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.
(Broadcast date: September 19, 2018)
Leslie Schwartz, author of the memoir The Lost Chapters talks with Barbara on the show about her time in jail, treatment of prisoners, and how this experience became a book, and how reading books kept her going during these 90 days.
(Broadcast date: Sept. 12, 2018)
In good hands with Sam Dunn, editor of Coast Magazine and author of one of my favorite memoirs, Faith in Carlos Gomez. Here’s the link link to the article in the September issue. I hope you enjoy it.
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.
(Broadcast date: August 29, 2018)
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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.
(Broadcast date: Aug. 22, 2019)
Memoirists Melissa Stephenson, author of Driven, and Elizabeth Rosner, author of Survivor Cafe, talk with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about the art, craft, and business of writing their books.
(Broadcast date: July 25, 2018)