Writers on Craft
Writers on Craft: Carolyn Conahan
Carolyn Conahan writes and illustrates her own stories, (most recently THE BIG WISH, published by Chronicle Books) She also illustrate books written by others, (such as BUBBLE HOMES and FISH FARTS, written by Fiona Bayrock, and THE DISCONTENTED GOPHER, written by L. Frank Baum) and is the staff illustrator for Cricket Magazine. At Wordstock this year she conducted a workshop entitled, Hit Me Again, I can take it! (Making the Most of Constructive Criticism). In this interview she talks about the craft of writing for children and also how writers can distinguish helpful from unhelpful criticism. For more about Ms. Conahan’s work: http://www.carolyndigbyconahan.com/
Writers on craft: Octaviano Merecias-Cuevas
Octaviano Merecias-Cuevas is a trilingual Mixtec poet. Born in Oaxaca, Mexico. He holds an MA in Contemporary Hispanic Studies from The School of Language, Culture and Society at Oregon State University. In this interview he talks about how he became a poet, language activism and the process of writing in three languages.
Writers on Craft: Charles Yu
Charles Yu's first novel, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, was named one of Time Magazine's Top 10 Fiction Books of 2010, was included in the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2010, and was one of Amazon.com's Top 100 Editors' Picks for 2010. In this interview, he talks about maintaining a full time job, while finding time to write, and the how reading other writers taught him important elements of the craft of writing.
Writers on Craft: Maile Meloy
Maile Meloy is a short story writer, essayist and novelist. Recently she published her first children’s book, THE APOTHECARY. In this interview she talks about what attracted her to writing a book for children, the ways in which children’s and adult books are different and her process for writing novels.
Poet and dramatist Cindy Williams Guiterrez talks about the process of writing and the difficulty and necessity of the writer trusting her voice. For more about Cindy Williams Guiterrez's work go to: www.grito-poetry.com
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Poet, creative non-fiction and fiction writer Floyd Skloot talks about his evolution as a writer, the line between fiction and non-fiction and writing as a process of discovery. For more information about his work, visit www.floydskloot.com
Host Suzanne LaGrande interviews author Jessica Maxwell about her career as a magazine writer-turned-memoirist. She discusses teaching creative non-fiction, how the role of the editor has changed, and the connections between creativity and spirituality.
Poet, teacher and bookseller talks about what attracted him to poetry, the importance of reading poetry and what we can learn from a "bad" poem.