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Our region is home to artists of all genres. On The Point, we give local writers their moment in the spotlight; throughout the hour we hear from people writing about a variety of topics. We learn about their writing process, what inspires them to put pen to paper, and how they’re using local resources to help with their writing, editing or publishing. We also endeavor to understand how has the pandemic impacted their work. 

Here's a list of the guests on the program as well as some of the authors, illustrators, and book titles mentioned durng the show. 


Nancy Rubin Stuart, executive Director of the Cape Cod Writers Center and author of Defiant Brides.


Nancy Shoemaker, graphic artist, printer, and owner of the West Barnstable Press, and co author with James Gould of the forthcoming book “Women of Barnstable” 


Robin Joyce MillerThe Faithful Journey: From Slavery to Presidency and Who Do You Say That I Am? A Man Called Jesus


Gil Newton- Activities for the Cape Cod Beachcomber


Karen Rinaldo (illustrator) Kevin Doyle (writer)- In the Wake of the Mayflower: First Encounter


Pamela Chatteron-Purdy Rev. David Purdy-  “Adoption in Black & White” 


Paul Raymer- Death at the Edge of the Diamond


Rob Ritchey- Marriette, Available at yellowumbrellabooks


Michelle Cusolito-"Flying Deep", a children’s book about WHOI’s deep Sea Submersible


Jonathan Carroll- “Barnstorming”, about the Negro Baseball League in the 1920s


Grace Freundlich, Enough of All That


 Jennifer Smith TurnerChild Bride


Pebbles in the Stream, A Poetic Sense of Life, Original poetry by Literary Arts Members of the Sancwich Arts Alliance


Melissa Payne (writer) and Jeremy Wurzburg (illustrator)- Perfectly Different Faces

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Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.