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 few doors had small holiday wreaths up, or cut out paper turkeys.  There were pairs of boots slumped out in the hallway, but the carpet looked new.  There was a distinctive Binghamton smell -- old wood, cooked onions and cabbage, cedar chips, lemon furniture polish....
Rachel Dickinson’s introduction to the world of falconry was rather abrupt. Her husband, Tim Gallagher, brought home a kestrel one day, a young bird that had been brought in to the Lab of Ornithology at Cornell. That one bird rekindled an old passion for Tim, and thrust Rachel into a world...
Writing may fill a personal need and can be a solitary act.  Sending a manuscript to a publisher may feel like sending a child off to the first day of school. The separation anxiety and fear of rejection may be tremendous, even with the knowledge that James Joyce's now-classic "...