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Essayist Jo Ann Beard on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM in Irvine, CA

Novelist and essayist Jo Ann Beard talks with my co-host Marrie Stone about her past works, The Boys of My Youth and In Zanesville. Over the course of the hour, Beard shares a wealth of wisdom and honest insights about her process and craft, her feelings about her work and her artistry, the importance of the work versus the importance of publication, and much more.

The show first airs on KUCI-FM from the University of California, Irvine campus. The show’s archive is at writersonwriting.blogspot.com.

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(Broadcast date: September 19, 2018)

Glen David Gold on writing memoir, on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Glen David Gold, author of I Will Be Complete (Knopf), is Barbara’s guest for the entire hour. The show is a master class in writing memoir. If you’re writing memoir, you won’t want to miss this one.

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(Broadcast date: August 29, 2018)

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Nancy Rommelman, author of To The Bridge, talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett on KUCI-FM 88.9

Nancy Rommelmann, author of To the Bridge: A True Story of Motherhood and Murder (Little A) talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about the book, from idea to publication, where stories originate, how covering dark topics affects her as a writer and a mother, and more.

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(Broadcast date: Aug. 22, 2019)