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Short story writers Michelle Ross and Jess Arndt on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Short story writers Michelle Ross, author of There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You, and Jess Arndt, author of Large Animals join Marrie to talk about the short story form. They deconstruct their work, talk about inspiration, playing with form, assembling a collection, developing themes, identity and more.

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(Broadcast date: November 8, 2017)

Maud Casey and Edwidge Danticat on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM in Irvine

Maud Casey (The Art of Mystery) and Edwidge Danticat (The Art of Death) join Marrie to talk about Graywolf Press’s “Art Of” series. They provide insights into craft, process and the techniques they incorporate when writing their own fiction. Maud discusses a number of ways to create a sense of mystery in your characters, imagery, structure and more. Edwidge discusses how to find new ways in an ancient topic.

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(Broadcast date: December 13, 2017)

True crime writer Caitlin Rother on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM in Irvine, CA

Journalist and true crime author Caitlin Rother joins Marrie Stone for the entire hour to give a mini-course on writing true crime and narrative nonfiction. She talks about the necessary elements she looks for when choosing a subject, interview techniques, research and investigation tools, organizing her materials, creating a compelling narrative, and more.

Caitlin is the author of a dozen books, a writing coach, teacher and investigative journalist. She can be found both on FaceBook and her website: http://caitlinrother.com/.

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(Broadcast date: November 29, 2017)

Jeffrey Eugenides on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM in Irvine, CA

Jeffrey Eugenides joins Marrie Stone for the entire hour to discuss his short story collection, Fresh Complaint. The stories were written over several decades. Jeffrey talks about revisiting old work, a story’s inspiration, how the story form is more difficult from the novel, how writing helped him deal with his mother’s dementia, one mistake new writers are making that’s got him worried, and much more.

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(Broadcast date: October 25, 2017)

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed on this program do not reflect those of KUCI, its management, or the UC Board of Regents. For more information on this talk show, or other talk shows, visit our website at www.kuci.org.

Tom Perotta on Writers on Writing on KUCI-FM in Irvine, CA

Tom Perrotta, author of Mrs. Fletcher, joins Marrie for the entire hour to talk about sex in the new millennium, whether technology can affect desire, how male writers can effectively access the female point of view, writing through the various stages of life, humor, and much more.

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(Broadcast date: October 11, 2017)

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed on this program do not
reflect those of KUCI, its management, or the UC Board of Regents. For
more information on this talk show, or other talk shows, visit our
website at www.kuci.org.

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