Jeremy Neuner

Community organizer and CEO of NextSpace, Jeremy Neuner spoke with Nada Miljkovic about the recent publication (McMillan) of his first book that he co-wrote with Ryan Coonerty, The Rise of the Naked Economy.

Jeremy and Ryan will be reading from their book at the Bookshop Santa Cruz, Tuesday, July 16,2013 at 7:30. This event is free and open to the public.

From the recently graduated to the recently laid off, the Rise of the Naked Economy covers how the rise in non-traditional employment calls for a new infrastructure, strategy, and attitude for workers, companies, and communities alike. Through interviews with the people, companies, and policymakers who are leading the change and already profiting from it, this book provides an optimistic, humorous, and inspirational vision for readers who want reclaim their lives and livelihoods.

To hear our interview, please click on the grey button below: [haiku url=”http://miljkovic.org/old_public_html/nada/jeremy.mp3″ title=”Jeremy Neuner” graphical=”true”]

Robert Sward

On May 31, 2013, Santa Cruz Poet Robert Sward spoke with Nada Miljkovic about his poetry reading at the Bookshop Santa Cruz on June 5, 2013 as a part of the Phren-Z’s Live Reading Issue 6. Phren-Z (pronounced fren-zee) is a quarterly online literary magazine dedicated to showcasing Santa Cruz writers. The periodical is a publication of Santa Cruz Writes, a grass roots organization dedicated to promoting the local literary community.

Robert joins other poets and authors in the line-up for Phren-Z’s Issue 6, which includes fiction readings by Alta Ifland and Catherine Segurson, poetry by Danusha Lameris, Adela Najarro, Maggie Paul, and Ken Weisner. The evening will conclude with a non-fiction piece by FloodLight Feature author John Moir.

To hear our interview, please click on the grey button below: [haiku url=”http://miljkovic.org/old_public_html/nada/robert.mp3″ title=”Robbie Schoen” graphical=”true”]

Ted Holladay

On November 15, 2012, Founder and Chief Creative Director of Studio Holladay, Santa Cruzian, Ted Holladay came onto Artist on Art to talk about his work that spans over two decades.

Ted designs user interfaces for mobile products, websites, interactive media, and multi-channel touchpoints. He successfully develops these projects with creative teams by leading with a cross-disciplinary strategy toward a shared vision.

At the last TechRaising, Studio Holladay – Creative Collective  created an instant magazine chronicling the 3rd Annual Techraising weekend and looking at techies that have built things and been successful in Santa Cruz. You can buy Instant Magazine in digital form through MagCloud and in print at Bookshop Santa Cruz and the Cameron Marks Boutique on the Westside by Kelly’s French Baker.

To hear our Artist on Art broadcast, please click the gray ‘play’ button below: [haiku url=”http://miljkovic.org/old_public_html/nada/ted.mp3″ title=”Ted Holladay” graphical=”true”]

This is the signature from Ted’s emails that sums up his artistic philosophy really well:

WE ARE CREATIVE. SOMETIMES WE’RE LINEAR THINKERS, FORGING A DIRECT
PATH BETWEEN POINT A AND B. OTHER TIMES WE’RE BROKEN FIELD RUNNERS, TAKING
THE AUDIENCE ON THE SCENIC UNIQUELY MEMORABLE ROUTE. EITHER WAY, WE DELIVER
THE DESTINATION, DISTILLING EVEN THE MOST COMPLEX MARKETING MESSAGES INTO
ELEGANT OUTCOMES. OR PUT ANOTHER WAY: LEFT BRAIN. RIGHT BRAIN.
WE MAINTAIN RESIDENCE IN BOTH NEIGHBORHOODS.

Carolyn Burke Guest on Artists on Art 3/15/11

Local author, Carolyn Burke was the guest interviewee for March 15 2011 on Artists on Art. We had a wonderful conversation concerning her writing and her new biographical book, entitled No Regrets, The Life of Edith Piaf, about to be published and in your nearest book store March 24, 2011 by Alfred A Knopf.  Carolyn will be kicking off her book tour for this book March 24, 2011 at the Bookshop Santa Cruz from 7:30-9pm located at1520 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz. For more information, call 831-423-0900.

Next on her book tour, on Tuesday, March 29, 8 pm, at Catalina Jazz Club on 6725 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Carolyn will be giving a fifteen-minute talk about No Regrets, and then there will be a performance by Jil Aigrot, who supplied some of the vocals for the 2007 movie La Vie en Rose with a  Oscar winning performance by Marion Cotilliard for Best Actress.


This is the third book for Carolyn Burke.  Her first two were Becoming Modern: The Life of Mina Loy, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 1996 and Lee Miller, A Life, published in 2005 by Alfred Knopf which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for The National Book Critics Circle Biography award.  She also has written essays and translations for magazines such asVogue, Heat, Sulfur, Art in America, (HOW)ever, and the New Yorker.

Carolyn explained how she chose the subjects of her biographies.  She also spoke of how her writing process has changed from the first book on Mina Loy taking her years to complete to her newest book taking only several years. Carolyn spoke of how in a way the subjects choose her.

Below is a little video we took before the show followed by Carolyn’s favorite Edith Piaf YouTube Video doing La Foule:




If you missed any part of the live broadcast, please click on the triangle below.

Amy Bloom Guest Author on Artists on Art for 2/2/10

Amy Bloom was the guest for the February 2, 2010 for the Artists on Art KZSC.  Author of six books, countless articles spanning a wide range of subjects, Ms. Bloom has been writing for over 20 years.  Recently, she published a new book of short stories entitled, Where the God of Love Hangs Out.

Ms. Bloom gave a reading at the Book Shop Santa Cruz on Friday, February 5, 2010 at 7:30pm to 9:00pm.

We talked about many topics.  Like every great writer, she has had a myriad of different jobs and careers from waitressing to psychotherapy.  Currently, along with a book tour and working on a novel and a book of short stories, Ms. Bloom teaches creative writing at Yale University.

We spoke of her father who was journalist and the lessons she learned from watching him work.  He passed away in February of 2009.  I was inspired to ask about Murray Bloom after reading her beautiful piece in the Washington Post, “Writing Life: Amy Bloom, Lies, Memories and Other Research” in which she speaks of him and his influence.

We discussed the topics of her books and writings that range from non-fiction essays such as her book Normal on gender and identity to a fictional account of a legendary Russian immigrant woman from the 1920s that walks across the Bering Straits in her book, Away.

Listen to our show and hear Ms. Blooms answers that can be heard in entirety by clicking on the triangle below. [audio: http://www.miljkovic.org/old_public_html/nada/aoa2210.mp3]

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