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The Writer's Block  

 

                                                                                        with John Ronan

 

The Writer's Block, a cable program originating in Gloucester, MA, and broadcast also to Essex, Manchester and Rockport, MA, is one of the longest, continuously running cable series in New England.  The Writer's Block won First Prize for Excellence in 2005 from the New England Cable Television Association.  It is a production of Cape Ann TV and will celebrate its 25th anniversary with the 2014-15 season.  

 

The silver season will debut with PIXELS and PRINT: TELEVISION and THE WRITTEN WORD, a discussion by a distinguished panel of media experts on the future of text in an electronic age.  The premier program will be cablecast on Thursday, September 25, at 8:00 p.m. on CATV channel 12.  BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT THAT LONG!  The episode will be taped on Wednesday, September 3, at Cape Ann Museum.  The cameras roll at 2:00 p.m. and the public is invited!

Check back for news and events marking the Silver Anniversary.  And in the meantime, Watchrecent episodes!  Or take a nostalgic look at the names below, the guest list for the first twenty-four years of The Writer's Block with John Ronan.

 

THE WRITER’S BLOCK with JOHN RONAN

 

The Guest List

 

 

 

1990-91 Season

 

#1 Carol Dine

 

#2 Peter Watson

 

#3 Harriet Webster

 

#4 Sharron Cohen

 

#5 Joseph Garland

 

#6 Deidre Waz, Lisabeth Kirk, Tom Stoodley    

 

#7 Carl Carlsen

 

#8 Chris Leahy

 

#9 Valery Nash

 

#10 Kim Bartlett

 

#11 Sue Jhirad

 

#12 Jackie Bigford

 

#13 Charles Taylor 

 

 

1991-92 SEASON

 

#14 Kevin MacMillan

 

#15 Lisa Martin

 

#16 Carol Dine, Stephanie Sermuksnis, John Ronan

 

#17 Patricia Waller, Dorothy Squillace

 

#18 George Rosen

 

#19 Stephanie Sermuksnis

 

#20 Jen Dupee, Emily O'Brien

 

#21 Rae Francoeur

 

#22 Carole Wood Hardy

 

#23 Jim Munn, Matt Ventimiglia, Lorelei Costa

 

#24 Peter Foss 
 
 

 

1992-93 SEASON

 

#25 John Burke

 

#26 John Nelson

 

#27 Joe Boyd

 

#28 Katie Lesch, Meghan Lordan, Alice Reagan

 

#29 Rod Kessler

 

#30 Neal Zagarella

 

#31 Susan Beattie, Janice Severance

 

#32 Charlotte Gordon

 

#33 Skye Alexander

 

#34 Billy Hruby

 

#35 Peter Anastas, Vincent Ferrini, Joseph Garland, John Ronan, Part I

 

#36 Peter Anastas, Vincent Ferrini, Joseph Garland, John Ronan, Part II 

 

 

1993-94 SEASON

 

#37 Ken Willianson, Jamie Valle

 

#38 David Wise

 

#39 Helen Ann Lind

 

#40 Nuber Alexanian

 

#41 David Pugh

 

#42 David Leeco

 

#43 J. P. Smith

 

#44 Jerry Ackerman

 

#45 Gabrielle Viator, Jessica Laicano

 

#46 Jim Schoel

 

#47 Kitty Reeve

 

#48 Theresa Bernstein 

 

 

1994-95 SEASON

 

#49 Helen Naismith

 

#50 Roger Martin

 

#51 Andrew Doran

 

#52 Shep Abbott

 

#53 Sharron Cohen, David McArdle

 

#54 John Burke, Anne Driscoll

 

#55 Arthur Rose

 

#56 Joan Borton

 

#57 Mary Wessling-Harrington

 

#58 Ray Bentley

 

 

1995-96 SEASON

 

#59 Writer's Block Party I

 

#60 Writer's Block Party II

 

#61 Writer's Block Party III

 

#62 Writer's Block Party IV

 

#63 Beverly Quint, Megan Heinze, Frances Wosmek   

 

#64 Mike Vaughn

 

#65 Jeff Dingle

 

#66 Tom Dresser

 

#67 Peter Todd

 

#68 Beverly Quint

 

#69 Sage Walcott

         

 

1996-97 SEASON

 

#70 Michael York

 

#71 Peter Anastas, Vincent Ferrini

 

#72 Merrill McLane

 

#73 Eileen Whyte

 

#74 John Ronan

 

#75 Bonnie Jae Dane

 

#76 Bob Auwerda

 

#77 Linda Pastan

 

#78 Rufus Collinson

 

#79 Meredith Fine

 

#80 Ruth Maassen

 

#81 Laura Harrington

 

 

 

1997-98 SEASON

 

#82 Karin Gertsch

 

#83 Lyn Brakeman

 

#84 Mary Ann Shatford, Rusty Shatford

 

#85 Waino Ray

 

#86 Harry Walen

 

#87 Carmine Gorga

 

#88  Molly Minturn, Mike Keefe-Feldman

 

#89 Pat Lowery Collins

 

#90 David McArdle, David Ellis

 

#91 Herb Pomeroy

 

#92  Phyllis Karas

 

#93  Susanne Dubroff

 

 

 

1998-99 SEASON

 

#94 Herb Kenny

 

#95 Aine Greaney

 

#96 Anthony Weller

 

#97 Roger Martin

 

#98 Dave McAveeney

 

#99 Bonnie Hurd Smith

 

#100 Rhina Espaillat

 

#101 Pat Sutherland

 

#102 Eleanor Parsons

 

#103 Marty Krugman, Joe Garland

 

#104 Karen Laing

 

#105 Dan Connell

 

 

 

1999-2000 SEASON

 

#106 Peter Prybot

 

#107 Amy Dengler

 

#108 Carol St. John

 

#109 Gregory Gibson

 

#110 Joe Garland

 

#111 David Kantor

 

#112 John Ronan

 

#113 Erik Parillo

 

#114 Judi Jordan

 

#115 Steve Bergman

 

#116 Vincent Ferrini

 

#117 Peter Tuttle

 

#118 Kevin Baker

 

 

2000-01 SEASON

 

#119 Joseph Garland, Jim Sharp

 

#120 Anne Babson Carter

 

#121 Rick McCabe

 

#122 Dan Sklar

 

#123 Fred Dillen

 

#124 Leslie Dillen

 

#125 Karin Bruckner

 

#126 Josh Reynolds

 

#127 Claire Keyes

 

#128 Raymond Bates

 

#129 Carol Bjorlie

 

#130 Anne Driscoll

 

 

2001-02 SEASON

  

 

 

#131 Ken Gloss

 

#132 Rhina Espaillat

 

#133 Joe Palmisano, Jamey Burnham

 

#134 Dodie Gibbons

 

#135 Susan Oleksiw

 

#136 Zellie Kaplan, Susan Dunlap

 

#137 Mark Williams

 

#138 Frank Blessington

 

#139 Deborah Cramer

 

#140 Richard Earle

 

#141 Robert Froese

 

#142 Henry Ferrini

 

 

 

2002-03 SEASON

  

#143 Peter Prybot

 

#144 Roger Martin

 

#145 Ray Bentley

 

#146 Les Bartlett

 

#147 Miriam Weinstein

 

#148 Toni Kelner

 

#149 Karl Muench

 

#150 Lyn Brakeman

 

#151 Bob Drohan, Dom Nicastro

 

#152 Peter Anastas

 

#153 Ann McArdle

 

#154 Marianna Heusler

 

 

 

2003-04 SEASON

 

#155 Poetry Without Paper School Poets

 

#156 Mary Ray

 

#157 Karen Bruckner

 

#158 Sewell Hayes

 

#159 Felice Kachinsky

 

#160 Ed Touchette

 

#161 Chester Brigham

 

#162 Bill Waller

 

#163 Madeline Caviness

 

#164 Peter Tuttle

 

#165 Peter Bergholtz, Don Dawson, Eleanor Parsons

 

#166 David Joyner

 

#167 David McArdle, Amy Dengler

 

 

 

 

2004-05 SEASON

 

#168 Poetry Without Paper School Poets

 

#169 Joe Orlando

 

#170 Peter Anastas

 

#171 Kory Curcuru

 

#172 Tony Vallone

 

#173 Eileen Ford

 

#174 Susan Erony, Bethany Jay

 

#175 Mike Telles, Courtney Murphy

 

#176 Leslie Dillen

 

#177 Fred Dillen

 

#178 Anthony Weller

 

#179 Josh Arnold

 

 

2005-6  SEASON

 

#180  Poetry Without Paper School Poets

 

#181  Terri Hauck

 

#182  Peter Anastas,

 

#183  Russ Carriker

 

#184  Bonnie Hurd Smith

 

#185  Neil Olson

 

#186  David Olson

 

#187  Ed Touchette

 

#188  Ingeborg Lauterstein

 

#189  Danuta Borchardt

 

#190  Peter Prybot

 

#191  Carl Carlsen

 

#192  Roger Brisson

 

#193  M. Lynda Robinson

 

 

2006-7  SEASON

 

#194 Poetry Without Paper School Poet

 

#195 Marc Levy

 

#196 Kathleen Valentine

 

#197 Suzanne Seller

 

#198 Robert Froese

 

#199 Henri Smith, Nat Simpkins

 

#200 Jim Craig

 

#201 Tom Kaplan-Maxfield

 

#202 Janet Young

 

#203 Mark Williams

 

#204 Tom Brooks

 

#205 Dom Nicastro

 

#206 Roger Brisson

 

#207 Ron Gilson

 

 

 

2007-8  SEASON

 

#208 Poetry Without Paper School Poets

 

#209 Chester Brigham

 

#210 John Ronan

 

#211 Kim Smith

 

#212 Suzanne Seller

 

#213 JoAnn Hart

 

#214 Ron Morin

 

#215 Les Bartlett

 

#216 Susan Berg

 

#217 Sally Lee

 

#218 Sarah Dunlap, Stephanie Buck

 

#219 Dorothy Stevens

 

#220 Brian Orr 

 

 

2008-9  SEASON

 

#221 Poetry Without Paper School Poets

 

#222 Robert Ellis

 

#223 Paula Sline

 

#224 Jape Payette

 

#225 Steve Scotti

 

#226 Lisa Ramos

 

#227 Davida Rosenblum

 

#228 Ray Lamont

 

#229 Jill Carter

 

#230 Greg Bover, Carol Gray

 

#231 Jane Enos, Janet Mackay-Smith

 

#232 Kate McCann

 

#233 John Ronan, Sinikka Nogelo

 

 

 

2009-10  SEASON

 

#234 – Poetry Without Paper School Poets

 

#235 – Kristina Lindborg

 

#236 – Carmine Gorga

 

#237 – Sharon Cook

 

#238 – Rufus Collinson

 

#239 – Tom Hauck

 

#240 – Margery Leach

 

#241 – Janet Green Garrison, Gordon Baird, Paul Jermain,

 

#242 – Bonnie Hurd Smith

 

#243 – Pamela Mansfield

 

#244 – Danuta Borchardt

 

#245 – Pat Lowery Collins

 

 

2010-11  SEASON

 

#246 – Poetry Without Paper School Poets

 

#247 -  Susan Oleksiw

 

#248 -  Peter Todd

 

#249 – Ha Tran

 

#250 – Sharon Chace

 

#251 – Sharon Love Cook

 

#252 -  Robert Froese

 

#253 – Diane Giardi

 

#254 - Richard Wood

 

#255 - Tom Hauck

 

#256 - Jay Featherstone

 

#257 - Tara Gita

 

#258 - Michael McNamara

 

 

 

2011-12  SEASON

 

#259 – Beverly Johnson, Bob Quinn, Beverly Quint, Diane Giardi, E.R. Waldron

 

#260 -  Daisy Nell

 

#261 -  Henry Allen

 

#262 – Margery Leach

 

#263 – Doug Stewart

 

#264 – John Morris

 

#265 – Mary McCarl

 

#266 – Allen Estes

 

#267 – Chris Leahy

 

#268 -  Lisa Martin

 

#269 -  John Grant

 

#270 -  Joey Ciaramataro 

 

 

 

#271 - Henry Ferrini, Charlee Bianchini

 
 

 

 

 

2012-13  SEASON

 

#272 – Chester Brigham

 

#273 – Jean Hodgin

 

#274 – Jay McLauchlan

 

#275 – Daisy Nell

 

#276 – Betty Erkkila

 

#277 – George Rosen

 

#278 – Laura Harrington

 

#279 – Denuta Borchardt

 

#280 – Ruthanne Collinson

 

#281 – Mark Carlotto

 

#282 – Theresia Millasovich

 

#283 – Ellen Lefavour

 

#284 – Capt. James F. Parisi, Hilary Frye, Peter Willwerth

 

 

 

2013-14  SEASON

 

#285 – Poetry Without Paper Student Poets

 

#286 – Lisa Griffiths

 

#287 – Deborah Finkelstein

 

#288 – Tamsin Venn, David Eden

 

#289 – Michael Glenn

 

#290 – Susan Jhirad

 

#291 – Laurie Geary

 

#292 – Michael McNamara

 

#293 – William Sargent

 

#294 – Sharon Chace

 

#295 – Kate McCann

 

#296 – Daisy Nell

 

#297 – Peter Todd

 
 
 

 

2014-15 SEASON TBA

 

 

 #298 25th Anniversary Kickoff Program

 

#299

 

#300

 

#301

 

#302

 

#303

 

#304

 

#305

 

#306

 

#307

 

#308

 

#309

 

#310

 

 

 

 

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