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Monday, January 28, 2019

Tim O'Brien joins Marrie Stone on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Iconic Vietnam War novelist and short story writer Tim O'Brien (author of The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods, Going After Cacciato, and more) joins Marrie Stone for the hour to talk about memory, truth, storytelling, mortality and more. O'Brien shares his philosophy that the sound of the story—its cadence, rhythm, and music—should be its guiding principle. He also discusses his revisitation of Hemingway's work and the powerful persistence of childhood memories.

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(Broadcast date: January 23, 2019)

Friday, January 18, 2019

David R. Gillham and Janet Clare with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

David R. Gillham, author of Annelies, a novel based on Anne Frank and who would she might have been had she lived, and Janet Clare, author of the novel, Time is the Longest Distance, about a woman who learns her father is an Aussie, and goes to find him, talk with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett on this latest episode of Writers on Writing.

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(Broadcast date: January 16, 2019)

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Jenn Stroud Rossmann and June Casagrande on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Debut novelist Jenn Stroud Rossmann joins Marrie Stone to talk about her novel, The Place You're Supposed to Laugh. She shares her insights on how she unpacked the novel, writing from a young, black male's point of view, and how her work as a mechanical engineer and professor feeds her fiction.

In the second half, June Casagrande shares her insights and wisdom into grammar and syntax with her latest book, The Joy of Syntax: A Simple Guide to All the Grammar You Know You Should Know. She discusses common mistakes writers make, how to play with syntax in fiction, good examples of bad writing, and more.

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(Broadcast date: January 9, 2019)

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Liane Moriarty & Mark Russell Gelade on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Bestselling author Liane Moriarty joins Marrie Stone to talk about her latest novel, Nine Perfect Strangers. She shares her process, her weaknesses, and her affinity for multiple points of view, among many other things.

In the second half, Mark Russell Gelade joins to share his debut collection, Navigating by Stars: 24 Very Short Stories of Love & LongingHe reads a few pieces and talk about their origins, his revision process, his inspirations, arcs across his work and the art of compression.

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(Broadcast date: December 26, 2018).

Sunday, January 06, 2019

Actor Omid Abtahi on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM in OC, California, with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Actor Omid Abtahi, featured in American Gods, Boys of Abu Ghraib, Homeland, Argo, etcetera etcetera, spends the hour with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett. They talk about the creative process, his roles, and how it all begins with the word.

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(Broadcast date: Jan. 2, 2019)

Friday, January 04, 2019

Memoirist Beth M. Howard with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Memoirist Beth M. Howard, author of Hausfrau Honeymoon, talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about her new memoir, a prequel to Making Piece, on KUCI-FM 88.9. The show is first broadcast from UC-Irvine Campus and later podcast on iTunes. Subscribe to the show on iTunes and when a new show is uploaded, you'll receive it in your podcast file.

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(Broadcast date: January 2, 2019)

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