Off the Page

WSKG's bi-weekly interview & call-in program with local authors from Binghamton, Ithaca, Elmira and surrounding areas served by WSKG Public Radio. Off the Page is hosted by Bill Jaker.

A poor teenage couple struggling to provide a decent life for a small child would engender feelings of sympathy and charity in most people.  But not many would take the step to become a principal source of support, especially if that step had to be made across long-standing racial, religious...
Reading a biography, autobiography or personal memoir allows us to add someone else's life to our own.  We can follow them through the pages and share their struggles and pleasures, victories and defeats. Through autobiography we can get to know someone well, even strike up an intimate...
Things don't always follow a straight line.  "Night Navigation" by Ginnah Howard is the middle novel in a trilogy.  The first part -- entitled "Rope and Bone" -- appeared as short stories in several literary journals and on her website.  The final third,...