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Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Novelist Ottessa Moshfegh, Death in Her Hands

Ottessa Moshfegh, author of the new novel, Death in Her Hands, joins Barbara DeMarco-Barrett to discuss the art, craft, and business of writing.

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(Broadcast date: August 5, 2020)

The intro and outro music is by Travis Barrett. Find more of his work on Spotify!

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Lucie Britsch, author of the novel SAD JANET

British novelist Lucie Britsch, author of Sad Janet, talks about writing her debut novel with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett. 

(Recorded in July 2020)

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Megha Majumdar on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Megha Mejumdar joins Marrie Stone to talk about her debut novel, A Burning. Set in modern day India and told from three distinct points of view, the novel tackles complicated issues of class, justice, the power of social media, and so much more.

Megha talks about her childhood, growing up in India. She also shares her experiences as both writer and editor (she's an associate editor at Catapult). She stresses the importance of keeping creative work private, how to render whole lives with small suggestions and telling scenes, and how these characters' explicit desires made it easier to know them.

As an added bonus, we're asking writers to offer up their favorite writing prompt or exercise. Megha suggests: Write a short story (or poem, or essay, or.....) which includes both something that makes you angry and something that brings you joy. 

Follow Megha on Twitter @MeghaMaj / Instagram @megha.maj.

(Broadcast date: July 29, 2020)

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Poet Kim Dower on KUCI-FM

Poet and former West Hollywood Poet Laureate Kim Dower, author Sleeping on Tyrone Power's Grave, and three other books of poetry, returns to the show to talk with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about the art, craft, and business of writing poetry.
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 (Broadcast date: July 21, 2020)

Monday, July 20, 2020

Crossing Borders with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, Lisa Brackman, Kathy Krevat

This is our first straight-to-podcast show. Crossing Borders, published by Down and Out books and sponsored by Sisters in Crime, San Diego Chapter, includes my story, "Pool Fishing," and a story by guest Kathy Krevat. Joining us is one of the anthology's editors, Lisa Brackman. We'll discuss the anthology, read from our stories, and talk about the art, craft, and business of crime writing.

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(Recording date: July 17, 2020)