Local artists receive Artists 360 Grants: September 10, 2019, Artists 360, a program administered by the MidAmerica Arts Alliance, announces the annual grantees, 15 in the professional category and 5 in the student category. Crescent is one of the former, in the Performing Arts category.
The project for which she was accepted: “Crescent Dragonwagon will focus on and further develop her first play, Until Just Moistened: A Not-Quite-One-Woman Show, with Crumbs. The play, accepted for and produced by the 2018 Arkansas New Play Festival, is the story of grieving, told in part through cornbread. A two-person play, including music by Bill Haymes (a Nashville-based professional singer-songwriter and friend), its themes of love, loss, grief, regeneration, friendship, resilience, rediscovery are both particular and universal.”
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The Uprising Spark: podcast interview (episode 12), August 2019. Crescent talks with Isabel Firecracker about living childfree — and why, though she initially wanted and planned to have children, she is very, very glad she didn’t.
“Crescent Dragonwagon: Do Not Meddle in the Affairs of Dragons…”, Refigural Book (print edition), 2018, lengthy interview with CD.
Wonder Woman of the High South profile, Citi-Scapes Magazine, December 2018. Short profile, and a seasonal recipe from CD.
“Swapping soup serves to keep this group of couples close“, Portland Press Herald, December 2018. A soup club, which often features recipes from Crescent’s Dairy Hollow House Soup & Bread: A Country Inn Cookbook.
Meeting a Mentor: An Interview with Crescent Dragonwagon, September, 2018, Food Channel (
Until Just Moistened: A One-Woman Show, with Crumbs, June, 2018: Crescent’s first play, announced by TheatreSquared, which selected it as their workshop production for the 2018 Arkansas New Play Festival
“Crescent Dragonwagon is constantly writing…”, 2014, profile, Brattleboro Reformer.
The Splendid Table, 2015, American Public Media / NPR host Lynn Rosetto Kaspar interviews CD about her book Bean by Bean.
The Queen of Bean Cuisine, 2012, major, in-depth Boston Globe profile.
The World of Beans: On Point with Tom Ashbrook, 2012, in-depth 45-minute National Public Radio interview, featuring Crescent’s book Bean by Bean.
“If I were a bean, I would feel lucky to be planted in Crescent’s garden…” : 2012, CD’s Extra-Green Green Curry, in a review and story from Dowdy Corners Cookbook Club
Crescent Dragonwagon’s Gumbo Zeb, 2011, CD’s Gumbo, in a review and story from Dowdy Corners Cookbook Club
Dragonwagon in Tulsa, 2010, news about a talk CD gave
“Crescent-esque”, 2008, a profile of Crescent in Relish Magazine, featuring her vegetarian cooking.
A Misfit Who Fits In: Radical Finds Peace-and Success As An Innkeeper-in Small-town Arkansas, Chicago Tribune profile, 1992, just before Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton’s election as president.
Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture, detailed biography
cookstr.com, periodically updated profile / bio, focusing on Crescent’s culinary writing.
Smashwords, 2012, brief profile
Pinterest Books by Crescent Dragonwagon