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Arts and Letters Radio kicks off its third season with "All Wars Are Civil Wars," on Friday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. featuring Andrew Malan Milward, assistant professor of creative writing in the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts. He will discuss his short story collection, "I Was A Revolutionary," published by Harper.

Milward's collection interrogates historical Kansas from the Civil War to the present through literary fiction and artifacts, including Wikipedia entries, photographs, maps and satirical cartoons. In the episode "All Wars Are Civil Wars," two stories from Milward's collection will be discussed: "The Burning of Lawrence" and "O Death." The first story, "The Burning of Lawrence," examines Quantrill's Raid of 1863. The second story, "O Death," talks about Exodusters, African American migrants who made their way to Nicodemus, Kansas after the war.

A native of Lawrence, Kansas, and a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Milward is the author of the story collection "The Agriculture Hall of Fame," which was awarded the Juniper Prize in Fiction by the University of Massachusetts. He has served as the McCreight Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, a Steinbeck Fellow at San Jose State University, and has received fellowships and awards from the Lannan Foundation, Jentel Foundation and Yaddo.

This 29-minute episode features musicians, including Kelley Deal and Mike Montgomery of R-Ring, Radio Birds, The Mallet Brothers, Amyjo Savannah, Bonnie Montgomery, Lady Georgia Hudson, Rodney Block and Tim Anthony and friends.

Arts and Letters is produced at National Public Radio station KUAR in Little Rock, Arkansas. Arts and Letters is an educational radio show that strives to enlighten its audience and is dedicated to showcasing aspects of the humanities and literary arts in the South and beyond. The episode was funded with a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Arts and Letters audio podcasts can be accessed through the website, KUAR’s website, iTunes or via NPR Podcasts.

The show air-date is Friday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. on KUAR 89.1 FM. For more information, visit the website, call the station at 501-569-8485 or email arts&letters@ualr.edu.