KUCI Fund Drive

Monday, November 24, 2014

Robert Olen Butler & Caitlin Doughty

Pulitzer Prize winning author Robert Olen Butler joins Marrie Stone to talk about his latest Christopher Marlow Cobb novel, The Empire of Night, and how to utilize the "compost of the imagination" to create art. 

Licensed mortician Caitlin Doughty joins in the second half to discuss her memoir, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematory.  Caitlin gives advice on how to talk to children about death, what attracted her to mortuary science, and options for after-life care most people don't know exist. 

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(Broadcast date: November 12, 2014)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Meg Wolitzer & Thrity Umrigar

New York Times bestselling author Meg Wolitzer joins Marrie Stone to talk about her latest young adult novel, Belzhar, her attraction to young adult fiction, Sylvia Plath, and what makes a compelling character.  Thrity Umrigar joins in the second half to discuss her latest novel,  The Story Hour, and how the power of narrative has the ability to alter our world view.  

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(Broadcast date: October 15, 2014)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Jayne Anne Phillips & Matthew Thomas

Jayne Anne Phillips, author of Quiet Dell, and Matthew Thomas, author of We Are Not Ourselves, join Marrie Stone to talk about inspiration, craft, endurance, and their revision process.

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(Broadcast date: August 27, 2014)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Lit agent Laurie Fox on with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Literary agent Laurie Fox spent the entire hour on the show talking about what she looks for in potential clients, query letters, and more.

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 (Broadcast date: Nov. 5, 2014)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Smith Henderson, James Ellroy & KUCI Fund Drive

Smith Henderson, author of Fourth of July Creek, joins co-host Marrie Stone to talk about marrying two separate stories together, the importance of plot, writing across genres, and how being steeped in the mountains of Montana and a dismal life of social work gave rise to a beautiful novel.  In the second half, James Ellroy, author of Perfidia,  talks about the definition of noir, immersing oneself in story and the past, living without technology, and how stories are born in his brain.

It's KUCI's semiannual Fund Drive.  For the next week and a half, your donations will support our podcasts, our station, and our show.  If you--or someone you know--has benefited from our show, now is your chance to show your support.  Someone once described "Writers on Writing" as a free and convenient MFA program.  Stellar authors bring their wisdom and advice into your home each week.  We have some awesome premiums, including gift certificates, tickets to Long Beach Confidential: An Evening of Noir, books, t-shirts, CDs, etc., which are all available for your donation. 

Call us at (949) 824-5824 or donate online at www.kuci.org, and be sure to mention our show. Thank you!

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(Broadcast date: October 29, 2014)