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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Authors Natashia Deón and Judith D. Schwartz with Nicole Nelson

Debut novelist Natashia Deón, author of Grace, talks to co-host Nicole Nelson about writing complex characters, letting readers laugh in tense situations, taking her story from a screenplay to a novel, and getting to a place of honesty.

In the second half, environmental journalist Judith D. Schwartz, author of Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World talks about how highlighting hope is important when writing about climate change, how her career in journalism evolved, how technology has affected her reading life, and more.

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(Broadcast date: August 17, 2016)

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Patrick Ryan and Ottessa Moshfegh

Short story writer and editor Patrick Ryan, author of The Dream Life of Astronauts, talks with Marrie Stone about the short story form, writing from the space of childhood, how being an editor impacts his writing, how stories reveal themselves over time, and more.

In the second half, Ottessa Moshfegh joins to talk about her novel, Eileen.  Moshfegh creates psychologically complex and challenging characters, and talks about her intense relationship with the people she creates, what fuels her, what satisfies her, and why her novel will leave a lasting and important impression.

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(Broadcast date: August 10, 2016)

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Molly Antopol & Brad Watson

Short story writer Molly Antopol, author of The UnAmericans, returns to talk with Marrie Stone about craft, inspiration, family history, and the role of art and fiction in an uncertain and unstable world.

In the second half, Brad Watson joins to share his latest novel, Miss Jane.  He talks about the power of inhabiting another POV, writing from a different time and place, how relationships and intersections between characters can create powerful plot, and more.

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(Broadcast date: July 27, 2016)

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Poetry Panel with Kim Dower, Dean Rader & Tess Taylor

Marrie Stone hosts a poetry panel with poets Kim Dower, Last Train to the Missing Planet; Tess Taylor, Work and Days; and Dean Rader, Self-Portrait as a Wikipedia Entry (forthcoming).

The panel discusses poetry as both fiction and nonfiction, why everyone should be reading poems, why you shouldn't be scared of poetry, what a good poem can do for your soul, how to teach poetry, and much more.

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(Broadcast date: June 1, 2016)

Friday, August 05, 2016

Novelists J.J. Amaworo Wilson and Edan Lepucki on with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Novelists JJ Amaworo Wilson, author of Damnificados, and Edan Lepucki, author of California, talk with author/host Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about getting the setting just right, flashbacks, alternating points of view, keeping a journal, cliffhangers, sequels, and more.
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(Broadcast date: August 3, 2016)

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Daniel Calvisi, author of Story Maps: TV Drama, and memoirist George Hodgman, author of Bettyville talk with Barbara about writing for TV and why if you want to be a screenwriter, TV is the way to go, while George talks about leaving NYC to move to Missouri, his hometown, to care for his mother. One of my favorite memoirs of all time.

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(Broadcast date: July 6, 2016)