Catherine Berry and Dennis Welch

This week we we have two wonderful guests. We’re speaking with writer, editor, and publicist Dennis Welch, and with writer and performer Catherine Berry. This is going to be another great show. Join us from 6-7pm Central Texas Time on 91.7 FM or you can stream us on KOOP.org.

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After reading some of Dennis Welch’s work, George Gallup Jr. had this salient advice for him: “Whatever you do, Dennis, be a writer.” During his tenure as VP and Publicity Director at Cave Henricks Communications, Dennis did just that… promoting authors’ work and writing and editing many blogs and guest columns for Forbes.com, CNBC.com, Change This, and others. He worked on several bestsellers and established tremendous relationships both with publishers and the media.

He also served as a Senior Staff Writer at The Gallup Organization. Gallup’s Chief Marketing Officer called him “one of the top 5 writers in the company.” He has written a memoir: Rich People Shop Here. And, he has a forthcoming book about the power of words, titled So… what are you saying?

Dennis is married to Susie and has two sons, Daniel and Dylan.

You can learn more about Dennis and his work by visiting his website BeArticulate.com.

Catherine Berry studied acting at New York University and received her BFA in musical theater from Webster Conservatory in St. Louis. She has lived and worked professionally in New York City, Chicago, Seattle and St. Louis. Ms. Berry began writing and performing her original work in Austin in 2000, first as a songwriter in the Austin music scene where she recorded Geography (Blind Hit Records) produced by Darden Smith and then continuing on to write creative nonfiction personal essays. She was chosen to be in the cast of “Listen to Your Mother” at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, Texas 2012. She won “Best of the Fest” at the Frontera Fringe Festival twice with her original one woman shows Spin-An Inverted Musical (2002) and Dish (2013). She spent two years as a writer/performer in Spike Gillespie’s Dick Monologues as well as performing original writing/storytelling with the Austin Bat Cave Story Department. Ms. Berry can be seen regularly reading her original work at Hyde Park Theatre with various writers.


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