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Mendocino Coast Writers' Conference goes online this year; registration deadline coming up June 30

The 31-year-old Mendocino Coast Writers' Conference goes online this year because of COVID-19. But Executive Director Lisa Locascio, in her second year of diversifying the conference by recruiting more young writers of color as faculty and students, says it may make the conference even more accessible.

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A pioneer in community radio, Marty Durlin came to KZYX after serving as manager of KZMU in Moab UT. Her longest tenure was at KGNU in Boulder CO, where she helmed the station for more than 20 years, cofounded the Grassroots Radio Conference and served as chair of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, the Pacifica National Board, and the Rocky Mountain Community Radio Coalition. Also a print and radio journalist and a musical playwright, Durlin has spent her career in community media and community theatre. To reach her, email marty@kzyx.org.