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Amy Hempel

From the archive: 2008 Amy Hempel reads from The Collected Stories (Scribner 2007). We talk about writing short shorts and writing prose poems–and about having that first line–how it shows you the way to the story. We hear a poem called “Sing to It.”  And we talk about dogs. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/kq6s3tjl3b34aee1cizeuee4k88bqaby.mp3 Download Audio Original airdate: December 3, …

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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. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/djc3vqa7rdmtc9tdznlugmtx2ck624g6.mp3 Download Audio  

Jeannie Gaffigan

Jeannie Gaffigan reads from When Life Gives You Pears (Grand Central Publishing 2019). We talk about memoir, comedy writing and The Imagine Society.  We also talk about family, faith, and healing.

Joanna Howard

Summer host Amanda Uhle talks with Joanna Howard, author of the novel Foreign Correspondent and three short story collections. Her memoir, Rerun Era, is due out in October 2019 from McSweeney’s. We talk about memory and memoir, The Jeffersons, MASH, and growing up in rural America.

Cristina Henríquez

Summer host Amanda Uhle talks with Cristina Henríquez, author of The Book of Unknown Americans (Vintage 2014). Her other work includes The World in Half and the short story collection Come Together, Fall Apart. We talk about writing from multiple points of view, immigration policy, meeting one’s readers in person, and supporting youth writers in the 826 network …

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Eugene Huskey

Eugene Huskey reads from Encounters at the Edge of the Muslim World: A Political Memoir of Kyrgyzstan (Rowman & Littlefield 2018). We talk about revolutions, fledgling democracy, friendship and the twists of fate.

John Ganiard

A conversation with Literati Bookstore’s John Ganiard. We talk about upcoming events and ways to be involved at the bookstore as well as some winter book picks and what’s on the horizon (is it too early to look forward to spring?). We also read Mary Oliver poems and talk typewriters.   https://umich.box.com/shared/static/pv67y0xagvy3g4rk3x83bantvrley2e6.mp3 Download Audio  

Bob Hicok

Bob Hicok reads from Hold (Copper Canyon Press 2018). We talk about the making of a poem and removing stops between things, like our minds do. We also talk about violence and stories and feeling invincible while writing. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/q2x8jzck03e5ep3b4xfnlteqbr7qiuof.mp3 Download Audio    

Samantha Irby

Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Samantha Irby, author of the bestseller We Are Never Meeting in Real Life and Meaty. Samantha is also creator of the blog Bitches Gotta Eat. Meaty is currently being developed as a comedy series with FX, starring Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson. They will talk about humor, feminism, Michigan, and snacks.   https://umich.box.com/shared/static/678vm3y9fjqivt1cpblbga3bdugbdesd.mp3 Download Audio  

Steve Hughes

Steve Hughes reads from Stiff (Wayne State University Press 2018).  We talk about short stories, launch points, Detroit, first person, community and zines.   https://umich.box.com/shared/static/o1hg47vqyrtevy5wfvevkdf91m3tazpj.mp3 Download Audio Link to writer’s website