Photo of Barbara DeMarco-BarrettWriters on Writing is a weekly radio program produced and hosted by author Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, with co-hosts Marrie Stone and Nicole Nelson. Each Wednesday at 9am Pacific, writers, poets and literary agents join her and/or Marrie and/or Nicole. The show is broadcast from the studios of KUCI-FM; on your radio in Orange County, CA, at 88.9 and simulcast worldwide at www.kuci.org.

Photo of Marrie StoneMarrie Stone is a former corporate attorney. Her fiction and essays have appeared in the Writers' Journal, The River Oak Review, The Laguna Beach Independent, and various online blogs.  Marrie lives in Laguna Beach with her husband and daughter.



Photo of Nicole NelsonNicole Nelson has published articles in local Orange County magazines, and has a short story forthcoming in Blue Lyra Review. She has a Ph.D. in theoretical linguistics and plays the flute in a community orchestra. She is busy revising her first novel.

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"Thanks for having me on your show. An hour seemed like a long time to talk about myself, but you made it fun, especially after I got warmed up." —Billy Collins, The Trouble with Poetry

"I really enjoyed talking to you. Thanks for making it such a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. I had fun, and appreciate all your support and good questions--a lot!" —Aimee Bender, Willful Creatures

"I woke at the end of the hour hoping I'd said anything, a single thing that was interesting, but please know I spoke frankly and if I was advisory (lesson-ary) I hope it was useful to your listeners. I understood immediately that you knew what writers were up to. It was a privilege to be included in your list of writers."— Ron Carlson, Five Skies , Norton

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Poets: Marvin Bell, Michelle Ben-Hur, Derrick Brown, Billy Collins, Lea Deschenes, Diane Di Prima, Stephen Dunn, Donna Hilbert, Victor Infante, Eloise Klein Healy, Clarence Major, James McMichael, Rondo Mieczkowski, Mindy Nettifee, Linda Pastan, Georgia Popoff, Aleida Rodriguez, Martha Serpas, Gerald Stern, Diane Wakoski, Lisa Williams, Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge.

Literary Agents:Betsy Amster, Julie Barer, Vicki Bijur, Sheree Bykofsky, Elise Capron, Julie Castiglia, Bill Contardi, Brenda Copeland, Adam Chromy, Sandy Dijkstra, Arielle Eckstut, Laurie Fox, Laurie Harper, Gary Heidt, Jeff Herman, Dorian Karchmar, Jeff Kleinman, Linda Konner, Amy Kossow, Michael Larsen, Betsy Lerner, Noah Lukeman, Donald Maass, Steve Malk, Alice Martell, Elizabeth Pomada, Amy Rennert, BJ Robbins, Rita Rosenkranz, Susan Schulman, Sally Van Haitsma, David Vigliano, Elizabeth Wales, John Ware, Ted Weinstein, Al Zuckerman

Screenwriters, Playwrights & Film & TV Producers: Terry Black, Joe Eszterhas, John Glore, Melissa Hsu, Barry Kibrick (host, "Between the Lines," KCLS-TV), Frederick Levy, Robert Johnson, Thom Taylor, Richard Walter

Editors, Publishers & Book Publicists: Steve Burgard (Los Angeles Times), Kedric Francis (Riviera), Robert Gray (FreshEyesNow.com), Jackie Green (Los Angeles book publicist), Douglas Messerli (Sun & Moon Press), Pat Mott (formerly of Orange Coast Magazine, now editor of Orange County Catholic), Richard F.X. O'Connor (Renaissance Books), Craig Reem (OC Metro), Richard Stayton (formerly of Westways), Will Swaim (OC Weekly), Holly Richmond (west coast editor of Seventeen), Andrew Tonquitz (Santa Monica Review), Lissa Warren (De Capo)