Occasional ramblings about books, writing and life. Answers to questions raised by students and readers. Musings on the life of a writer. A discussion of the joys and challenges of the writing life. And whatever else comes up.
Novelist Peter Heller, author of The Dog Stars, The Painter, and Celine talks with Writers on Writing show host Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about the crossover from a journalism and poetry to fiction, starting with a first sentence, writing in cafes wearing Bose headphones listening to the SimplyRain app, and listening to your characters, and so very much more.
(Broadcast date: Feb. 21, 2018)
Here’s a flyer for a workshop I give now and then. Email me if you’re interested. Still a few spots left.
Ivy Pochoda, author of Wonder Valley, joins Barbara DeMarco-Barrett for the entire hour to talk about her new novel and how it came to be.
(Broadcast date: Dec. 6, 2017)
Gayle Brandeis, author of The Art of Misdiagnosis, and Jessica Bruder, author of Nomadland, talk with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about the art, craft, and business of writing.
(Broadcast date: Feb. 7, 2018)
Tom Sleigh, essayist and poet, spends the hour with Marrie Stone discussing his works The Land Between Two Rivers: Writing in an Age of Refugees and House of Fact; House of Ruin: Poems. Tom talks about his work with refugees, crafting a narrative, interviewing subjects, and more.
(Broadcast date: January 10, 2018)
Journalist and nonfiction author Kathleen Sharp joins Marrie for the entire hour to talk about all things nonfiction. Finding the stories, interviewing the subjects, shaping mounds of information into a cohesive narrative, research processes, and more. Kathleen is an award-winning journalist and an accomplished speaker. Her works include Mr. and Mrs. Hollywood, Blood Medicine, Stalking the Beast, and more.
(Broadcast date: January 3, 2018)