Writers on Craft
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.
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.
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.