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New Season of NPT’s Emmy Award-Winning ‘A Word on Word’ Series Begins

Published on February 17, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

A new season of A Word on Words premieres on air on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 10:26 a.m., and is available online at awordonwords.org and the NPT Arts Connection YouTube channel. The second season opener features Nashville author Ann Patchett interviewed at her bookstore, Parnassus Books, by Mary Laura Philpott (who also handles social media […]

Opera Based on Ann Patchett’s ‘Bel Canto’ Airs Jan. 13 on NPT

Published on January 7, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

The Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Bel Canto the Opera, an adaptation of Nashville author Ann Patchett’s award-winning novel about a hostage crisis in a South American embassy, will air on PBS’ Great Performances series, Friday, Jan. 13, at 8 p.m. on NPT. The new opera was composed by Jimmy López with a libretto by Pulitzer […]

A Word on Words Tribute to John Seigenthaler on July 27 from 2-6 pm

Published on July 21, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

Earlier this month, we laid to rest a true Nashville giant. John Seigenthaler was many things, among them a journalist and First Amendment advocate, but as we wrote in a statement posted on Friday, July 11, to us he was a friend, a member of the NPT family and the longtime volunteer host — for 42 years — of A […]

ANN PATCHETT'S EVERYWHERE … AND ON NPT

Published on October 1, 2007 By Joe Pagetta

Novelist and Nashville’s-own Ann Patchett will be the guest on NPT’s A Word on Words with John Seigenthaler this coming Sunday, October 7 at 10:30 a.m. on NPT-Channel 8. Patchett, who a week ago got everyone in town talking with her New York Times Travel piece about the music scene in East Nashville, will discuss […]