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First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing

Mitzi Rapkin

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First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing

First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing

Mitzi Rapkin

25
Followers
47
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First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing is a weekly show featuring in-depth interviews with fiction, non-fiction, essay, and poetry writers. First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing highlights the voices of writers as they discuss their work, their craft, and the literary arts. This weekly show hosted by Mitzi Rapkin is a celebration of creative writing and the individuals who are dedicated to bringing their carefully chosen words to print as well as the impact writers have on the world we live in.

Latest Episodes

David Szalay

David Szalay is the author of five works of fiction: Spring, The Innocent, London and the South-East, for which he was awarded the Betty Trask and Geoffrey Faber Memorial prizes, and All That Man Is, for which he was awarded the Gordon Burn prize and Plimpton Prize for Fiction, and shortlisted for the Man Booker prize, and Turbulence, winner of the Edge Hill Short Story Prize. Szalay was born in Canada, grew up in London, and now lives in Budapest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

35 min2 d ago
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David Szalay

Peter Geye

Peter Geye is the author of the award winning novels, Safe from the Sea, The Lighthouse Road, and Wintering, winner of the Minnesota Book Award. He currently teaches the year-long Novel Writing Project at the Loft Literary Center. Born and raised in Minneapolis, he continues to live there with his family.His new novel is called Northernmost. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

49 min1 w ago
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Peter Geye

Cherie Dimaline

Cherie Dimaline is a member of the Georgian Bay Metis Community in Ontario who has published 5 books. Her 2017 book, The Marrow Thieves, won the Governor General’s Award and the prestigious Kirkus Prize for Young Readers, was a finalist for the White Pine Award, and was the fan favourite for CBC’s 2018 Canada Reads. Her new book is Empire of Wild. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

64 min2 w ago
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Cherie Dimaline

Margot Livesey

Margot Livesey is a writer and teacher.Her first book, published in 1986, was a collection of stories called Learning By Heart. Since then Margot has published eight novels: Homework, Criminals, The Missing World, Eva Moves the Furniture, Banishing Verona, The House on For tune Street, The Flight of Gemma Hardy, Mercury, and The Boy in the Field. The Hidden Machinery, a collection of essays on writing, was published by Tin House Books in 2017. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56 min3 w ago
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Margot Livesey

R.L. Maizes

R.L. Maizes is the author of the short story collection We Love Anderson Cooper and the novel Other People's Pets.Her essays have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and have aired on NPR. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

36 minAUG 31
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R.L. Maizes

First Draft - Benjamin Nugent

Benjamin Nugent is the author of the short story collection Fraternity.He is the winner of The Paris Review’s 2019 Terry Southern Prize. His stories have been published in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Nonrequired Reading and The Unprofessionals: New American Writing from the Paris Review. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51 minAUG 24
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First Draft - Benjamin Nugent

First Draft - Ursula Heigi

Ursula Hegi is the author of The Patron Saint of Pregnant Girls, The Worst Thing I've Done, Sacred Time, Hotel of the Saints, The Vision of Emma Blau, Tearing the Silence, Salt Dancers, Stones from the River, Floating in My Mother's Palm, Unearned Pleasures and Other Stories, Intrusions, and Trudi & Pia. She teaches writing at Stonybrook's Southhampton Campus and she is the recipient of more than thirty grants and awards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51 minAUG 17
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First Draft - Ursula Heigi

First Draft - Souvankham Thammavongsa

Souvankham Thammavongsa is the author of How to Pronounce Knife. Her stories have won an O. Henry Award and appeared in Harper's Magazine, The Paris Review, The Atlantic, Granta, NOON, The Believer, Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018, and O. Henry Prize Stories 2019. She is the author of four books of poetry, Cluster, Light, Found and Small Arguments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

52 minAUG 10
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First Draft - Souvankham Thammavongsa

First Draft - Michelle Bowdler

Michelle Bowdler is the author of Is Rape a Crime? Michelle is a recipient of a 2017 Barbara Deming Memorial Award for non-fiction and has been a Fellow at Ragdale and MacDowell Colony. She has been published in the New York Times and in the anthologies The Anatomy of Silence and We Rise to Resist: Voices from a New Era in Women’s Political Action. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56 minAUG 3
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First Draft - Michelle Bowdler

First Draft - Sejal Shah

Sejal Shah is the author of the debut essay collection, This Is One Way To Dance. Her stories and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Brevity, Conjunctions, Guernica, the Kenyon Review Online, Literary Hub, Longreads, and The Rumpus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 minJUL 27
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First Draft - Sejal Shah

Latest Episodes

David Szalay

David Szalay is the author of five works of fiction: Spring, The Innocent, London and the South-East, for which he was awarded the Betty Trask and Geoffrey Faber Memorial prizes, and All That Man Is, for which he was awarded the Gordon Burn prize and Plimpton Prize for Fiction, and shortlisted for the Man Booker prize, and Turbulence, winner of the Edge Hill Short Story Prize. Szalay was born in Canada, grew up in London, and now lives in Budapest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

35 min2 d ago
Comments
David Szalay

Peter Geye

Peter Geye is the author of the award winning novels, Safe from the Sea, The Lighthouse Road, and Wintering, winner of the Minnesota Book Award. He currently teaches the year-long Novel Writing Project at the Loft Literary Center. Born and raised in Minneapolis, he continues to live there with his family.His new novel is called Northernmost. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

49 min1 w ago
Comments
Peter Geye

Cherie Dimaline

Cherie Dimaline is a member of the Georgian Bay Metis Community in Ontario who has published 5 books. Her 2017 book, The Marrow Thieves, won the Governor General’s Award and the prestigious Kirkus Prize for Young Readers, was a finalist for the White Pine Award, and was the fan favourite for CBC’s 2018 Canada Reads. Her new book is Empire of Wild. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

64 min2 w ago
Comments
Cherie Dimaline

Margot Livesey

Margot Livesey is a writer and teacher.Her first book, published in 1986, was a collection of stories called Learning By Heart. Since then Margot has published eight novels: Homework, Criminals, The Missing World, Eva Moves the Furniture, Banishing Verona, The House on For tune Street, The Flight of Gemma Hardy, Mercury, and The Boy in the Field. The Hidden Machinery, a collection of essays on writing, was published by Tin House Books in 2017. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56 min3 w ago
Comments
Margot Livesey

R.L. Maizes

R.L. Maizes is the author of the short story collection We Love Anderson Cooper and the novel Other People's Pets.Her essays have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and have aired on NPR. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

36 minAUG 31
Comments
R.L. Maizes

First Draft - Benjamin Nugent

Benjamin Nugent is the author of the short story collection Fraternity.He is the winner of The Paris Review’s 2019 Terry Southern Prize. His stories have been published in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Nonrequired Reading and The Unprofessionals: New American Writing from the Paris Review. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51 minAUG 24
Comments
First Draft - Benjamin Nugent

First Draft - Ursula Heigi

Ursula Hegi is the author of The Patron Saint of Pregnant Girls, The Worst Thing I've Done, Sacred Time, Hotel of the Saints, The Vision of Emma Blau, Tearing the Silence, Salt Dancers, Stones from the River, Floating in My Mother's Palm, Unearned Pleasures and Other Stories, Intrusions, and Trudi & Pia. She teaches writing at Stonybrook's Southhampton Campus and she is the recipient of more than thirty grants and awards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51 minAUG 17
Comments
First Draft - Ursula Heigi

First Draft - Souvankham Thammavongsa

Souvankham Thammavongsa is the author of How to Pronounce Knife. Her stories have won an O. Henry Award and appeared in Harper's Magazine, The Paris Review, The Atlantic, Granta, NOON, The Believer, Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018, and O. Henry Prize Stories 2019. She is the author of four books of poetry, Cluster, Light, Found and Small Arguments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

52 minAUG 10
Comments
First Draft - Souvankham Thammavongsa

First Draft - Michelle Bowdler

Michelle Bowdler is the author of Is Rape a Crime? Michelle is a recipient of a 2017 Barbara Deming Memorial Award for non-fiction and has been a Fellow at Ragdale and MacDowell Colony. She has been published in the New York Times and in the anthologies The Anatomy of Silence and We Rise to Resist: Voices from a New Era in Women’s Political Action. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56 minAUG 3
Comments
First Draft - Michelle Bowdler

First Draft - Sejal Shah

Sejal Shah is the author of the debut essay collection, This Is One Way To Dance. Her stories and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Brevity, Conjunctions, Guernica, the Kenyon Review Online, Literary Hub, Longreads, and The Rumpus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 minJUL 27
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First Draft - Sejal Shah

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