Writers on Writing is a weekly radio program produced and hosted by author Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, with co-host Marrie Stone and guest host 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. Subscribe at iTunes to receive podcasts in your inbox.
Co-host Marrie Stone is a former corporate attorney. Her fiction and essays have appeared in Reed Magazine, 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.
Guest host Nicole Nelson has published articles in local Orange County magazines, and has a short story forthcoming in Blue Lyra Review and Chicago Literati. She has a Ph.D. in theoretical linguistics and plays flute in a community orchestra. She is currently in Bennington's MFA program.
"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
Authors: Sasha Abramsky, Diana Abu-Jabar, Christina Adams, Caroline Adderson Kim Addonizio, a.j. albany, Sahar Alam, Dwight Allen, Steve Almond, Joan Wester Anderson, Natalie Angier, Molly Antopol, Jennifer Armstrong, Jay Asher, Kate Atkinson, Jami Attenberg, Elizabeth Ayres, Noreen Ayres, Thomas Averill, Burl Baer, Christina Baldwin, Neil Baldwin, Melissa Bank, Tracy Barone, Andrea Barrett, Nora Raleigh Baskin, Rick Bass, Chris Baty, Bruce Bauman, Charles Baxter, Jen Beagin, Ann Beattie, Madison Smartt Bell, Gail Belsky, Aimee Bender, Karen Bender, Elizabeth Benedict, David Benioff, Elizabeth Berg, Nina Bernstein, Stacy Bierlein, Sarah Bird, Mark Bittner, David Blatner, Ben Blatt, Lawrence Block, Amy Bloom, Judy Blunt, Charles Bock, Chris Bohjalian, Ted Botha, T.C. Boyle, Gayle Brandeis, Lynette Brasfield, Adam Braver, Kate Braverman, Molly Brodak, David Brooks, Geraldine Brooks, James Brown, Janelle Brown, Rachel Manija Brown, Debby Bull, Austin Bunn, Allison Burnett, Gene Busnar, Bo Caldwell, Andrea Campbell, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Janell Cannon, Kevin Canty, Ron Carlson, DeAnna Cameron, Ethan Canin, Rachel Cantor, Ron Carlson, Nell Casey, Christopher Castellani, Ana Castillo, Mary Castillo, Michael Chabon, Charles Champlin, Jade Chang, Terry Cheney, Harriet Chessman, Tracy Chevalier, Jill Ciment, Marcia Clark, Melissa Clark, Susanna Clarke, Amy Cohen, George Cohen M.D., Kerry Cohen, K.C. Cole, Paul Collin, Andrea King Collier, Laura Collins, Maura Conlon-McIvor, Lisa Collier Cool, Michael Connelly, Eleanor Cooney, Catherine Cowan, Lynne Cox, Peter Craig, Robert Crais, Lisa Cron, Judi Culberson, John D'Agata, Michael Datcher, Edwidge Danticat, Iris Rainer Dart, Tracy Daugherty, Meghan Daum, Claire Davis, Kathryn Davis, Sara Davidson, Debra Dean, Natashia Deón, Joan Detz, Eric Jerome Dickey, Chitra Divakaruni, Beverly Donofrio, Phil Doran, Geoff Dyer, Andre Dubus III, Tananarive Due, Samantha Dunn, Barbara Ehrenreich, Omar El Akkad, Jack El-Hai, Dr. David Elkind, James Ellroy, Patricia Engel, Naomi Epel, Tom Epperson, Tony Eprile, Louise Erdrich, Maria Escandon, Marc Estrin, Percival Everett, Jenni Fagan, B.H. Fairchild., Tom Farber, Parnaz Foroutan, Jon Fasman, Sanderia Faye, Stefan Fatsis, Melissa Febos, Alice Feiring, Jenni Ferrari-Adler, Zoe Ferraris, Robert Ferrigno, Rachel Fershleiser, Boris Fishman, Janet Fitch, Fawn Fitter, Fannie Flagg, Vicki Forman, Ken Foster, Earlene Fowler, Karen Joy Fowler, David Francis, Gina Frangello, Martha Frankel, Lucinda Franks, Judith Freeman, James Frey, John Freyer, Lisa Fugard, Jim Fusilli, Peter Gadol, Jonathan Galassi, Christina Garcia, Carolyn Garcia-Aguilera, Ryan Gattis, Roxanne Gay, Ruth Gendler, Peter Gethers, Elizabeth Gilbert, Susan Jane Gilman, Debra Ginsburg, Julia Glass, Barry Glassner, Lisa Glatt, Natalie Goldberg, Ariel Gore, Lisa Gornick, Amy Gottlieb, Emily Gould, Barbara Gowdy, Seth Greenland, Dan Griely, Lauren Groff, David Groves, Mireille Guiliano, Patricia Guiver, Sally Gunning, Sandra Gurvis, Debra Gwartney, Tessa Hadley, Garth Risk Hallberg, Constance Hale, Donald Hall, Louisa Hall, Sands Hall, Janice Hallowell, Denise Hamilton, Patricia Hampl, Kristin Hannah, Judith Handelsman, John Hargraves, Elizabeth Harper, Tim Harper, Paul Harris, Rick Haskin, Sheridan Hay, Lesley Hazelton, Kevin Hazzard, Ursula Hegi, Christine Heinrichs, Peter Heller, Arna Bontemps Hemenway, Kaui Hart Hemmings, Joanna Hershon, Swan Huntley, Ed Husain, Robert Hellenga, Amy Hempel, Kathy Hepinstal, Jane Heller, Smith Henderson, Lamar Herrin, Naomi Hirahara, Alice Hoffman, Noy Holland, Liz Holzemer, Ann Hood, Marya Hornbacher, Anthony Horowitz, Beth Howard, Michelle Huneven, Samantha Hunt, Tara Ison, David Israel,. Susan Issacs, A.J. Jacobs, Kate Jacobs, J.A. Jance, Rhoda Janzen, Pam Jenoff, Adam Johnson, Dana Johnson, Wendy Johnson, David Joy, Heidi Julavits, Jonathan Kirsch, Kelly James-Enger, Aris Janigian, Allison Johnson, Elizabeth Kadetsky, Ken Kalfus, Maira Kalman, Susan Kandel, Karen Karbo, Mary Karr, Jennifer Kaufman, Martha Hall Kelly, AL Kennedy, Beth Kephart, David King, Laura Kipnis, Joe Kita, Matt Klam, Dr. Michael Klaper, Jarett Kobek, Affinity Konar, Jean Hanff Korelitz, Elizabeth Kostova, Rochelle Krich, Amy Krouse, Dean Kuipers, Leora Krygier, Aryn Kyle, Jardine Labaire, Carroll Lachnit, Caitriona Lally, Sandy Lamb, Wally Lamb, Maya Lang, Mimi Latt, Jennifer Lawler, Martha C. Lawrence, Zachary Lazar, William Least Heat-Moon, Ross LaManna, Jillian Lauren, Maria Laurino, Wendy Lawless, Caite Dolan Leach, Caroline Leavitt, Janice Y.K. Lee, Rebecca Lee, Diane Lefer, Kate Lehrer, Dinah Lenney, Edan Lepucki,
Diane Leslie, Wendy Lesser, Jonathan Lethem, Peter Levitt, Ariel Levy, Odie Lindsey, Aaron Raz Link, Elinor Lipman, Beth Lisick, Emily Listfield, Margot Livesey, Aimee Liu, Sandra Tsing Loh, Steve Lopez, Laura Glen Louis, Stephen Lovely, Stephen Lukes, Teresa Lust, Lisa Lutz, Sarah Lyall, Doug Lyle, MD, Sonja Lyubomirsky, Karen Mack, Amy MacKinnon, Eric Maisel, Clarence Major, Rebecca Makkai, Julie Mammano, Paul Mandelbaum, Sarah Manguso, Jo-Ann Mapson, Eric Marcus, Merrill Markoe, Anthony Marra, Elizabeth Marro, Yann Martel, Scott Martelle, Manjula Martin, Robert Masello, Elan Mastai, D.T. Max, Frances Mayes, Joyce Maynard, Shawn McBride, Chris McCormick, Colum McCann, Alice McDermott, Dennis McDougal, Patricia McFall, Martha McFee, Ron McLarty, John McNally, Kirsten Menger-Anderson, Daphne Merkin, Diane Middlebrook, Lydia Millet, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Lillian Moats, Joshua Mohr, Nicole Mones, Susanna Moore, Mary Morris, Ottessa Moshfegh, Walter Mosley, Nayomi Munaweera, Bernadette Murphy, Sarah Murray, Azar Nafisi, Gina Nahai, Lela Nargi, Jennie Nash, Antonya Nelson, Theo Pauline Nestor, Barry Newman, Janis Cooke Newman, Susan Newman, Ph.D., Viet Thanh Nguyen, Jennifer Niven, Frances Noble, Howard Norman, Sigrid Nunez, Maxine O'Callaghan, Shirley Carroll O'Connor, Nuala O'Faolain, Aline Ohanesian, Kristin Ohlsen, Lauren Oliver, Norman Ollestad, Debra Ollivier, Stewart O'Nan, Zora O'Neill, Susan Orlean, Peter Orner, Diane Osen,Helen Oyeyemi, Julianne Pachico, Ann Packer, Tom Paine, Dennis Palumbo, TJ Parsell, Sara Paretsky, T. Jefferson Parker, Carolyn Parkhurst, Linda Pasta, Michael Paterniti, Jim Paul, Nancy Peacock, Tom Perrotta, Susan Perry, Gary Phillips, Jayne Anne Phillips, Scott Phillips, Jodi Picoult, Thomas Pierce, Julia Pierpont, Melissa Plaut, Stanley Plumbly, David James Poissant, Dan Pope, Andrea Portes, Chandra Prasad, Molly Prentiss, Francine Prose, Eric Puchner, Daniel Pyne, Anna Quindlen, Louise Rafkin, Mary Rakow, Ron Rash, Robert Ray, Hilda Raz, Nick Reding, Philip Reed, Judy Reeves, Melanie Rehak, David Rensin, Rachel Resnick, Nina Revoyr, Katherine Russell Rich, Trish Riley, Rob Roberge, Tracy Robert, Tom Robisheaux, Mary Roach, Tracy Robert, Roxana Robinson, Kirwan Rockefeller, Andrew Roe, M.J. Rose, Lev AC Rosen, Jordon Roter, Mary Rourke, Tracy Ross, Anastasia Royal, Hazel Rowley, SJ Rozan, Sue Russell, Ethan Rutherford, Patrick Ryan, Louis Sachar, Devyani Saltzman, R.A. Salvatore, Preeta Samarasan, Marisa de los Santos, George Saunders, Joan Schenkar, Rebecca Scherm, Erika Schickel, Rebecca Schiff, Cathleen Schine, Helen Schulman, John Burnham Schwartz, Judith Schwartz, Christina Schwarz, Daylle Deanna Schwartz, Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Kathy Seal, Carolyn See, Lisa See, Susan Segal, Sylvia Sellers-Garcia, Danzy Senna, Willa Shallit, Shawn Shiflett, Barry Siegel, Marc Siegel, M.D., Barbara Seranella, Siddharth Shangvi, Dan Shapiro, Dani Shapiro, Akhil Sharma, Mary Sharratt, Tucker Shaw, Marisa Silver, Mona Simpson, Shawn Shiflett, Alix Kates Shulman, Neal Shusterman, Sue Silverman, David Skal, Dominic Smith, Janna Malamud Smith, April Smith, Claire Bidwell Smith, Martin J. Smith, Scott Smith, Taylor Smith, Kevin Smokler, Kirk Snyder, Dava Sobel, Anna Solomon, Asali Solomon, Christopher Sorrentino, Pete Souza, Scott Spencer, Rob Spillman, Dana Spiotta, Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D., Emma Straub, Darin Straus, Jane Anne Staw, David Henry Sterry, Deanne Stillman, Shreve Stockton, Robert Stone, Susan Straight, Ginger Strand, Cheryl Strayed, Elizabeth Strout, Nancy Rubin Stuart, Manil Suri, Ellen Sussman, Mark Svenvold, E.L. Swann, Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, Elizabeth Tallent, Katherine Taylor, Lisa Teasely, Tina Tessina, Ph.D., Abigail Thomas, Melanie Rae Thon, Judith Thurman, Michael Tolkin, Jim Tomlinson, Jennifer Traig, Dawn Tripp, Claire Tristram, Jonathan Tropper, John Truby, Danielle Trussoni, Ayalet Tsabari, Scott Turow, David Ulin, Thrity Umrigar, Deb Olin Unferth, Louise Ure, Luis Alberto Urrea, Andrew Vachss, A. Van Jordan, Vendela Vida, Norah Vincent, Diana Wagman, Cathy Wald, Ayelet Waldman, David Wallis (Featurewell.com), Jeannette Walls, Jess Walter, Joseph Wambaugh, Amanda Ward, John Ware, Mary Waters, Brad Watson, Teddy Wayne, Katherine Weber, Eric Weiner, Alexander Weinstein, Ted Weinstein, Irvine Welsh, Wendy Werris, Carol Weston, Carolyn Wheat, Kayla Rae Whitaker, Colson Whitehead, Amy Wilentz, Jincy Willett, Paul Williams, Deborah Willis, J.J. Amaworo Wilson, Sari Wilson, Andrew Winer, Lauren Winner, Lolly Winston, Richard Wolffe, Susan Goldsmith Woolridge, Paula Woods, Yoojin Grace Wuertz, Jane Yolen, Barry Yourgrau, Lidia Yuknavitch, Jung Yun, Victoria Zackheim, Leni Zumas, Marcus Zusak
Poets: Marvin Bell, Michelle Ben-Hur, Derrick Brown, Billy Collins, Lea Deschenes, Diane Di Prima, Kim Dower, Stephen Dunn, Donna Hilbert, Victor Infante, Eloise Klein Healy, Clarence Major, James McMichael, Rondo Mieczkowski, Mindy Nettifee, Linda Pastan, Georgia Popoff, Dean Rader, Aleida Rodriguez, Martha Serpas, Gerald Stern, Tess Taylor, Diane Wakoski, Lisa Williams, Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge
Literary Agents: Betsy Amster, Julie Barer, Vicki Bijur, Sarah Bowlin, Sheree Bykofsky, Elise Capron, Julie Castiglia, Bill Contardi, Brenda Copeland, Adam Chromy, Sandy Dijkstra, Jane Dystel, Arielle Eckstut, Leigh Eisenman, 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, Daniel Calvisi, Joe Eszterhas, John Glore, Melissa Hsu, Barry Kibrick (host, "Between the Lines," KCLS-TV), Frederick Levy, Robert Johnson, William Rabkin, Thom Taylor, Richard Walter, Anna Winger
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)