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Wednesday, July 01, 2020

David James Poissant on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Short story author and novelist David James Poissant joins Marrie Stone to talk about his latest book, Lake Life, which will be released on July 7, 2020.


Jamie shares how a story from his collection, The Heaven of Animals, evolved into this novel; how chapter 11 eventually became chapter 1; tacking challenging points of view (and those characters he feels unqualified to tackle); the importance of place and setting; and so much more.

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(Broadcast date: July 1, 2020)

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Comedy TV Writer & Essayist Kari Lizer on "Writers on Writing," KUCI-FM

Actor, writer, and producer Kari Lizer joins Marrie Stone to talk about her hilarious collection, Aren't You Forgetting Someone: Essays From My Mid-Life Revenge. Kari was the co-executive producer of Will & Grace, and the creator of the CBS sitcom, The New Adventures of Old Christine. She talks about how writing for television and screenplays helped her in this essay collection, her path into writing, the importance of the revision process, the use of humor during dark days, the difference between an anecdote and an essay, and so much more.

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(Broadcast date: June 17, 2020)

Monday, June 08, 2020

Lydia Millet on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Lydia Millet joins Marrie Stone for the hour to talk about her latest novel, A Children's Bible. She talks about how she conquered her plot problems, managing a big cast of characters, how the novel spoke to the quarantine into which it was released, and much more.

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(Broadcast date: June 3, 2020)

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Courtney Maum on Writers on Writing

Courtney Maum, author of Before and After the Book Deal: A Writer's Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book (Catapult), talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about the art, craft, and business of writing.

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Intro and outro music by Travis Barrett. Find him on Spotify and YouTube.

(Broadcast date: May 27, 2020)

Monday, May 25, 2020

Gish Jen on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Gish Jen, author of The Resisters, joins Marrie Stone for the hour to talk baseball, knitting, artificial intelligence, and the role of the fiction writer in today's world. She shares her wit, her wisdom, and writing advice.

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(Broadcast date: May 20, 2020)