Triple the fun on Living Writers with guests Patti F. Smith and Britain Woodman talking about Vanishing Ann Arbor (The History Press 2019) and Michael Andreoni talking about his short story collection The Window Is A Mirror (bhc Press 2018). We talk about Ann Arbor’s story, then, and now; putting together a long form history; paths to being a writer; and, storytelling, passion and writing the life you know.
Polly Rosenwaike reads from her debut stories Look How Happy I’m Making You (Doubleday 2019).
We talk about stories, motherhood, characters, agents and babies.
Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah about Friday Black (Mariner Books 2018). Twelve stories. Dystopian future. Excellent conversation ahead.
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Aimee Bender joins Living Writers via phone from California and reads part of her short story “Tiger Mending” from The Color Master (Vintage & Anchor Books 2013).
We talk about creativity + limitation, exhilaration, Virginia Woolf + a room of one’s own, and consequences.
In the last quarter of the episode, T reads the prologue to Aimee Bender’s novel An Invisible Sign of My Own.
Aimee Bender’s Playlist includes: Night Shift (Commodores), Decatur (Sufjan Stevens), In the Bleak Mid-Winter (Jane Siberry), Alejandro (Lady Gaga), You Said Something (PJ Harvey), and This is the Day (The The).