Literary Gumbo

Literary Gumbo is a weekly look at the world of writers and the publishing industry. Host Fred Klein conducts in depth interviews with a variety of scribes – from daily columnists to bestselling authors. It also includes regular updates on new books, book club favorites, and publishing news. The show’s Director, Lisa Angle, makes sure every episode is posted online, making it available to viewers nationally and internationally.

Ep. 32: Irene Macias

Irene Macias, Library Director, tells host Fred klein everything anybody would want to know about the Santa Barbara Public Library System. Literary Gumbo: Irene Macias from Literary Gumbo on Vimeo.

Ep. 31: Beverlye Hyman Fead

Author, artist, and ambassador for the American Cancer Society, Beverlye Hyman Fead talks with host Fred Klein about her two books I Can Do This: Living With Cancer, Tracing a…

Ep. 30: Leslie Dinaberg

Well known Santa Barbara journalist, author, and Editor at Santa Barbara Seasons magazine Leslie Dinaberg visits with host Fred Klein in this week’s episode. Literary Gumbo: Leslie Dinaberg from Literary…

Ep. 29: Lee Wardlaw

Children’s Book Author Lee Wardlaw tells host Fred Klein about her new picture book Won Ton A Cat Tale Told in Haiku and her 26 other books for kids and…

Ep. 28: Publishing, the Backstory

Host Fred Klein does a solo show talking about the history of the publishing industry, starting in 1955 through the new millennium. Mr. Klein had a front row seat as…

Ep. 27: Grace Rachow

Host Fred Klein chats with Grace Rachow about her extensive history in the writing community in Santa Barbara and her role as Volunteer Coordinator (a.k.a. Queen of the Universe) at…

Ep. 26: Richard Hunt

Host Fred Klein talks to another of his ol’ pals in the publishing biz, Richard Hunt, who is an executive at Keen Communications, which runs Wilderness Press and Clerisy Press….

Ep. 25: E. Duke Vincent

E. Duke Vincent talks to host Fred Klein about his long career as a major television producer, working with Aaron Spelling among others, followed by a new life in Santa…

Ep. 24: Gail Gelles

Gail Gelles give host Fred Klein the scoop on the book club scene in Santa Barbara. Literary Gumbo: Gail Gelles from Literary Gumbo on Vimeo.

Ep. 23: Perie Longo

Host Fred Klein celebrated National Poetry Month by interviewing former Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Perie Longo. Perie read one of her poems and talked about her experience as a therapist…