet Patricia Kirkpatrick & poet/novelist Wang Ping - "Aching for Beauty"
4.16/.01 poet Kirsten Dierking - "One Red Eye" & novelist N.M. Kelby (Nicole) - "Sleeps with Angels"
4.26.01 poet/playwright/musician Gary Lee Joyner
5.3.01 actor Ron Duffy - play “Last Laff” & poet Laura Winton
5.10.01 memorist Lori Gottlieb - “Stick Figure” & poet e.g. bailey
5.17.01 poet Sharon Chimalarez - "The Other Mozart" & Fern Schuller Chapman - Motherlands
5.24.01 Carol Bly and her new book on writing & Crescent Dragonwagon - Eureka Springs Writer’s Colony
5.31.01 memorist Elizabeth Andrew - Swinging on the Garden Gate & novelist Sarah Stonich - These Granite Islands
6.7.01 novelist Shannon Olson - Welcome to my Planet & playwright Kevin Kling
Angela Shannon reads for Gwendolyn Brooks b’day
6.14.01 poet Christopher Schillock & novelist Lydia Morehouse - Archangel Protocol
6.21.01 theater artists for the “Menstruation Project” at Intermedia Arts with Sha Cage and others. MN Slam Team
6.28.01 – novelist E. Johannes Soltermann & W.D. Wetherall - "Morning”
7.5.01 Jeff Schmidt - "DIsciplined Minds" & poet Linda Back McKay
7.12.01 novelist Alison McGhee - Shadow Baby & poet J. Otis Powell on “Stigmatism” performance. Thoreau birthday reading
7.19.01 novelist Heidi Skarie - "Red Willow’s Quest" & Ruminator books talk with Alison & Pearl
7.26.01 novelist/memorist Steve Thayer - "Moon over Lake Elmo"
Jules reads excerpts on Adolus Huxley
8.2.01 Kay Kirscht, Laura Winton, Gary Lee Joyner, Heidi Arneson – “Fringe Fest” performance poets/actors
8.9.01 novelist Jan Schultz - Horse Sense & Anthony Peyton Porter on “Porter Publishing”
8.16.01 poet Richard Broderick - "Woman Lake" & MN Spoken Word weekend - Lynette calls in
8.23.01 musician Carei Thomas & poet John Minczeski - Poetry Music Innovation at Phalen Park in St. Paul. Phone interview with novelist Joyce Johnson - “Door Wide Open”
October (Jules’ first interview) Richard Robinson - “Walking with a Lion”
11.16.00 poet Christopher Schillock & Richard Taro - Mankato professor, “Fake Book” journey back to jazz
11.30.00 Linda Wanatebe McFerrin
12.7.00 Rhonda Nortan
12.21.00 Suzanne Alles Blom – INCA
Jules with WOR guest poet Anne Waldman