Connie Alvarez

Communications Director

KCRW Staff/Producer

Connie Alvarez is KCRW Communications Director; former Director of Volunteer Services and former producer of Bookworm and Good Food.

 

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After the deaths of her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and her daughter, Quintana, Joan Didion wrote "Blue Nights," the most personal and poetic book of her career.

In Memory of Joan Didion: 'Blue Nights'

After the deaths of her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and her daughter, Quintana, Joan Didion wrote "Blue Nights," the most personal and poetic book of her career.

from Bookworm

I distinctly remember the first time I was ever embarrassed by my food.

The tale of the ugly duckling burrito: How tortillas taught me to embrace my identity

I distinctly remember the first time I was ever embarrassed by my food.

from Good Food

Biographer Brad Gooch reveals that he traveled 2500 miles to trace Rumi's footsteps, learned Persian and spent eight years to write “Rumi's Secret: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love.”

Brad Gooch: Rumi's Secret

Biographer Brad Gooch reveals that he traveled 2500 miles to trace Rumi's footsteps, learned Persian and spent eight years to write “Rumi's Secret: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love.”

from Bookworm

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