The SAFTAcast, a part of the Sundress Academy for the Arts, has released its 36th Episode featuring poet Sarah A. Chavez. The new episode and all previous episodes and promos are available on iTunes or for free download. They can also be found on the podcast’s blog at SAFTAcast.com.
SAFTAcast prides itself on being a writer’s podcast that is not about writing; in fact the subject of writing is immediately ruled out as a possible conversation topic. These programs are more focused on learning about the creators as opposed to the creation. This often inspires candid and no-pressure conversations about whatever may be on their minds. Host Scott C Fynboe brings an electric charge to the program with witty insights that spur guests on and eccentric promos for each upcoming episode. Scott C is a former radio disc jockey from upstate New York. He received a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern Mississippi and currently lives and teaches on Florida’s Treasure Coast.
Guests on the SAFTAcast range from Sundress Publications authors to widely published poets and writers from around the country. Join Scott C. as he and Sarah talk desserts, overdosing on Halloween, and macabre films. They’ll also reflect on their common coffee drinking habits.
Sarah A. Chavez, a mestiza born and raised in the California Central Valley, is the author of the chapbook, All Day, Talking (Dancing Girl Press, 2014), which was featured on Sundress Publications’ book spotlight, The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed. She holds a PhD in English with a focus in poetry and Ethnic Studies from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in North Dakota Quarterly, Accentos Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Luna Luna Magazine, among others. Her manuscript, This, Like So Much, was an Honorable Mention for the 2013 Quercus Review Press Poetry Book Contest. A selection from her chapbook manuscript All Day, Talking won the Susan Atefat Peckham Fellowship in 2013. She is a proud member of the Macondo Writers Workshop.