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Friday, March 31, 2017

Elinor Lipman and Marcia Clark talk with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett on KUCI-FM

Novelists Elinor Lipman, author of On Turpentine Lane, and Marcia Clark, author of her new series, Blood Defense and Moral Defense, talk with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about their novels.

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(Broadcast date: March 29, 2017)

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Novelists Jami Attenberg and Jean Hanff Korelitz with Nicole Nelson

Jami Attenberg, author of All Grown Uptalks to guest host Nicole Nelson about writing dialogue that she knows won't be used in the novel just so that "the characters get to know each other," the importance of figuring out what you do well as a writer and doing it a lot, so that you start to do it automatically, and her message to aspiring writers: there are no shortcuts.

In the second half of the show, Jean Hanff Korelitz, author of The Devil and Webster, talks about
how this book came to her fully formed,writing about the theme of women wearing their power with great discomfort, and at great personal cost, and how, in her experience, if you are brave enough to go forward without knowing everything that is going to happen in your book, eventually you will be rewarded with the answer.

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(Broadcast date: March 22, 2017)

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Melissa Febos and Caite Dolan Leach on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Memoirist Melissa Febos, author of Abandon Me, joins co host Marrie Stone to talk about how this new book is both braver and more personal than her former memoir, Whip Smart.  She discusses how to go deep, protecting the ones you love in writing, how to structure a memoir as a book of essays, and much more.

In the second half, Caite Dolan Leach joins Marrie to talk about her novel, Dead Letters.  She talks about writing unlikable characters, creating suspense, and more.

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(Broadcast date: March 1, 2017)

Monday, March 13, 2017

Novelist Kevin Canty and literary agent Noah Lukeman on Writers on Writing with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Kevin Canty, author of The Underworld, and literary agent Noah Lukeman, author of The First Five Pages, talk with host Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about their work and the business of publishing.

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 (Broadcast date: March 8, 2017)

Friday, March 10, 2017

George Saunders on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

George Saunders joins co-host Marrie Stone for the entire hour to talk about his novel, Lincoln in the Bardo.  He shares his perspectives on empathy, compassion, the role of the artist in the current political climate, his views on death and dying, and much more.

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(Broadcast date: February 15, 2017)

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Poet Stephen Dunn & memoirist/novelist Judith Freeman

Stephen Dunn, author of Whereas, and Judith Freeman, author of the memoir, The Latter Days, talk with host Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about their work.

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(Broadcast date: Feb. 22, 2017)