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By ww2bw on November 28, 2011
Fire up the lava lamps and crank up the volume on “Fire on the Mountain.” It is with great pleasure and humility that we offer a very fond and heartfelt salute to readers of We Wanted to Be Writers everywhere. The Grateful Read project is an on-going labor of love; we hope you will join […]
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 ———>>> […]
Posted in Audio, Buzz About The Book, The Book | Tagged Douglas Unger, Eric Olsen, Glenn Schaeffer, Joy Harjo, KNPR, Las Vegas, Michelle Huneven, Nevada Public Radio, The Lady Silvia, We Wanted to Be Writers
By ww2bw on November 7, 2011
Cigars Before Baby Get a writer started talking about the inception of a story—the birth of his baby—and it’s hard to shut him up. Set the prenatal tale in Sin City itself, and embellishment knows no bounds. Here’s Eric’s rollicking romp through a cloud of cigar smoke on a Las Vegas balcony, written for Vegas […]
Posted in Buzz About The Book, Events, The Book | Tagged Douglas Unger, Eric Olsen, Glenn Schaeffer, Joy Harjo, Las Vegas, literature, Michelle Huneven, Sin City, Vegas Seven, Vegas7, We Wanted to Be Writers
By ww2bw on October 14, 2011
Good reviews will never get old. This one by Jason Rice of Three Guys One Book has the added advantage of being frenetic, sexy, and profane. Bottom line? He says We Wanted to Be Writers is a “great book.”
Posted in Book Review, The Book | Tagged Allan Gurganus, Eric Olsen, Glenn Schaeffer, Haruki Murakami, Jane Smiley, Jayne Anne Phillips, Joe Haldeman, John Cheever, John Irving, Michelle Huneven, Sandra Cisneros, TC Boyle, We Wanted to Be Writers
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
By ww2bw on October 5, 2011
Eric‘s guest post is chock full of helpful tips for overcoming anxiety about setting off on the wrong path, and putting in the quality butt-in-chair time that will eventually pay off. You can read it on London blogger Joanna Penn’s site, The Creative Penn.
By ww2bw on October 4, 2011
Gotta love Iowa City audiences. Where else can you get an SRO crowd on a blustery Monday night?
By ww2bw on September 27, 2011
Iowa City reviewer Jeff Charis-Carlson writes of We Wanted to Be Writers, “Olsen and Schaeffer have presented a welcome, controversial addition to the collection of books on the Workshop . . . ” Read the rest of his review.
By ww2bw on September 26, 2011
How cool is that? Or, as Bill Manhire so eloquently put it, “Eric Olsen live streamed—all that 1950s science fiction is coming true.” Eric, Glenn, and Gordy Mennenga are reading from We Wanted to Be Writers tonight at 7 pm Central Time in Iowa City as part of the internationally known “Live from Prairie Lights” reading series. […]
Posted in Buzz About The Book, Events, The Book | Tagged Eric Olsen, Glenn Schaeffer, Gordon Mennenga, Iowa City, Prairie Lights, Press-Citizen, The Writing University, We Wanted to Be Writers | 1 Response
By ww2bw on September 20, 2011
Favorite line from the Rosebud Book Reviews piece on We Wanted to Be Writers? “More than learning something you will find yourself in good company and part of the best discussion about writing you’ve ever had” (ok, emphasis ours, for obvious reasons).
Posted in Book Review, Buzz About The Book, The Book | Tagged Eric Olsen, Glenn Schaeffer, Iowa Writers' Workshop, Jane Smiley, John Irving, John Lehman, literary, Rosebud Book Reviews, TC Boyle, We Wanted to Be Writers, writers, writing, writing workshops