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Storyteller Bill Harley

Photo by Tom Thurston

Tuesday, Grammy-winning storyteller and musician Bill Harley is in studio. Harley specializes in "growing up stories," but he doesn't aim to tell kids what to do. He's more interested in describing the experiences and feelings of childhood. He says his job is to make kids laugh, but you'll often find his whole audience in stitches. Harley is in Utah as a guest of Writers@Work, and he joins Doug to talk about his craft and to remind us what the world looks like from a child's perspective.

Writers@Work will host "An Evening with Bill Harley," Tuesday, June 5th, 7:00 p.m. at the Masonic Temple in Salt Lake City. Tickets are $20 and support the W@W scholarship program. It's part of the annual Writers@Work conference, being held June 6 - 10. For tickets and more information, visit Writers@Work.

Check out Bill Harley's song about entropy (hint: you'll need Real Media Player).


Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.