Interview with Arthur Yorinks

Monday, February 26, 2007.

Arthur YorinksMark speaks with author and artistic director Arthur Yorinks about the origins of Night Kitchen Radio, the challenges of translating children’s books into one hour of radio theatre, the demise of the art form that was once children’s books and his belief in the power of creating pictures in your mind.

Arthur also provides a refreshing suggestion for reading books aloud: rather than being theatrical, he suggests we put our faith in the rhythm of the story.

Need more Arthur Yorinks? Jules at 7-imp has a nice spread on Arthur Yorinks and Night Kitchen Radio, inspired by this interview, here. (& thanks to Jules for the JOMB praise!)

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Comment by Jules

February 26, 2007 @ 10:37 am

Oh I love you all I love you all I love you all. My love grows daily, too. This interview is FABULOUS! SO FABULOUS! THANK YOU! Yes, I’m SCREAMING! It’s wonderful on so many levels. THANK YOU.

I’m so totally posting about it once our interview with Anne has its time in the spotlight.

Comment by Mark

February 26, 2007 @ 11:43 pm


Wow! Thanks so much for your kind words. We really appreciate getting feedback on our shows.


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February 27, 2007 @ 10:32 am

[…] And, while we normally tend to focus on book reviews and Poetry Fridays (and, well, now interviews, too, I suppose) here at 7-Imp, let me steer you in the direction of JOMB’s post from yesterday in which they talk to Arthur Yorinks. Yes, the Arthur Yorinks, who for “thirty-five years has written and directed for opera, theater, dance, and film and is the author of over two dozen acclaimed and award-winning books for children, including the Caldecott Medal winner, Hey, Al“* — and, most recently, co-creator of Mommy? (and Andrea is always so dang humble about these kickin’ interviews they manage to snag all on their own — in her words, it’s “just me and Mark, our coffee and our love of children’s books”). […]

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September 15, 2007 @ 3:45 pm

[…] Todd Marrone: Life Doesn’t Frighten Me Kristen Crusius: Where the Sidewalk Ends Chef Mark Tafoya: In the Night Kitchen (on JOMB) Francis Wooby: Goodnight Moon Jesse Taylor: A Wrinkle in Time C.C. Chapman: Green Eggs and Ham Gretchen Vogelzang: Who Says Quack?, Goodnight Moon, The Magic Treehouse Series, The Enders Steve Garfield: Help us identify the book Whitney Hoffman: Artemis Fowl Eric Skiff: Everyone Poops Christopher Penn: The Butter Battle Book Paige Heninger: The Rainbow Goblins, Sheep in a Jeep, Charlie and Lola Series Lynnette Young: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Wizard of Oz […]

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