Writers on Writing

Memoirist Beverly Donofrio is a guest on Writers on Writing

Memoirist Beverly Donofrio, author of Astonished, Riding in Cars with Boys, and Looking for Mary came on the show to primarily discuss her latest, Astonished.

One highlight: When an editor bought Riding in Cars with Boys, she visited him in his office. He started talking to her about her memoir, but she said no, no, she had written a novel.  “I can’t sell a novel,” he said.  “I can sell a memoir.” Donofrio hemmed and hawed a lil bit, then said, Well, okay, I didn’t make anything up.

Donofrio is a memoirist through and through.  Very entertaining, especially difficult to do when telling a story about being raped after 50 and the journey it led her on.

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(Broadcast date: Sept. 18, 2013)

Fiction writers Said Sayrafiezadeh & C.E. Poverman on Writers on Writing

Marrie Stone talks with short story writer Said Sayrafiezadeh about his latest collection, Brief Encounters with the Enemy.   In the second half hour, C.E. Poverman discusses his novel, Love by Drowning.  (There is a brief delay in the second half, as the interview starts a little late.  Stay tuned.) 

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(Broadcast date: August 28, 2013)