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Tiferet Talk, the blogtalk radio show for TIFERET: A Journal of Spiritual Literature, seeks to aid the journal’s mission of promoting peace in the individual and in the world through writing.

Our monthly program interviews writers and religious and spiritual leaders about topics relevant to these goals. Your host for this program is Melissa Studdard, our contributing editor.

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The first Tiferet Talk interview of 2013 is tonight at 7 PM and we’re excited to also share the schedule for the year: Judith Hanson Lasater 1/28, 7 – 7:30 pm EST Julie Maloney 2/25, 7 – 7:30 pm EST Natalie Goldberg 3/18, 7 – 7:30 pm EST Helene Cardona and John FitzGerald 4/28, 7 – 7:30 pm EST Molly Peacock 5/20, 7 – 7:30 pm EST Jane Hirshfield 6/17, 7 – 7:30 pm EST Doug Anderson 7/29, 7 – 7:30 pm EST Ann Hood 8/19, 7 – 7:30 pm EST Andrea Polard 9/30, 7 – 7:30 pm EST Alfred Corn 10/21, 1:-1:30 PM EST Jim Hanson 11/25, 7 – 7:30 pm EST Kanta Bosniak 12/16/13, 7 – 7:30 pm EST You can also listen to any of our past episodes on-demand.

Please join Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal for a conversation with Ami Kaye. More information to follow soon! To learn more about Ami Kaye please visit: http://amikaye.com/   The Tiferet Journal is most pleased to also offer to you our multiple, award winning and recently released, “Tiferet Talk Interviews” book. This book includes 12 more exceptional interviews from Julia Cameron, Edward Hirsch, Jude Rittenhouse, Marc Allen, Arielle Ford, Robert Pinsky, Dr. Bernie Siegel, Robin Rice, Jeffrey Davis, Floyd Skloot, Anthony Lawlor, and Lois P. Jones. It can be purchased in both print and Kindle formats at this link on Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/bu8m2zs  

Please note the Martha Serpas interview has been postponed. New interview date TBA.   Please join Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal  for a conversation with poet, editor, chaplain and creative writing professor Martha Serpas. Serpas is the author of two collections of poetry, Côte Blanche and The Dirty Side of the Storm. Her work has appeared in places such as The New Yorker, The Nation, and Southwest Review, as well as in a number of anthologies, including the Library of America’s American Religious Poems. She holds degrees in English and creative writing from Louisiana State, New York University, and the University of Houston, and a master of divinity from Yale Divinity School. For many years as an educational consultant and as a poet-in-residence, she facilitated the teaching of writing to children in New York City classrooms. She has taught recently at Yale Divinity School and the University of Tampa, where she served as poetry editor of Tampa Review. A native of south Louisiana, she remains active in efforts to restore Louisiana’s wetlands. Since 2006 she has worked as a trauma chaplain, first at Tampa General Hospital and now at Memorial Hermann—Texas Medical Center. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program Read the Rest…

Please join us for a conversation with Susan Piver on Tuesday, November 18, 2104 at 7 p.m. Susan Piver is a New York Times best-selling author of seven books and founder of the Open Heart Project, an international online meditation community with over 12,000 members. Susan’s books include The Hard Questions, the award-winning How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life, and The Wisdom of a Broken Heart. Her next book, Start Here Now: A Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation, will be published in 2015. She has studied Buddhism since 1995, graduating from a Buddhist seminary in 2004. Susan was authorized to teach meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage in 2005. Susan teaches workshops and speaks internationally on spirituality, meditation, communication styles, relationships, and creativity. In addition to writing the relationships column for body + soul magazine, she is the meditation expert and contributor at drweil.com and frequently appears as a network TV guest for shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, Today, and The Tyra Banks Show. Susan’s work has been featured in numerous publications, such as The New York Times, TIME, the Wall Street Journal, Parade, Money, and others. She launched The Open Heart Project in 2011. The online meditation community features members who practice together and find ways to Read the Rest…