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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

Program: 
Writers on Craft
Air date: 
Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
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: Ismet Prcic

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Writers on Craft
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Thu, 10/27/2011

Writers on Craft: Ismet Prcic

 

Ismet Prcic was born in Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina and immigrated to the United States in 1996. He holds an MFA from the University of California, Irvine, and was a recipient of a 2010 National Endowment for the Arts award in fiction. He is also a fellow of the 2011 Sundance Institute‘s Screenwriters Lab. In this interview, he talks about the process of writing his first novel,  SHARDS,  his background in theater and how he learned to write in English, his second language.

Writers on Craft: Anne Enright

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Writers on Craft
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Thu, 10/27/2011

Writers on Craft: Anne Enright

Anne Enright is a critically acclaimed, internationally best-selling Irish author. She has published essays, short stories, a nonfiction book and four novels, including THE GATHERING, which won the Man Booker Prize in 2007 and was named the 2008 Irish Novel of the Year. Her new novel, THE FORGOTTEN WALTZ was recently published in October 2011.  In this interview Ms. Enright talks about her background in theater and television, her first attempts at writing and how motherhood affected her writing process.

 

Writers on Craft: Jennifer Egan

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Writers on Craft
program date: 
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: Cindy Williams Guiterrez

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Writers on Craft
program date: 
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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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

Jessica Maxwell

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Writers on Craft
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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
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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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