Family & Lifestyle

Anticipating the Story, Love of Sports through Reading

Worlds Awaiting
  • Nov 12, 2016 7:00 pm
  • 29:13

Anticipating the Story (3:24) A writer’s inspiration can take many forms – a novel, a picture book, a short story. Writer Tim Wynne-Jones has written in all of these genres, and then some! Tim talks to Rachel today about his creative process and how he enjoys the anticipation of discovering the direction a story will take. He is an award-winning author of thirty-four books including novels, picture books, and short story anthologies. His most recent novel for young adults is The Emperor of Any Place. And, his newest picture book is Secret Agent Man Goes Shopping for Shoes. Love of Sports through Reading (13:50) Next, Cole Wissinger of the Worlds Awaiting team visits with Spencer Linton, sportscaster and co-host of BYU Sports Nation on BYU-TV and Radio. They talk about Spencer’s passion for sports and what he enjoyed reading as a child, from sports stats on player cards to The Berenstain Bears. Linton has worked as a sportscaster at iProvo Cable in Provo, Utah; KJCT News 8 in Grand Junction, Colorado; KESQ-TV in Palm Desert, California; and elsewhere. Spencer Linton was also the play-by-play voice on BYU-TV for the Rio Olympics. Poetry (27:34) We finish up the show today with two poems that will take you into another world - Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Swing read by Emily Brown and The Song of Mr. Toad from Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows read by Mike Pond.