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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Marie Lu and Ellen Hopkins

New York Times bestselling young adult authors Marie Lu, The Rose Society, and Ellen Hopkins, Traffick, join Marrie Stone.  They talk about writing in a series, deplorable characters, writing banned books, and more.

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(Broadcast date: December 30, 2015)

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Our annual Christmas show, with readings and music. Readers: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, Jill Amadio, and Mike Conlon. Readings of traditional, classic, and contemporary Christmas writing.

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(Broadcast date: Dec. 23, 2015)

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Bruce Bauman and Sanderia Faye with Nicole Nelson

Novelist Bruce Bauman, author of Broken Sleep joins Nicole Nelson to talk about writing dialogue, balancing tragedy with humor, and the good that can come of letting your characters take control.

In the second half, debut novelist Sanderia Faye, author of Mourner's Bench talks about finding the voice for her story in the form of eight-year-old Sarah, the surprises she found when researching the Civil Rights era history of her home town in Arkansas, and the importance of having confidence and especially to, as her teachers advised her along the way, "keep writing."

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(Broadcast date: December 16, 2015)

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Anthony Marra and Karen Bender on with Marrie Stone

Anthony Marra, author of the collection The Tsar of Love and Techno, joins Marrie Stone to talk about his draw to Russia and Chechnya, the importance of humor, writing to music, the short story form, and more.

In the second half, Karen Bender shares her new collection, Refund.  She talks about living in New York after 9/11, parenting, money, aging and lots of tips and tricks on craft.

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(Broadcast date: December 2, 2015)

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Lisa Gornick and Elizabeth Tallent on Writers on Writing

Lisa Gornick, author of Louisa Meets Bear, joins Marrie Stone to talk about whether her book is novel or linked short stories.  She talks about structure, character, revision, and all the things necessary to write effective novels and short story collections.

In the second half, short story writer Elizabeth Tallent returns with her first collection in over two decades.  She talks about Mendocino Fire, how her writing has changed over time, and more.

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(Broadcast date: October 28, 2015)