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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Nancy Rommelmann talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Nancy Rommelmann, author of To the Bridge: A True Story of Motherhood and Murder (Little A) talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about the book, from idea to publication, where stories originate,   how covering dark topics affects her as a writer and a mother, and more.

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 (Broadcast date: Aug. 22, 2019)

Monday, August 20, 2018

John McNally on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Author John McNally joins Marrie Stone for the full hour to talk about his latest book, The Promise of Failure: One Writer's Perspective on Not Succeeding. John discusses the important (and very real) role of rejection in a writer's life and offers advice and encouragement for writers at every stage of their career. From revision to subtext, from the importance of writing each day to the value of taking risks, John's accessible style and extensive experience are invaluable to any new or established writer.

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(Broadcast date: August 15, 2018)

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Victoria Patterson on the Short Story on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Novelist and short story writer Victoria Patterson joins Marrie Stone for the full hour to talk about her latest collection, The Secret Habit of Sorrow.Victoria talks about her love/hate relationship with Orange County, addiction, and the geographical terrain of her fiction. She also provides practical advice on the craft and living in the world as a writer.

As an added bonus, KUCI intern Kerry sits in on the show and they discuss the collection's cover art, which Kerry happens to have tattooed on her rib cage. A discussion of spirituality, mythology and religion ensures.

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(Broadcast date: August 8, 2018)

Saturday, August 04, 2018

Memoirists Beck Dorey-Stein and Alliie Rowbottom on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

White House stenographer Beck Dorey-Stein joins Marrie Stone to talk about her memoir, In the Corner of the Oval. She talks about her time in the Obama White House and the lessons President Obama imparted about writing, storytelling, and the power of words. She shares her wisdom for being vulnerable on the page, her commitment to copious notes, and the benefits of writing in the immediate aftermath of an intense event.

In the second half, Allie Rowbottom joins to talk about her memoir, Jell-O Girls: A Family History. She discusses the urgency of telling her mother's story against the backdrop of feminism, and the weight of her family's inheritance of the Jell-O fortune. In part memoir, history, feminist philosophy and more, Allie talks about how she wove all those threads, avoided being didactic, and organized the massive amount of research she accumulated.

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(Broadcast date: August 1, 2018)