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By ww2bw on December 15, 2015
Cindy Brown has been a theater geek (musician, actor, director, producer, and playwright) since her first professional gig at age 14. Now a full-time writer, she’s lucky enough to have garnered several awards (including 3rd place in the 2013 international Words With Jam First Page Competition, judged by Sue Grafton) and is an alumnus of […]
By ww2bw on August 15, 2013
American poet living in England Robert Peake hosts the Transatlantic Poetry on Air reading series. Most recently he talked with Jane Hirshfield and George Szirtes, who read from their work and answered readers’ questions. Enjoy their exchange here.
By ww2bw on June 12, 2013
Thief of Words and Music By Anthony Bukoski Anthony wrote and recorded this for Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Wisconsin Life” series. He thought we might like it as a Father’s Day tribute. He was right. Listen.
By ww2bw on October 29, 2012
Looking for the perfect mood setter for your Halloween party? Here’s a podcast of Joe Haldeman‘s story, “Graves,” which won both the Nebula Award and the World Fantasy Award in 1993 and hasn’t lost any of its punch in the interim. Our thanks to Joe for sending the chills.
By ww2bw on March 15, 2012
“All You Need Is a Player, a Plank, and a Passion” — Jody Hovland, Artistic Director, Riverside Theatre The annual “Walking the Wire” festival at Iowa City’s Riverside Theatre features original work from playwrights across North America. Our own Gordon Mennenga contributed to this year’s theme, “This Will Never Work,” with his monologue “Shakytown,” about a […]
By ww2bw on November 29, 2011
The multi-talented Bill Manhire, author of the kickass intro to We Wanted to Be Writers, and director of the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (among myriad other thriving pursuits) has a new book out next month. Co-authored with several fellow faculty members, The Exercise Book: Creative Writing Exercises […]
By ww2bw on November 17, 2011
As a lead-in to the upcoming literary salon in Las Vegas focusing on We Wanted to Be Writers, Nevada Public Radio interviewed Eric and Glenn about their own literary beginnings, how the book came about, how the cast of characters was selected, and much more. Listen to the November 16, 2011 broadcast here ———>>> […]
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By ww2bw on November 1, 2011
A native of Wisconsin, Anthony Bukoski frequently—and eloquently—writes of the Polish East End of Superior where he grew up. A four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, his stories have twice won special mention and have appeared in numerous literary venues in the U.S. and Canada. Anthony has written five story collections: Twelve Below Zero, Children of Strangers, Polonaise, […]
By ww2bw on October 6, 2011
We’re delighted to share a comprehensive interview with Eric, Glenn and Gordy Mennenga about We Wanted to Be Writers conducted by Charity Nebbe of Iowa Public Radio. It aired 10/4/2011.
Posted in Audio, Buzz About The Book, The Book | Tagged Allan Gurganus, Charity Nebbe, Eric Olsen, Glenn Schaeffer, Gordon Mennenga, Iowa Public Radio, Jane Smiley, Joe Haldeman, John Irving, We Wanted to Be Writers | Leave a response
By ww2bw on August 29, 2011
For those of you who—like us—were appalled by the brevity of Eric‘s NPR interview, here’s the unabridged version commissioned by the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing at Ohio State University and conducted by Molly Patterson for “Writers Talk.” Programs aired August 22 and 24, 2011. Audio interview
Posted in Audio, Buzz About The Book, Creativity, The Book | Tagged Anthony Bukowski, boxing, creative process, Eric Olsen, Glenn Schaeffer, Iowa Writers' Workshop, Jane Smiley, Jennie Fields, Joe Haldeman, John Irving, Michelle Huneven, TC Boyle, Vietnam War | 2 Responses