John Fulton

John Fulton reads from The Flounder and Other Stories (Blackwater Press 2023).  We talk about writing about place, the role of first sentences and first paragraphs in short stories, and listening to the language to find a shape for revision. We also talk about drawing from your own life to create fictional characters and settings–and how some material may take …

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Kristin Hersh, Grant-Lee Phillips and John Doe

While in Ann Arbor, Kristin Hersh, Grant-Lee Phillips, and John Doe talk about their The Exile Follies 2020 tour. We talk about collaboration and process, mystery, and creating experience. We also talk about how music is fearless. http://beanball.wcbn.org/rss/Living_Writers/wcbn-living_writers-2020-02-12-170001-EST.mp3 Download Audio  

Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer talks about We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2019).  We talk about climate change mattering in our daily lives, about the power of choices, and about burgers, and lions.

Lo Dagerman + Nancy Pick

Lo Dagerman and Nancy Pick read from The Writer and The Refugee (originally published by Norstedts Förlag, Stockholm 2017; English translation 2019). We talk about being a detective in your own family mystery, long term research projects, theater, powerful mothers, inspiration, and translation.

Michael A. Ferro

Michael A. Ferro reads from his debut novel Title 13 (Harvard Square Editions 2018). We talk about navigating the writing world, postmodernists, humor writing, government workers and the wood wasp. http://beanball.wcbn.org/rss/Living_Writers/wcbn-living_writers-2018-06-07-170001-EDT.mp3 Download audio

Karen Dionne at the mic

Karen Dionne

Karen Dionne reads from The Marsh King’s Daughter (Putnam 2017). We talk about writing a psychological suspense, fairy tales, and the UP. http://beanball.wcbn.org/rss/Living_Writers/wcbn-living_writers-2017-11-02-170001-EDT.mp3 Download Audio  

Jill Darling

Jill Darling reads poems from a geography of syntax (Lavender Ink 2016).  We talk about lyric intervention, topography, Gertrude Stein and movement. http://beanball.wcbn.org/rss/Living_Writers/wcbn-living_writers-2017-09-21-170001-EDT.mp3 Download Audio To learn more, click this link to head to the writer’s website.

Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer reads from his novel Here I Am published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. We talk about process, reflex and intuition. We also talk about valuing writing as an act of personal expression.  And how he is not the same person who wrote his first two books.   Download

Angela Dillard

Angela D. Dillard talks about her book Faith in the City: Preaching Radical Social Change in Detroit published by the University of Michigan Press.  We talk about good and bad religion, labor unions, activism, and key figures in Detroit’s history from the 30s to the 60s–and how this connects to Detroit today. Download For more about this author, click here!

R.J. Fox

R.J. Fox reads from his debut novel Love & Vodka: My Surreal Adventures in Ukraine published by Fish Out of Water Books. We are joined in the studio by Jon and Laurie Wilson, the publishers. We talk music and travel and love stories. What could be better? http://beanball.wcbn.org/rss/Living_Writers/wcbn-living_writers-2016-03-09-170001-EST.mp3 Download Audio For more about the author, …

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