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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Playwright Dan duling and scriptwriter William Rabkin

Dan Duling, playwright and scriptwriter (for the last 36 years) at Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Beach, and William Rabkin, author of Writing the Pilot.

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 (Broadcast date: July 20, 2016)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Rick Bass & Mary Roach

Short story legend Rick Bass joins co-host Marrie Stone to talk about his latest collection, For a Little While.  The conversation underscores how difficult it is to talk about the writing process, the elusive nature of good fiction, the feral qualities of the short story, and why most rules so often don't apply.

In the second half, the hilarious and irreverent science writer Mary Roach joins to talk about her latest, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War.   She talks about keeping her voice and humor in the face of serious subject matter, the value of a strong editor, what makes a subject matter "Roach worthy," and more.

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(Broadcast date: June 29, 2016)

Friday, July 22, 2016

Zora O'Neill and Chris McCormick on with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Travel writer and memoirist Zora O'Neill, author of All Strangers are Kin, and fiction writer Chris McCormick, author of the story collection Desert Boys talk with Barbara about--what else?--writing.

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 (Broadcast date: July 6, 2016)

Monday, July 04, 2016

Rebecca Schiff and Molly Prentiss with Nicole Nelson

Rebecca Schiff, author of The Bed Moved, talks to co-host Nicole Nelson about finding her voice, revision being the place where much of her characteristic sparseness and humor get sharpened, and her advice to write from a place of being excited rather than to be attached to what you have written.

In the second half, Molly Prentiss, author of Tuesday Nights in 1980talks about the feelings of doubt that artists face, the conflicts in her story and how they evolved over time, and the value of coincidence in drama.

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(Broadcast date: June 22, 2016)