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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Gary Shteyngart on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Novelist Gary Shteyngart joins Marrie Stone for the full hour to talk about his latest book, Lake Success, now available in paperback.

Gary talks about creating effective satire, his pull toward the immigrant story, research, the novel's biggest challenge, and much more.

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(Broadcast date: June 26, 2019)

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Karen Russell and Jessica Francis Kane on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Novelist and short story writer Karen Russell joins Marrie Stone to talk about her latest collection, Orange World. She discusses how she approaches stories versus novels, the Venn Diagram of character, how copying out sentences of other writers helps her rhythm and more.

In the second half, Jessica Francis Kane joins to talk about her novel, Rules for Visiting. She shares insights into how to deal with an interior main character, how the novel can be structured like a series of stories, what motivated the novel and more.

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(Broadcast date: June 19, 2019)

Monday, June 24, 2019

Deborah Eisenberg on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM, Irvine

Short story writer Deborah Eisenberg, author of Your Duck is My Duck, joins Marrie for the hour to talk about writing, aging, smoking, and life.

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(Broadcast date: June 12, 2019)

Friday, June 07, 2019

Stewart O'Nan and Tara Conklin on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Stewart O'Nan joins Marrie Stone to talk about his latest novel, Henry, Himself. He gives a mini-MFA lecture on character development, the creation of conflict by creating character clusters, and taking your character out into the world with you each day to understand their POV. 

Tara Conklin joins in the second half to discuss her novel, The Last Romantics. Among many things, she discusses playing with first person omniscient point of view, moving a narrative across space and time, and how reader feedback led the novel in a new direction.

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(Broadcast date: June 5, 2019)

Monday, June 03, 2019

Patty Seyburn on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Poet and professor Patty Seyburn joins Marrie Stone for the full hour to talk about her latest collection, Threshold Delivery. She discusses ways to make poetry more accessible and her favorite contemporary poets. She talks about the ways a poem can gather momentum, how rhythm and language can lead a poem in new directions, how reading across disciplines and mining those disciplines for their own peculiar language feeds her work, and much more.

The interview references a promise to include some of Patty's writing exercises for poets and writers. For a link to those exercises, click here.

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(Broadcast date: May 29, 2019)