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Writers on Craft on 12/22/11

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Writers on Craft
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Thu, 12/22/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Suzanne LaGrande interviews poet Octaviano Merecias-Cuevas and Pulitzer prize winner Jennifer Egan.

Jennifer Egan is the author of A Visit from the Goon Squad, The Keep, Look at Me, The Invisible Circus and the story collection Emerald City. In 2011, she won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. In this interview with Suzanne LaGrande, Ms.

Writers on Craft on 11/17/11

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Writers on Craft
Air date: 
Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Poet Jane Hirshfield discusses the craft of writing on a new show, Writers on Craft

Host Suzanne LaGrande interviews award-winning poet Jane Hirshfield about the process of writing poetry and what she knows now about writing she didn't know when she first started. Ms.

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Writers on Craft: Jennifer Egan

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Writers on Craft
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Thu, 10/27/2011

Writers on Craft: Jennifer Egan

 

Jennifer Egan is the author of A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD, THE KEEP, LOOK AT ME, THE INVISIBLE CIRCUS and the story collection EMERALD CITY. In 2011, she won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. In this interview, she talks about how and why she became a writer and some of the stumbling blocks she encountered along the way.

Writers on Craft: Elissa Schappell

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Writers on Craft
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Thu, 10/27/2011

Elissa Schappell is the author of two books of fiction, most recently,  Blueprints for Building Better Girls (Simon & Schuster) and Use Me (William Morrow), which was a finalist for the PEN Hemingway Award, a New York Times Notable Book and an Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. She is a founding editor of Tin House, where she is currently Editor-at-Large, a Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair where she writes the Hot Type book column, and formerly a Senior Editor of The Paris Review. In this interview she talks about the importance of creating structures for writing, going to the “dark places,” in her writing and the importance of writers working in the direction of their strengths.

Writers on Craft: Carolyn Conahan

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Writers on Craft
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Thu, 10/27/2011

 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

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Writers on Craft
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Thu, 10/27/2011

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: Floyd Skloot

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Writers on Craft
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Thu, 09/29/2011

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

Writers on Craft: Cindy Williams Guiterrez

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Writers on Craft
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Thu, 09/29/2011

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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Jessica Maxwell

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Writers on Craft
program date: 
Fri, 09/23/2011

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. 

Writers on Craft: David Abel

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Writers on Craft
program date: 
Thu, 09/22/2011

 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. 

 

 

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