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Thursday, March 22, 2018

John Freeman and Jensen Beach on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Literary critic, writer and poet John Freeman joins Marrie to talk about his collection, Maps. John brings all his insights, wisdom and pitch-perfect ear to the discussion of poetry, and treats the listener with a few readings.

In the second half, Jensen Beach talks about his collection, Swallowed by the Cold.  These interlocking stories, set in Sweden, provide the groundwork for a discussion of setting, character,  pacing and plot in the short story form.

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(Broadcast date: November 1, 2017)

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Leni Zumas on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM, with Nicole Nelson

Novelist Leni Zumas, author of Red Clockstalks to guest host Nicole Nelson about how attention to language can help foster authenticity, how she learned to put more pressure on story threads and "stick with the trouble," and how she developed a style that insists that readers "keep up."

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(Broadcast date: March 07, 2018)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Kristin Hannah discusses "The Great Alone" on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

New York Times bestselling novelist Kristin Hannah joins Marrie Stone for the hour to discuss her latest novel, The Great Alone. Kristin shares her fascination with Alaska and living off the grid. She discusses writing dark characters and dark themes, against the backdrop of an oppressive setting. Kristin talks about writing in the aftermath of success, throwing away failed novels, creating suspense, and her long fascination with writing about strong women.

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(Broadcast date: February 28, 2018)

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Catherine Banner and Kelly Corrigan on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Marrie Stone is joined by Catherine Banner, author of House at the Edge of Night. Catherine discusses the art of structure, how introducing a fairy tale to the beginning of each section grounded the book, inhabiting characters very different from herself, and writing as an outside (from the perspective of both time and place).

In the second half, Kelly Corrigan discusses her latest, Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say. Corrigan talks about several of those hard things, the need to re-write something 42 times to make it appear easy and seamless, the importance of details and the tines of a fork, and much more great wisdom and advice.

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(Broadcast date: February 14, 2018)

PLEASE NOTE: Catherine Banner's interview cuts off a bit early due to technical difficulties.