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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Julia Pierpont and Adam Johnson

Debut novelist Julia Pierpont, author of Among the Ten Thousand Things, joins Marrie Stone to talk about shifting points of view, new ways to approach old topics, and the virtue of MFAs.

In the second half, Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and short story writer Adam Johnson discusses his latest collection, Fortune Smiles.  Adam talks about his quirky childhood, his hands-on research process, what drives his curiosities, and much more.

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(Broadcast date: August 19, 2015)

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Novelists Lisa Glatt, author of The Nakeds and Victoria Patterson, author of The Little Brother, discuss their books with B. DeMarco-Barrett. Victoria Patterson will be at the Pen on Fire Speaker Series on Tues., Aug. 18, and Lisa Glatt will be at the Series on Sept. 8. Visit www.penonfire.com/speakerseries for more information and to register.

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(Broadcast date: August 12, 2015)

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Lidia Yuknavitch and Louisa Hall

Co-host Nicole Nelson talks to Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Small Backs of Children, about exploring the fluidity of identity, the challenge and necessity of awareness of scripts in art and in life, and how she is influenced by photography and film. Then Louisa Hall, author of Speak, talks about creating a novel with the innovative structure combining court transcripts, a diary, letters, and a memoir, about finding the voice of Mary, the 17th-century young woman at the heart of the novel, and about postponing her poet's habit of cutting and perfecting when writing fiction.

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(Broadcast date: August 5, 2015)

Friday, August 07, 2015

Literary agent Felicia Eth on Writers on Writing with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Bay Area literary agent Felicia Eth joins author and host Barbara DeMarco-Barrett for an hour of conversation about the publishing industry and how to get an agent.

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 (Broadcast date: July 29, 2015)

Monday, July 27, 2015

Lisa Lutz and Emily Gould

Lisa Lutz, author of How to Start a Fire, joins co-host Nicole Nelson to talk about writing in multiple points of view, moving from screenplay writing to novel-writing, and also about being labeled with the category of "Women's Fiction." Her book was used as an example of how the label unacceptably labels fiction by and about women as a subcategory of the real thing in a column by the Chicago Tribune's John Warner. Then Emily Gould, author of Friendship, enters the conversation to discuss how exploring her own interiority as a blogger and essayist helped her develop compassion for her characters, how time is a luxury when revising, and also how finding a title (as well as naming a baby) is hard.

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(Broadcast date: July 22, 2015)