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Real Life Sustainability
30 - Sustainability in Brand Messaging with Jonathan Hanson of Unconquered

Real Life Sustainability

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 39:22


Today on the podcast we're joined by Jonathan Hanson, the co-founder of the purpose-led strategic creative & production agency Unconquered. They work with some of the top brands in the U.S. including New Balance, Crocs, Lululemon, and more.  We discuss supporting brands in their sustainable journey, greenwashing, the power of Gen Z, the ‘attention economy, and more. Jonathan lives in NYC, has a serious love affair with pizza and finds it difficult to write in the third person despite having dual degrees in Creative Writing and Journalism from Drake (college, not the rapper). Jonathan leads the creative team after spending 10 years as a commercial photographer, director, and creative director. He is most happy when spending time with loved ones and making things. Jonathan is the host and co-producer of Unconquered's podcast, Conquer the Noise, which features founders & leaders from brands including OXO, Avocado Mattress, Getty, Stasher and Boxed Water. He is a member of The Humanity Lab, a contributor to the Forbes Agency Council and leads Unconquered's relationship with 1% for the Planet.  Show Notes:Be sure to visit: Unconquered Social Media: Personal Website LinkedIn Twitter Agency Link Visit Coolperx® home page: Coolperx® Reach out to Coolperx®: Phone: 1 (855) 429-0455 email: hello@coolperx.com Check out Coolperx® blog: blog Plus, don't forget to follow or sign up for my newsletter here: PODCAST WEBSITE Support Coolperx®'s podcast by subscribing and reviewing! Music is considered “royalty-free” and discovered on Audio Blocks. Technical Podcast Support by: Jon Keur at Wayfare Recording Co. © 2021 Coolperx®. All Rights Reserved.

& then write
EP 039 Calming Your Inner Self Critic

& then write

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 50:49


How do we work through those trying times when we feel like we “should” be working on our manuscripts? How do we get through without letting the inner self critic win? Today I am joined by Marin Laukka – and we try and figure this out.

My Point Of View
Writing a book about your dating experience with Jenna Langbaum

My Point Of View

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 47:14


Today I'm joined by Jenna Langbaum, a creative director, copywriter, poet, and playwright. Jenna's original play, The Night of Blue and Salt, was produced in 2016 through the NYC New York International Fringe Festival in 2016, where during which she was declared by theasy.com as "a force to be reckoned with." Jenna grew up in Rye, NY New York, and attended Hamilton College, where she studied Creative Writing and Theater. Her book, Me In Search Of You, is wildly entertaining collection of micro fiction stories that delve into the hope, dismissal, frustration, angst, revival, and mediocrity of dating as a millennial and seeking real connection. Wistful and reminiscent, written for all the mes searching for yous and all the ones who have already found each other. It into the starts and stops, the ebbs and flows of not only dating but the triumphant self-discovery that comes along with it. Each piece is nameless in the hope that you'll crawl into them and see yourself. We talked about: - Her career story and becoming an author, was it something she always wanted to do? - How was the idea of the book born? - Hardest part of the process and easiest part - How is the book divided and why like that - Two of my favorite parts: We SWIRLED (P.21) and We ORBITED (P.28) - The rollercoaster of rejection and hope - Advice to your younger self, the one that was going through all of these experiences Jenna's IG: https://www.instagram.com/jennalangbaum/ Jenna's website: https://www.jennalangbaum.com/ My Point Of View on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mypointofview.podcast/ Music: Lukrembo https://soundcloud.com/lukrembo/

Everyday Wellness
Ep. 180 Fascinating Link Between Nutrition, Metabolism & Cancer with Sam Apple

Everyday Wellness

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 46:56


I am delighted to have Sam Apple joining me today! Sam is on the faculty at Johns Hopkins. Before he arrived at Johns Hopkins, he taught creative writing and journalism at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a BA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Creative Non-fiction from Columbia University.  Sam has written many books. His most recent is called Ravenous: Otto Warburg, the Nazis, and the Search for the Cancer-Diet Connection. It is about the German biochemist Otto Warburg and his new developments in cancer science. Warburg was a unique individual. He was a Jewish man who managed to keep doing his biochemical research despite living in the extremely challenging time of Nazi Germany. In this episode, Sam talks about Otto Warburg's incredible discovery regarding cancer cells and the research done by Nazi scientists. He also discusses the shift in the focus on cancer research in the post-war period, how insulin drives cancer and metabolic diseases, and how to make better dietary choices. Stay tuned to hear what Sam has to share about his book, Ravenous, and the connections between diet and cancer.  IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN: What motivated Sam to write about Otto Warburg? Otto Warburg's fascinating discovery about what makes cancer cells unique. Nazi researchers were way ahead of their time in discovering the link between environmental toxins and people developing metabolic diseases and cancer. What happened to much of the advanced research done by German scientists during the war years? What happened in the 1950s that entirely changed the direction of medical research on cancer? The accidental and surprising discovery that was made about the benefits of mustard gas. Insulin drives metabolic disease and causes cancer cells to grow. Why most Americans could develop cancer. Why do you need to get your fasting insulin checked? What does fructose do in the body that differs from what is done by other sugars? Some of the changes that Sam made in his life after researching his book, Ravenous. The cancers that you will be more likely to develop if you eat too often. Bio: Sam Apple is on the faculty of the MA in Science Writing and MA in Writing programs at Johns Hopkins. Before he arrived at Johns Hopkins, Apple taught creative writing and journalism at the University of Pennsylvania for ten years. He holds a BA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Michigan. Apple is the author of Schlepping Through the Alps and American Parent. His most recent book, Ravenous (Norton/Liveright, 2021), is about the German biochemist Otto Warburg and new developments in cancer science. Apple has published short stories, personal essays, satires, and journalistic features on a wide range of topics. In recent years, he has primarily written about science and health. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Wired, The Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times Magazine, ESPN The Magazine, The MIT Technology Review, and McSweeney's, among many other publications. Schlepping Through the Alps was a finalist for the PEN America Award for a first work of non-fiction. Connect with Cynthia Thurlow Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn Check out Cynthia's website Connect with Sam Apple On his website Follow on Twitter and Instagram Books mentioned: The Nazi War on Cancer by Robert Proctor

Midday
Baltimore Poet Kondwani Fidel and MD's Poet Laureate Grace Cavalieri

Midday

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 32:16


Now, we turn our attention to two of Maryland's most prominent voices in the world of poetry. A little later in the program, Tom speaks with our state's poet laureate, Grace Cavalieri. But we're joined first by Baltimore poet Kondwani Fidel. Last year, he released his debut poetry EP “The Mud Was Made For Us.” He's also the author of the non-fiction book, The Anti-Racist: How to Start the Conversation About Race and Take Action,and he's featured in the short film, Hummingbirds in the Trenches.  He holds a Master's Degree in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore. He's a professor at Coppin State University. Kondwani Fidel joins us on Zoom. Poet, playwright and author Grace Cavalieri has served as Maryland's poet laureate since 2018. She's written 26 books and chapbooks of poetry, and she's had more than two dozen plays produced in theaters across the country. Her latest books are calledGrace Art: Poems and Painting, and The Secret Letters of Madame de Staél .  Grace is also the founder of The Poet and the Poem, a radio show and later, a podcast that she has hosted for 44 years. It's currently available through the Library of Congress. Grace Cavalieri joins us on Zoom from Annapolis. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dear Creativity...Let's Play
On Writing Characters with Women's Fiction Author Elizabeth Sumner Wafler

Dear Creativity...Let's Play

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 29:29


In this episode, we discussed:Writing to market vs. writing what you feel inspired to writeFreewriting to really get to know your charactersTips on how to make character's voices distinct in dialogueDifferentiating characters based on the impact they have on other characters in a storyElizabeth's Books and Books we discussed in the episodeGeorgie Girl by Elizabeth Sumner WaflerIn Robin's Nest by Elizabeth Sumner WaflerWriting the Breakout Novel by Donald MaassBefore and After the Book Deal by Courtney MaumMeet Elizabeth Sumner WaflerElizabeth is a writer and the author of four novels. She is an active volunteer with the Women's Fiction Writers Association and loves working with developing writers through her side hustle Four Eyes Editorial. Elizabeth, her husband and cairn terrier Mirabelle recently moved from Charlottesville Virginia to the booming southern hotspot--and the place of her birth--Greenville, South Carolina, which Conde Nast ranked the sixth best small city in America. She never misses a farmer's market or chance to explore art, music, and foodie destinations, or hiking opportunities in the Blue Ridge Mountains of the upstate.Connect with Elizabeth Sumner WaflerElizabeth on InstagramElizabeth on TwitterElizabeth's Website Like the Podcast?Are you a subscriber? If not, I invite you to subscribe, so you'll get notified every time a new episode goes up.Click here to subscribe on iTunes.Click here to subscribe on Stitcher.And, if you're enjoying what you're hearing, I'd be super grateful if you left me a review. Those help other creative souls find this show, and they're fun to read. To leave a review, open up the podcast in your podcast player, and scroll down to the bottom where it gives you the option to review the show.Stay Connected with AmyJoin the bi-monthly cowriting/creating sessions, you can subscribe to the newsletter to get ideas, tips, and inspiration to get started creating and acting on those creative callings.Connect on FacebookConnect on LinkedIn.Connect on Instagram.

New Books Network
Sara B. Fraser, "Just River" (Black Rose Writing, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 23:26


Today I talked to Sara B. Fraser about her new novel Just River (Black Rose Writing, 2021). The Otis River flows through the once bustling city of Wattsville, a few hours north of NYC, reminding the remaining residents of better days. Cross-dressing Sam is okay with his new, minimum-wage job, as long as he gets to sing Karaoke twice a month. His neighbor and best friend, Carol, is a cashier who spreads love through her baking. Garnet, Carol's daughter, is in prison after nearly killing her violent boyfriend, who visits her in prison. A couple of inmates learn that he's rich and threaten Garnet with violence unless he sneaks in drugs for them. Carol and Sam try to help Garnet, but then an innocent boy is kidnapped and a dog is poisoned. The river is the only thing that can save them all. Sara B. Fraser is the author of the novels Long Division and Just River. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in Carve, Jabberwock Review, the Forge, Wilderness House Literary Review, Salamander, Traveler's Tales, and more. Fraser completed her BFA in Creative Writing at Emerson College and two master's degrees, the first in Composition from the University of Massachusetts and the second in Education from Boston College. She is a high-school Spanish teacher, married to an Irishman, and mother of two boys. Her passions are surfing—she has trouble finding people willing to accompany her as she'll drop everything even in the dead of winter if there's swell (don't tell her boss)—and fermenting things in her kitchen. She cultivates funny smelling stuff like kimchi, sauerkraut, vinegar, kombucha, and sourdough bread starter. Some people think scoby (a product of fermentation) is weird looking, but she loves it. She spends summers in Galicia and plans on retiring there. A random fact that may or may not indicate something about who she is: as a teenager she used to darn her socks. G.P. Gottlieb is the author of the Whipped and Sipped Mystery Series and a prolific baker of healthful breads and pastries. Please contact her through her website (GPGottlieb.com) if you wish to recommend an author (of a beautifully-written new novel) to interview, to listen to her previous podcast interviews, to read her mystery book reviews, or to check out some of her awesome recipes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Literature
Sara B. Fraser, "Just River" (Black Rose Writing, 2021)

New Books in Literature

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 23:26


Today I talked to Sara B. Fraser about her new novel Just River (Black Rose Writing, 2021). The Otis River flows through the once bustling city of Wattsville, a few hours north of NYC, reminding the remaining residents of better days. Cross-dressing Sam is okay with his new, minimum-wage job, as long as he gets to sing Karaoke twice a month. His neighbor and best friend, Carol, is a cashier who spreads love through her baking. Garnet, Carol's daughter, is in prison after nearly killing her violent boyfriend, who visits her in prison. A couple of inmates learn that he's rich and threaten Garnet with violence unless he sneaks in drugs for them. Carol and Sam try to help Garnet, but then an innocent boy is kidnapped and a dog is poisoned. The river is the only thing that can save them all. Sara B. Fraser is the author of the novels Long Division and Just River. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in Carve, Jabberwock Review, the Forge, Wilderness House Literary Review, Salamander, Traveler's Tales, and more. Fraser completed her BFA in Creative Writing at Emerson College and two master's degrees, the first in Composition from the University of Massachusetts and the second in Education from Boston College. She is a high-school Spanish teacher, married to an Irishman, and mother of two boys. Her passions are surfing—she has trouble finding people willing to accompany her as she'll drop everything even in the dead of winter if there's swell (don't tell her boss)—and fermenting things in her kitchen. She cultivates funny smelling stuff like kimchi, sauerkraut, vinegar, kombucha, and sourdough bread starter. Some people think scoby (a product of fermentation) is weird looking, but she loves it. She spends summers in Galicia and plans on retiring there. A random fact that may or may not indicate something about who she is: as a teenager she used to darn her socks. G.P. Gottlieb is the author of the Whipped and Sipped Mystery Series and a prolific baker of healthful breads and pastries. Please contact her through her website (GPGottlieb.com) if you wish to recommend an author (of a beautifully-written new novel) to interview, to listen to her previous podcast interviews, to read her mystery book reviews, or to check out some of her awesome recipes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literature

Crossroads of Inspiration
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Crossroads of Inspiration

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 0:35


COMING November  26th!Crossroads of Inspiration is a creative-writing podcast where the imagined becomes the material. So, join us as we explore some new paths and artistic endeavors into the beautiful unknown.This weeks Inspiration is an Behind the maskVideo by Los Muertos Crew from Pexels (crafting mask)Video by Mikhail Nilov from Pexels (masquerade party)Video by cottonbro from Pexels (secrets)https://audionautix.com Music by Audionautix.comSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=CL6CQXU2KPE8L)

Poetry Unbound
Lory Bedikian — On the Way to Oshagan

Poetry Unbound

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 17:36


The exile's return to the motherland is the theme around which Lory Bedikian's poem “On the Way to Oshagan” circles. She, a proud Armenian, stops by a roadside stall on a trip to her home country; and is immediately understood as an Amerigatzi, even though she's speaking Armenian, not English. The poem could end with this awkward exchange, but instead pushes through, and a connection occurs between the returned-departed and the never-departed: there's a gift, an invitation, and a bridge across exile.Lory Bedikian received her BA from UCLA with an emphasis in Creative Writing and Poetry. She earned her MFA in Poetry from the University of Oregon, where she received the Dan Kimble First Year Teaching Award for Poetry. Bedikian's The Book of Lamenting won the 2010 Philip Levine Prize in Poetry. She currently teaches poetry workshops in Los Angeles.Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org.

Wheels Off with Rhett Miller

Jung Yun joins Rhett from Baltimore, MD to talk about the making of her recently-released second novel, O Beautiful, and actualizing her vision to live a creative life. Jung and Rhett also discuss the journey that led to her publishing her first book at age 43, growing up without the understanding that she could make art for a living, and why everything happens in due time. Jung Yun is a writer from Seoul, South Korea who grew up in Fargo, North Dakota. She studied at Vassar College, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing. Her work has appeared in Tin House, The Massachusetts Review, The Indiana Review, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Review of Books, among others. She currently lives in Baltimore with her husband and is an assistant professor of English at George Washington University. Wheels Off is brought to you by Osiris Media. Hosted and produced by Rhett Miller. Co-produced by Kirsten Cluthe in partnership with Nick Ruffini (Revoice Media). Editing by Justin Thomas. Production Assistance by Matt Bavuso. Music by OLD 97's. Episode artwork by Katherine Boils. Show logo by Tim Skirven. This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also ask Alexa to play it. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes. Revisit previous episodes of Wheels Off with Rosanne Cash, Rob Thomas, Will Forte, Lydia Loveless, Allison Moorer, Ted Leo, Paul F. Tompkins, Jen Kirkman, and more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dear Creativity...Let's Play
How to Hook Your Readers (and Keep them Reading Your Novel)

Dear Creativity...Let's Play

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 21:26


Here's what I discuss in this solo episode:The 4 C's & Q: character, conflict, context, care, and question that MUST be included in your first sceneWhat each of the 4 C's areExamples from three well-known popular books: Pride and Prejudice, Divergent, and Maid to help you in applying these elements to your own writingLike the Podcast?Are you a subscriber? If not, I invite you to subscribe, so you'll get notified every time a new episode goes up.Click here to subscribe on iTunes.Click here to subscribe on Stitcher.And, if you're enjoying what you're hearing, I'd be super grateful if you left a review. Those help other creative souls find this show, and they're fun to read. To leave a review, open up the Dear Creativity Let's Play podcast in your podcast player. Scroll down to the bottom and let the world know what you think!Stay Connected with AmySubscribe to the newsletter to get ideas, tips, and inspiration to get started writing and creating and bringing your creative gifts and books into the world. You'll also have access to twice-monthly co-writing sessions.Connect on Instagram.

Rattlecast
ep. 118 - Ananda Lima

Rattlecast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 131:29


Ananda Lima's poetry collection Mother/land (Black Lawrence Press, 2021) was the winner of the Hudson Prize. She is also the author of the chapbooks Vigil (Get Fresh Books, 2021), Tropicália (Newfound, 2021, winner of the Newfound Prose Prize), Amblyopia (Bull City Press, 2020), and Translation (Paper Nautilus, 2019, winner of the Vella Chapbook Prize). Her work has appeared in The American Poetry Review, Poets.org, Kenyon Review Online, Gulf Coast, Colorado Review, Poet Lore, Poetry Northwest, Pleiades, and elsewhere. She has served as the poetry judge for the AWP Kurt Brown Prize, as staff at the Sewanee Writers Conference, and as a mentor at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Immigrant Artist Program. She has been awarded the inaugural Work-In-Progress Fellowship by Latinx-in-Publishing, sponsored by Macmillan Publishers, for her fiction manuscript-in-progress. She has an MA in Linguistics from UCLA and an MFA in Creative Writing in Fiction from Rutgers University, Newark. Find the book and more at: https://www.anandalima.com/ As always, we'll also include live open lines for responses to our weekly prompt or any other poems you'd like to share. For details on how to participate, either via Skype or by phone, go to: https://www.rattle.com/rattlecast/ This Week's Prompt: Write an apology poem. Nextx Week's Prompt: “A guy walks into a bar” is one of the most common joke intros. Write a poem that starts with that line. (It does not have to be a humorous poem.) The Rattlecast livestreams on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, then becomes an audio podcast. Find it on iTunes, Spotify, or anywhere else you get your podcasts.

The Creative Nonfiction Podcast with Brendan O'Meara
Episode 287: Boomerang with Achy Obejas

The Creative Nonfiction Podcast with Brendan O'Meara

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 55:01


Achy Obejas is an author and poet whose latest collection is Boomerang/Bumeran, poems in English and Spanish that aim to be gender-free (tough in Spanish) while addressing immigration, displacment, love, and activism. Social media: @CNFPod, @creativenonfictionpodcast Up to 11 Newsletter: brendanomeara.com Patreon: patreon.com/cnfpod Sponsor love: West Virg. Wesleyan College's MFA in Creative Writing

OMG So Random Hehe!
Raw Passion

OMG So Random Hehe!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 55:02


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Tech Won't Save Us
How Amazon is Changing the Books We Read w/ Mark McGurl

Tech Won't Save Us

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 49:09


Paris Marx is joined by Mark McGurl to discuss how Amazon is reshaping the publishing industry and altering the form of the novel itself.Mark McGurl is a Professor of Literature at Stanford University. He's also the author of The Program Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing and Everything and Less: The Novel in the Age of Amazon. Follow Mark on Twitter at @markjamesmcgurl.

Cafe con Pam Podcast
232 - Write Your Own Paycheck with Juleyka Lantigua-Williams

Cafe con Pam Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 58:15


Listeners, we're back this week with Juleyka Lantigua-Williams.Juleyka Lantigua is the Founder and CEO of LWC Studios, an award-winning digital media studio whose original work reaches rising audiences with programming that has a social-justice vein. She created and executive produces 70 Million, the first open-source solutions journalism podcast chronicling how locals are tackling jail reform around the country. In 2020, LWC Studios received a Peabody Award nomination, earned silver in the audio documentary category at the New York International Radio Festival, and won “The Director's Prize,” their first Third Coast award, also known as “The  Oscars of Audio.” In 2021, “Driving the Green Book,” which she edited and the company produced for Macmillan Podcasts, earned the inaugural Ambie for Best History Podcast. A Fulbright Scholar, Tory Burch Fellow, and Stanford SLEI alumna, Julleyka holds a BA from Skidmore College, a Master's in Journalism from Boston University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. During our conversation, we talked about:LeadershipStarting your own companyThe harm hierarchies createLatina Equal PaydayWhat is next for LWC Studios This  episode is brought to you by Aligned  Collective MastermindLet's embark on a journey of dismantling outdated business practices and oppressive marketing tactics. Let's decolonize and create liberated businesses together. Learn more and submit your application at alignedcollective.club Follow Juleyka on all things social:InstagramTwitterFacebookLWC Studios FacebookLWC Studios TwitterLWC Studios InstagramWebsite Follow Cafe con Pam on all things socialInstagramFacebookhttp://cafeconpam.com/Join the FREE Cafe con Pam ChallengeIf you are a business owner, join us for Aligned Collective MastermindLearn about PowerSistersSubscribe, rate, review, and share this episode with someone you love!And don't ever forget to Stay Shining!

Everyday VOpreneur
How to Grow a Successful Blog with Paul Strikwerda - Episode 131

Everyday VOpreneur

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 68:55


When it comes to growing the SEO potential of your website, one of the most common suggestions given is to start writing a blog. Thing is, there's a big difference between writing for SEO and Creative Writing. So can you do both? Have a great blog and grow your SEO? You bet! Paul Strikwerda (Nethervoice) has over 40,000 subscribers on his voice over blog. He offers insights on everything from the first steps of starting a blog to coming up with topic ideas and from finding your unique voice to defining what having successful blog actually means.   Nethervoice Blog - https://nethervoice.com Paul Strikwerda on Instagram - @nethervoice Paul on Twitter - @nethervoice Marc on Twitter - @marcscott Marc on Instagram - @marcscott   RESOURCES * One Piece of Advice Free eBook https://marcscottcoaching.com/onepieceofadviceebook/ * Get an instant $25 credit when you sign up for VoiceZam Visit https://voicezam.com/marcscott * Need a little marketing help? Download a FREE eBook - 5 Steps to Marketing Like a VOpreneur Download now at https://marcscottcoaching.com/5marketingstepsebook * For voice over services: Visit https://marcscottvoiceover.com * Want VOpreneur Swag? Visit https://teespring.com/stores/vopreneur * Join the VOpreneur Facebook Group Visit https://facebook.com/groups/vopreneur   EVERYDAY VOPRENEURS IN THIS EPISODE * Thanks to "Uncle Roy" for production assistance! Visit http://antlandproductions.com * Thanks to Christy Harst for VO contributions! Visit https://christyharst.com * Thanks to Krysta Wallrauch for VO contributions! Visit http://krystawallrauch.com   If you need guidance with your voice over business or learning how to more effectively market, I can help. Book a 15 minute free consultation with me to discuss your specific needs. Book Your Consult

Mind & Matter
Erik Hoel: Dreams, Sleep, Deep Learning, Evolutionary Function of Fiction & Art | #43

Mind & Matter

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 87:16


Nick talks to neuroscientist and writer Dr. Erik Hoel. Erik is a professor of biology at Tufts University. He received his PhD in neuroscience from the University of Wisconsin, where he studied under the sleep and consciousness researcher, Giulio Tononi. He did postdoctoral work at Columbia University, where he used information theory and other analytical tools to explore the biological basis of consciousness. He has come up with the so-called Overfitted Brain Hypothesis of dreaming, which explains the potential adaptive function of dreams by drawing analogies to techniques used to train Deep Neural Networks in the world of machine learning. Erik and Nick discuss the biology and phenomenology of dreams and sleep generally, including some of the various theories for why we sleep. They also discuss Deep Learning (on a very basic level) and Erik described the Overfitted Brain Hypothesis of dreaming. They also discuss fiction and the arts, including Erik's new novel and the potential evolutionary reasons for why humans create and consume fiction, as well as some technology-driven developments that are reshaping how we create and consume written work online. USEFUL LINKS:Download the podcast & follow Nick at his website[https://www.nickjikomes.com]Support the show on Patreon & get early access to episodes[https://www.patreon.com/nickjikomes]Sign up for the weekly Mind & Matter newsletter[https://mindandmatter.substack.com/]Athletic Greens, comprehensive daily nutrition (Free 1-year supply of Vitamin D w/ purchase)[https://www.athleticgreens.com/mindandmatter]Try MUD/WTR, a mushroom-based coffee alternative[https://www.mudwtr.com/mindmatter]Discount Code ($5 off) = MINDMATTEROrganize your digital highlights & notes w/ Readwise (2 months free w/ subscription)[https://readwise.io/nickjikomes/]Start your own podcast (get $20 Amazon gift card after signup)[https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1507198]Buy Mind & Matter T-Shirts[https://www.etsy.com/shop/OURMIND?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=1036758072§ion_id=34648633]Connect with Nick Jikomes on Twitter[https://twitter.com/trikomes]​​​Learn more about our podcast sponsor, Dosist[https://dosist.com/]ABOUT Nick Jikomes:Nick is a neuroscientist and podcast host. He is currently Director of Science & Innovation at Leafly, a technology startup in the legal cannabis industry. He received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University and a B.S. in Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/nickjikomes)

Otherppl with Brad Listi
737. Matthew Clark Davison

Otherppl with Brad Listi

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 91:56


Matthew Clark Davison is the author of the debut novel Doubting Thomas, available from Amble Press. Davison is a writer and educator living in San Francisco. He earned a BA and MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, where he now teaches full-time. His prose has been recently anthologized in Empty The Pews and 580-Split, and published in Guernica, The Atlantic Monthly, Foglifter, Lumina Magazine, Fourteen Hills, Per Contra, Educe, and others; and has been recognized with a Creative Work Grant, (Inaugural Awardee/San Francisco State University), Cultural Equities Grant (San Francisco Arts Commission), the Clark Gross Award for a Novel-in-Progress, and a Stonewall Alumni Award. *** Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading writers. Launched in 2011. Books. Literature. Writing. Publishing. Authors. Screenwriters. Etc. Support the show on Patreon Merch www.otherppl.com @otherppl Instagram  YouTube Email the show: letters [at] otherppl [dot] com The podcast is a proud affiliate partner of Bookshop, working to support local, independent bookstores. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Open School Of Business
From a Lawyer to a Yoga Studio Owner

Open School Of Business

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 31:28


Sara VanderGoot, CMT, e-RYT 200, e-RYT 500, RPYT co-founded Mind the Mat Pilates and Yoga. She studied Interdisciplinary Yoga with Don and Amba Stapleton in Nosara, Costa Rica and at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Sara completed her Prenatal Yoga Training at Blooma in Minneapolis. Sara is registered through internationally recognized Yoga Alliance as a e-RYT 200, e-RYT 500 and RPYT. Sara is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and licensed by the Virginia Board of Nursing. She specializes in working with moms during and after pregnancy and attends births as a doula. She completed her doula training with experienced midwives in Colombia, South America and is knowledgeable about modern birth practices as well as ancestral birth practices and plant medicines. Sara has been practicing massage therapy, including specialties in Prenatal Massage, Post-pregnancy Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and Thai Yoga Massage, in Alexandria for 20 years and has been a yoga instructor for 10 years. At Mind the Mat she specializes in Prenatal Yoga, Post-pregnancy Core Yoga, Mommy & Me Core Yoga, Flow Yoga, Hot Flow Yoga and Deep Stretch. One of Sara's favorite things is teaching in the 200 & 300 Hour Mind the Mat Yoga Teacher Training programs, which she began developing in 2013. Before becoming a massage therapist and yoga instructor, Sara earned her Juris Doctorate from William and Mary Law School and was a lawyer in the Washington D.C. area. She found that the healing practices of massage and yoga brought a balance to her life that she had long been searching for. Sara also has a B.A. in English Literature from University of Michigan and an M.A. in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins. 1:15-1:27 Please, share how you got that courage and made such a big step and drastic change in your career 10:36-10:44 You mentioned that you had to take business partner therapy to work out disagreements with your business partner, I am wondering who does business therapy? Is that a special profession or was it a mediator? 12:31-12:39 How did the yoga studio adapt and evolve throughout the years? 16:11-16:30When the new big names and big brands started coming in and opening how did that affect the business, how did your strategy change, what attracted people, and does it still work now?

OUTdrive
Fundraising With a Passion

OUTdrive

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 43:31


The idea of fundraising has often been reduced to door-to-door sales of cookies and coupon books. But for non-profit organizations, raising funds is crucial to providing community services and requires gifts larger than the cost of a popcorn tin. In this episode of OUTdrive, Cliff sits down with Karin Cox, an expert in the field of fundraising. Karin outlines what it takes to run a successful gift campaign and explains how her job is less about asking for money and more about expressing a need.  Karin is the president and co-founder of Hartsook, a fundraising organization that helps nonprofits “unleash the power of philanthropy” through creative counsel. She specializes in drawing out the fundraising potential of companies and has helped Hartsook clients raise hundreds of millions of dollars through customized, research-based guidance. As an established author and entrepreneur with a background in non-profit work, Karin's professional portfolio includes notable organizations, such as, Ohio State University, American Red Cross, and Boy Scouts of America. Originally from Texas, Karin attended Wichita State University in Kansas, earning an MFA in Creative Writing.  Though Hartsook's reach extends to international borders, the integrity of the company was built around Karin's rural American values. Tune in to this episode to gain insight and perspective from a passionate industry leader.  What you'll learn:  How Karin starting working in fundraising and a look into her background in non-profits The details behind how Karin co-founded her company, Hartsook, and insight into the organization's core values and successful business growth What makes a good fundraising campaign, with an emphasis on harnessing the power of new virtual trends and remaining authentic. How relationships with a client work and the trust required for a business or organization to run a major gift campaign The importance, and freedom, of recognizing that your business may not be for everyone and turning your focus to those who see the value in your work. Karin's experience of writing her book and advice for someone wanting to write a book Hartsook's philosophy on the power of philanthropy and having the appropriate approach to fundraising

Dear Creativity...Let's Play
Cultivating Patience as a Writer

Dear Creativity...Let's Play

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 23:03


Here's what I discuss in this solo episode:The emphasis on productivity and speed in writingWhen it comes to our creative work, to sharing our messages and stories that we're drawn to, that we feel deeply, is speed the most important piece of writing? Or, is cultivating patience as a writer a better way to go? Or, is cultivating patience and writing slowly as a writer a better way to go? There is no right answer. I invite you to explore what works for your process.The results of my writing tracking experience that I discuss in episode 73.The value in allowing for time to your creative process to happenA few tips on speeding up your writing sessionsLike the Podcast?Are you a subscriber? If not, I invite you to subscribe, so you'll get notified every time a new episode goes up.Click here to subscribe on iTunes.Click here to subscribe on Stitcher.And, if you're enjoying what you're hearing, I'd be super grateful if you left a review. Those help other creative souls find this show, and they're fun to read. To leave a review, open up the Dear Creativity Let's Play podcast in your podcast player. Scroll down to the bottom and let the world know what you think!Stay Connected with AmySubscribe to the newsletter to get ideas, tips, and inspiration to get started writing and creating and bringing your creative gifts and books into the world. You'll also have access to twice-monthly co-writing sessions.Connect on Facebook or Join Amy's Facebook group for Aspiring Authors.Connect on Instagram.

Beth’s BookCast
Stories and Songs of Faith - Interview with Alexis Goring

Beth’s BookCast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 36:09


Sometimes there is just a song that moves you and connects you to a greater idea or a deeper understanding. That's what today's book is about! Finding stories and songs that impact you in a way that can change you. I loved getting to chat with author, Alexis all about food, life, music, and more! Alexis A. Goring is a passionate writer with a degree in Print Journalism and an MFA in Creative Writing. She loves the art of storytelling and hopes that her stories will connect readers with the enduring, forever love of Jesus Christ. You can find Alexis at Facebook, Instagram, or her Website. You can purchase her book Here. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bethsbookcast/support

New Books Network
Jessica Sticklor, "The Weary God of Ancient Travelers" (D.X. Varos, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 24:16


Lydia Warren has a particular kind of amnesia. She vaguely recalls arriving in Santorini with a one-armed man whom she calls David Copperfield, who takes care of her. Lydia spends her days watching the sea and the changing light, trying to remember who she is. She takes walks, befriends a kindly old antiques dealer who might have been a Nazi and a French woman who helps people remember their past lives. Bits and pieces of what might or might not have been past lives appear in brief visions. A lamp she buys from the antiques dealer reminds her of an New York apartment she once lived in, but it's the 1960's, well before she was born. Then she's visited by someone from The Hague investigating war crimes, and she learns that she has an uncle who lives like a hermit behind a monastery, also somewhere in Greece. This is a story about memory, the mysterious workings of the brain, and the human capacity for forgiveness. Jessica Sticklor earned a BA from the New School and an MFA in Creative Writing from the City University of New York. Before The Weary God of Ancient Travelers, she wrote The Beekeeper's Daughter (Bedazzled Ink Press), Betwixt and Between (IG Publishing), Nod, and the young adult Pan Chronicles Series (D.X. Varos). Her short stories have appeared in The Warwick Review, The Hawaii Pacific Review and Wasifiri, and her nonfiction has appeared in The Writer Magazine, Ms. Magazine, and Tor.com. She has worked as an editor at THe Global City Press and the The Global City Review and has taught creative writing at both high school and university level. She has published young adult fantasy under the name J.M. Stephen, lives in southern Vermont, and writes for the very local newspaper, the Deerfield Valley News. Jessica grew up in the Chicagoland area. She has lived in New York City and Southwestern Vermont. She loves skiing, hiking, Virginia Woolf and anything Icelandic. I interview authors of beautifully written literary fiction and mysteries, and try to focus on independently published novels, especially by women and others whose voices deserve more attention. If your upcoming or recently published novel might be a candidate for a podcast, please contact me via my website, gpgottlieb dot com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Literature
Jessica Sticklor, "The Weary God of Ancient Travelers" (D.X. Varos, 2021)

New Books in Literature

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 24:16


Lydia Warren has a particular kind of amnesia. She vaguely recalls arriving in Santorini with a one-armed man whom she calls David Copperfield, who takes care of her. Lydia spends her days watching the sea and the changing light, trying to remember who she is. She takes walks, befriends a kindly old antiques dealer who might have been a Nazi and a French woman who helps people remember their past lives. Bits and pieces of what might or might not have been past lives appear in brief visions. A lamp she buys from the antiques dealer reminds her of an New York apartment she once lived in, but it's the 1960's, well before she was born. Then she's visited by someone from The Hague investigating war crimes, and she learns that she has an uncle who lives like a hermit behind a monastery, also somewhere in Greece. This is a story about memory, the mysterious workings of the brain, and the human capacity for forgiveness. Jessica Sticklor earned a BA from the New School and an MFA in Creative Writing from the City University of New York. Before The Weary God of Ancient Travelers, she wrote The Beekeeper's Daughter (Bedazzled Ink Press), Betwixt and Between (IG Publishing), Nod, and the young adult Pan Chronicles Series (D.X. Varos). Her short stories have appeared in The Warwick Review, The Hawaii Pacific Review and Wasifiri, and her nonfiction has appeared in The Writer Magazine, Ms. Magazine, and Tor.com. She has worked as an editor at THe Global City Press and the The Global City Review and has taught creative writing at both high school and university level. She has published young adult fantasy under the name J.M. Stephen, lives in southern Vermont, and writes for the very local newspaper, the Deerfield Valley News. Jessica grew up in the Chicagoland area. She has lived in New York City and Southwestern Vermont. She loves skiing, hiking, Virginia Woolf and anything Icelandic. I interview authors of beautifully written literary fiction and mysteries, and try to focus on independently published novels, especially by women and others whose voices deserve more attention. If your upcoming or recently published novel might be a candidate for a podcast, please contact me via my website, gpgottlieb dot com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literature

The TufFish Show
Meet Antoinette Truglio Martin

The TufFish Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 25:35


Welcome Antoinette Truglio Martin to The TufFish Show, a place to help writers and aspiring authors get out of their own way to leave a legacy by telling the stories they want to share through writing their own books and confidently sharing them with others. The writing process can be tough and the business side can feel scary, but TufFish makes both feel smoother and achievable. Visit https://www.jennifermilius.com/tuffish to learn more. Antoinette Truglio Martin is a speech therapist and special education teacher by training but really wants to be a writer when she grows up. She has been collecting and writing stories forever. Over the years, Antoinette had been a regular columnist in local periodicals and had several essays featured in newsletters and literary reviews. Antoinette's popular children's picture book, Famous Seaweed Soup was published in 1993 (Albert Whitman Co.). Antoinette's memoir, Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer (She Writes Press 2017), chronicles her first year battling breast cancer as a wimpy patient. Becoming America's Stories (Red Penguin Books) a middle-grade historical fiction series, debut in 2020. The award-winning first book, The Heart of Bakers and Artists, takes place in 1911 and follows nine-year-old Lily Taglia, an American-born child of Sicilian immigrants, coming of age in a crowded New York City three-room Lower East Side tenement. The Dreams of Singers and Sluggers picks up where The Heart of Bakers and Artists leaves off. Lily, her family and friends reach for their dreams as new Americans. Read Becoming America's Food Stories where there are always good stories around good food. Antoinette proudly holds an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from Stony Brook/Southampton University (2016). Be sure to stop by her website and blog, Stories Served Around The Table at https://antoinettetrugliomartin.com/ to read about past and present family adventures, book happenings, and life musings. Visit www.storiesserved.com Book purchase links: The Heart of Bakers and Artists The Dreams of Singers and Sluggers Becoming America's Food Stories Hug Everyone You Know

Dead North
3: Autumn, pt. 2

Dead North

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 58:29


Horror audio theater for the spooky seasonHost: Sean DillonSupport the artists of Dead North at: https://www.patreon.com/deadnorthPOTENTIAL TRIGGERS TOPICS: Implied harm to animals, Cannibalism-----POSSIBLE BURGER (from part one - description accidentally excluded)Produced by: Special When LitWritten by: Nissa Nordland MorganFeatures: Zach Morgan as Henry MartinLauren Anderson as Possible Burger Vendor, Teen Cook, and Barn IntercomNissa Nordland Morgan as Narrator and 4-H KidSam Landman as Slicker ManKayla Dvorak Feld as The Sacred Pig and Little Girland the voices of pigs from the MN State Fair.Sound Design, Mixing and Music by Nissa Nordland MorganSpecial When Lit unapologetically pushes the boundaries of storytelling, finding a universal humanity in the weird, the extraordinary and the supernatural. We particularly enjoy using spectacle, blood and emboldened sexuality to create a visceral experience for the audience. Founder, Nissa Nordland Morgan, wrote plays The Fae and Incarnate, both performed at the Twin Cities Horror Festival. Nordland also wrote the audio horror Nisse-Natten, which was a part of Blight Christmas and received praise from the judges of the Atlanta Fringe Audio Festival. She was awarded the TC Arts Reader Critic's Choice Award and won the Theatre in the Round Venue Pick for her play Xena and Gabrielle Smash the Patriarchy. Nordland is an alum of the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre, a member of the Playwright Cabal, company member of Theatre Pro Rata, and the Artistic Director of the Twin Cities Horror Festival. This presentation explores gluttony, and the revenge of the consumed. Special When Lit asks- Do you know what (or who) you are eating? Possible Burger features the voices of pigs and sounds of the swine barn from the 2021 MN State Fair, recorded by Nordland herself.Follow Special When Lit Theatre on Facebook for updates on future projects-------WALKIESby Paper Soulwritten by J. Merrill Motzperformed by Logan Rodgersoutro music by Cherly KaCherly from the Free Music ArchiveWalkies was inspired by many many many summer afternoons spent taking two particular dogs around a particular neighborhood and noticing their particular various quirks and...warning signs.Paper Soul was founded by Motz (rhymes with boats, he/him/his) for the 2013 MN Fringe and has created several experiments in the solo performance style ever since. Motz tours these shows both in person and digitally to Fringe Festivals locally and (hopefully) across the country.If you're listening to this episode in October 2021, you have until midnight on the 31st to catch Paper Soul's latest production BRIG, a Ghost Story for Film, available as a Video-On-Demand performance, only at www.papersoul.org Special thanks to Katie Shay & Mike Heckman for letting me spend so much time with their awesome pups, Helen & Freyja.-------BEAR SAUSAGEBy Oncoming ProductionsWritten and produced by Sean DillonPerformed by Jay Kistler and Justin BetancourtOncoming Productions was founded by Sean Dillon, and has produced original dark and horror theater in the Twin Cities since 2013. Past projects have included The Deep Dark, The Last Bombardment, Geminae, holiday anthology shows Oncoming Productions Ruins Christmas, Dread the Halls, Blight Christmas, and this podcast!Keep an eye on OncomingProductions.com and/or our Facebook page for future projects.-----CALLIMARWritten and performed by Alice PaigeAudio production by Sean DillonAlice Paige is a trans woman, poet, and storyteller living in St. Paul, Mn. Her writing focuses on topics like mythology and the transformative power of queer love. Her work can be found at FreezeRay Poetry, Crabfat Magazine, Coffin Bell, VASTARIEN, Button Poetry, Write About Now, Luna Station Quarterly and Take A Stand, Art Against Hate: A Raven Chronicles Anthology. She is a Digital Pedagogical Lab Fellow and has her MFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University. ------Dead North is a production of Oncoming Productions and Hot Chocolate Media.www.oncomingproductions.comhttps://www.hotchocolatemedia.netProducers: Sean and Mallory Dillon for Oncoming Productions, Kyle Dekker and Jacob Gulliver for Hot Chocolate Media Intro/Outro/Interstitial Music: Erik OstromThe rights to individual pieces are retained by their creators, all rights reserved.Our intro/outro/interstitial music samples “Ice Breaking 01” by dheming, used under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. https://freesound.org/people/dheming/sounds/268023/Dead North is supported by listener donations, and the donations we receive are shared with our artist contributors. Please consider donating at oncomingproductions.com.Please subscribe and rate Dead North wherever you get your podcasts, to help us spread the word.We've got something special coming up for the holidays, so be sure to subscribe! Our next episodes are scheduled for release in early/mid-December. Thank you for listening.

A Moment of Your Time
312 - “Amelia, Still” by Allie Costa

A Moment of Your Time

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 2:42


Allie Costa is an actor, screenwriter, playwright, singer, and director working in film, TV, theatre, and voiceover. Her acting credits include Future Shock, 90210, Spring Awakening, You Me & Her, and Alien vs. Musical. Her scripts have been produced internationally, including the critically-acclaimed Two Girls, Mindstream, Boxes Are Magic, and Can You Keep a Secret? She's also appeared in commercials and podcasts, narrated audio books and documentaries, and lent her voice to video games and animated projects. Occasionally, she sleeps. Based in Los Angeles. Find more of Allie: IMDB: http://www.imdb.me/alliecosta YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/alliecosta Twitter: @allieacts Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/alliecosta123 Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/alliecosta/sets Website: http://www.alliecosta.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Created during a time of quarantine in the global Coronavirus pandemic, A Moment Of Your Time's mission is to provide a space for expression, collaboration, community and solidarity. In this time of isolation, we may have to be apart but let's create together.  Follow Us: Instagram | Twitter Created by CurtCo Media Concept by Jenny Curtis Theme music by Chris Porter A CurtCo Media Production See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Story Works Round Table | Conversations About Craft | Before You Can Be a Successful Author, You Have to Write a Great Story

This week on the Story Works Round Table, Alida and Robert discuss what it means to open your story in media res. When is it a good idea to start in the middle of action? How does that affect the opening of your work, character introductions, and more?  Get show notes, links, writing tips, and more at www.storyworkspodcast.com. Find Alida's writing workshops at www.storyworksfiction.com. 

Lit Service
5.20 Intro to Gothic Romance with Lyndall Clipstone

Lit Service

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 25:01


Lyndall Clipstone joins the podcast to chat about what gothic romance is and how to write it. Lyndall writes YA Gothic romance about monsters and the girls who like to kiss them. A former youth librarian, she has a Bachelors in Creative Writing and a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Management and is the author of Lakesedge. Find out more about Lyndall on her website, or you can order her book here. To check out the submission we critique go here. To find out how to support the podcast, visit us on Patreon.

Dear Creativity...Let's Play
Writing Through Grief with Novelist Piper Punches

Dear Creativity...Let's Play

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 35:38


In this episode, we discussed:How writing fiction and having conversations with characters that help yu work through challenging times in your own lifeThe importance of allowing for situations our character's lives to arise organicallyWriting about difficult situations and pain in fiction allows us to deal with and understand difficult issues from a variety of perspectivesThe importance of trusting your own writing process whether you're a planner or a discovery writer Piper's Books & Books We MentionedHer new short story, The Nice IslandThe Murder Lawyer, by Piper PunchesA Fine Balance by Rohinton MistryLucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran Meet Piper PunchesPiper Punches is the Amazon bestselling novelist of The Waiting Room, 60 Days (Missing Girl Series - Book 1), The Murder Lawyer, and the novella, Missing Girl. Her books have been read by readers across the globe and she strives to write fiction that connects. Whether she's writing a legal thriller, a family drama, or a psychological thriller, relationships are always at the center of the story. Piper believes that the more we know each other, the better chance humanity has of surviving.Connect with Piper PunchesPiper on InstagramPiper on FacebookPiper's Website Like the Podcast?Are you a subscriber? If not, I invite you to subscribe, so you'll get notified every time a new episode goes up.Click here to subscribe on iTunes.Click here to subscribe on Stitcher.And, if you're enjoying what you're hearing, I'd be super grateful if you left me a review. Those help other creative souls find this show, and they're fun to read. To leave a review, open up the podcast in your podcast player, and scroll down to the bottom where it gives you the option to review the show.Stay Connected with AmyJoin the bi-monthly cowriting/creating sessions, you can subscribe to the newsletter to get ideas, tips, and inspiration to get started creating and acting on those creative callings.Connect on FacebookConnect on LinkedIn.Connect on Instagram.

Dead Girls Talking
The Thicc and the Dead: Zombie Erotica Author Isabelle Drake

Dead Girls Talking

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 58:24


Isabelle Drake is the fiction alias of Melissa Ford Lucken. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Boston College's program at Pine Manor College and an MA in Special Education from Eastern Michigan University. She teaches creative writing and composition at Lansing Community College.

Let 'Em Speak
S03E05 LeRon Barton on stuttering, preparation, and courage

Let 'Em Speak

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 47:40


LeRon L. Barton https://www.linkedin.com/in/leron-barton-cwna-2b700b1/ is a writer from Kansas City, Missouri currently living in San Francisco, California. A graduate of Paseo Academy of Fine Arts, LeRon is the author of two books, Straight Dope: A 360 degree look into American Drug Culture and All We Really Need Is Love: Stories of Dating, Relationships, Heartbreak, and Marriage. In addition to his books, LeRon is an essayist whose topics cover racism, mass incarceration, politics, gender, and dating. These works have appeared in Black Enterprise, Salon, Harvard Business Review, The Good Men Project, Your Tango, Media Diversity, Raconteur, Elephant Journal, East Bay Times, and MoAD. LeRon is an international speaker (http://leronbarton.com) who has given three TEDx speeches and has appeared at Al Jazeera, the University of San Francisco, Navis, Speakers Who Dare, Nas Dubai, Glide Memorial Church, The City of Cupertino, Los Altos Chamber of Commerce, Square, and Defy Ventures. In his spare time, LeRon enjoys mentoring African-American youth, teaching Creative Writing at the San Francisco County Jail, and backpacking around the world. By listening to this conversation with LeRon, you'll learn about:   - Speaking with a stutter – it's not the entirety of who you are - Supporting and including speakers who have a stutter - Ableism and destigmatizing stuttering - Setting expectations - Sharing stories over data - Preparing for public speaking success and falling into the next move - The power of representation - Having fun as a public speaker LeRon's TEDx Talks: https://www.ted.com/talks/leron_barton_how_i_overcame_my_fear_of_stuttering https://www.ted.com/talks/leron_l_barton_the_power_of_sharing_your_story https://www.ted.com/talks/leron_l_barton_the_vital_importance_of_documenting_the_moment  

Artemis Speaks
Cathryn Hankla, Author

Artemis Speaks

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 33:42


Cathryn Hankla is the author of over a dozen books in three genres, the most recent of which is the memoir Lost Places: On Losing and Finding Home and poetry collections Galaxies and Great Bear. Two collections are forthcoming from Mercer University Press: Not Xanadu (2022) and Immortal Stuff (2023). After a four-decade teaching career, Cathryn Hankla recently retired from her tenure home, Hollins University's Jackson Center for Creative Writing, to write, paint, and travel.Cathryn grew up in the natural environment of Southern Appalachia, with habitats that span the Blue Ridge to the Cumberland Plateau, which is one of the most biodiverse on earth. Like her native home in the Southwest Mountains of Virginia, Cathryn explores her journey through the local landscapes with incredible insights, always questing for answers, weaving an elegant, philosophical collection of essays, prose, and novels. http://www.cathrynhankla.com

The Creative Nonfiction Podcast with Brendan O'Meara
Episode 283: Freelancing, Abundant Mindsets, and Writing from a Place of Anger with Jen A. Miller

The Creative Nonfiction Podcast with Brendan O'Meara

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 55:22


Jen A. Miller returns after a near-five-year absence from the show to talk about her new e-book about supercharging your freelance career. She's @byJenAMiller on Twitter. Sponsor love: West Virginia Wesleyan College's MFA in Creative Writing and Casualty of Words, a writing podcast for people in a hurry. Social: @CNFPod Patreon: patreon.com/cnfpod Newsletter and show notes: brendanomeara.com

F***ing Shakespeare
AWP21 Episode—Craig Santos Perez (Day 3, Episode 2)

F***ing Shakespeare

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 20:28


Craig Santos Perez is a native Chamoru from the Pacific Island of Guam. He is the co-founder of Ala Press, and the author of three collections of poetry, most recently, Habitat Threshold. He's the recipient of many prizes, including the 2011 PEN Center USA Literary Award. An assistant professor of English at the University of Hawai'i, Manoa, Santos Perez teaches Pacific literature and directs the Creative Writing program there. Also, shout-out to his gorgeous blog.In this episode, we chat with Craig about his most recent poetry collection, published at the very beginning of the pandemic, which has as its core climate activism and anxieties about the future of the planet his daughters are inheriting. Perez gives his readers great insight into the connection between humans and their environments. In this collection, Perez uses what he coined as ‘recycled form'—taking the form of older poems and inserting his own content into it. Perez's Works:HachaSainaGuma'LukaoUndercurrent by Craig Santos Perez and Brandy Nālani McDougallCrosscurrentHonorable Mentions:Pablo Neruda's Sonnet 17Wallace Stevens's 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird William Carlos Williams's This Is Just To Say

Indoor Voices
Episode 65: Michelle Valladares on CCNY's unique creative writing program

Indoor Voices

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 58:28


Michelle Valladares, Director of the MFA in Creative Program and Lecturer in English at City College, talks with Kathleen about the program, its providential Harlem location, and why it's seeing an unprecedented number of enrollments.

Write Or Die Podcast
S4 E6: Alex Aster & Cursed Islands Are My Brand

Write Or Die Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 79:39


Claribel and Kat answer a listener's question about publishing events, what it's like to organize events like DVPit/DVCon, and some tips about attending events. Then they chat with Alex Aster about her author journey, discuss going viral on TikTok and whether it's worthwhile for authors to join. Plus Alex gives us some Authortok tips! ALEX'S BIO: Alex Aster is an author and graduate of The University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing. The Emblem Island series is inspired by the Latin American myths her Colombian grandmother told her as a child before bedtime. • FOLLOW : website | TikTok • BUY Curse of the Night Witch • ADD Lightlark on Goodreads • FOLLOW CLARIBEL: Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | TikTok • www.claribelortega.com • Check out all of Claribel's books • PRE-ORDER Witchlings (Feb 2022, Scholastic) • FOLLOW KAT: Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | TikTok • www.katchowrites.com • PRE-ORDER Once Upon a K-Prom (May 2022, Disney) • Check out Kat's Books • FOLLOW WRITE OR DIE: Twitter | Instagram • Write or Die Episodes • Join our WorDie community! • Learn more about Write or Die --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/writeordiepodcast/support

Saturday Mornings with Joy Keys
Joy Keys chats with Marita Golden about The Strong Black Woman

Saturday Mornings with Joy Keys

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 28:00


Marita Golden attended public schools in Washington, D.C. and graduated from American University and the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. She has been a faculty member in the MFA Creative Writing Programs at George Mason University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the MA Program in Creative Writing at Johns Hopkins University and a Writer-in-Residence at the University of the District of Columbia and Prince George's Community College. She has lectured and taught internationally, at universities in Israel, Turkey, and Spain. Her many awards include the Barnes and Noble Writers for Writers Award presented by Poets and Writers, Distinguished Service Award from the Authors Guild, Maryland Author Award from the Association of Maryland Librarians, Award for Fiction from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and induction into the International Literary Hall of Fame of Writers of African Descent at the Gwendolyn Brooks Center at Chicago State University. The Strong Black Woman Syndrome. For generations, in response to systemic racism, Black women and African American culture created the persona of the Strong Black Woman, a woman who, motivated by service and sacrifice, handles, manages, and overcomes any problem, any obstacle.  The syndrome calls on Black women to be the problem-solvers and chief caretakers for everyone in their lives―never buckling, never feeling vulnerable, and never bothering with their pain.

Bookreporter Talks To
Stephanie Land: Maid

Bookreporter Talks To

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 45:28


Stephanie Land is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive, which is now a successful Netflix series. Carol Fitzgerald had the pleasure of interviewing Stephanie in two pre-publication interviews in 2019, when Maid was selected as a Bookreporter Bets On Selection. Netflix recently released a brilliant 10-part series called Maid with Margaret Qualley based on the book, which is back on the bestseller list. Before the book, Stephanie Land wrote a piece on Vox that went viral, and that led literary agents to ask for book on the topic. She discusses her meetings with the producers and writers of the Netflix show, where she shared both memories and photos, and she talks about scenes that still resonate with her. Stephanie and Carol talk about elements that enhanced the show that weren't in the book. They catch up on where she is now in life and what she's writing next. Books discussed in this episode: Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land https://www.bookreporter.com/reviews/maid-hard-work-low-pay-and-a-mothers-will-to-survive Watch the Netflix show: https://www.netflix.com/title/81166770 More Bookreporter Talks To: You Belong Here Now: https://youtu.be/WrWalnHCZ64 The Night She Disappeared: https://youtu.be/053PmMGI1wk Last Girl Ghosted: https://youtu.be/rv8j5gSQXFQ Check out our Bookaccino Book Club live events! Julie Clark: https://youtu.be/8AjJHRttMpU William Kent Krueger: https://youtu.be/dX-mHWLmv5k Sign up for the weekly Bookreporter.com newsletter here: http://tbrnetwork.com/newsletters/bookreporter-weekly-newsletter-subscribe FOLLOW US Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bookreporter Website: https://www.bookreporter.com Photography Credit: Greg Fitzgerald

Three Song Stories
Episode 188 - Patrick Pereira

Three Song Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 80:55


Patrick Pereira is a student at FGCU majoring in Journalism with a minor in Creative Writing. He is a reporter for ENTV and Co-host of Razzle Dazzle. He also currently works as a production assistant at WINK News, a helping hand for his parents remodeling company, and a freelance model.

F***ing Shakespeare
AWP21 Episode—Farid Matuk (Day 3, Episode 1)

F***ing Shakespeare

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 26:35


Farid Matuk's poetry, essays, and translations from Spanish appear in a wide range of publications and anthologies. He is the author of the poetry collection, This Isa Nice Neighborhood (Letter Machine), several chapbooks including My Daughter La Chola (Ahsahta), and The Real Horse (2018). He teaches in the MFA program at University of Arizona, where he is poetry editor for Fence, and serves on the editorial board for the book series Research in Creative Writing at Bloomsbury. In this episode, we talk about Matuk's newest collection of poetry, The Real Horse, and his intention behind not using punctuation throughout the book. Matuk passes on life-changing writing advice that he received about filling the negative space of a page and writing into the “weaving of self and other that's always around us.” During his time as a professor at the University of Arizona, he was able to publish his poetry with the university press there. That's also where he experienced, for the first time, the helpful process of the blind peer review. As we spoke about Matuk's work at Fence, the phrase “mutual entanglement” came up to describe the work being done there. Matuk leaves us with the question, “Which phrases and ways of naming the world that feel really powerful today will end up with quotation marks around them?”Honorable Mentions:University of Arizona PressFenceFence founder and editor, Rebecca WolffVisual Artist, Nancy Friedemann-Sanchez and her paintings of lace.Poet, Jorie GrahamPoet, John Ashbery

What You're Craving
A Food Writer's Journey of Harmonizing Her Love of Food and Her Raging Eating Disorder: A Conversation with Hannah Howard

What You're Craving

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 41:10


I'm so excited to share with you today's guest on What You're Craving- Hannah Howard. She is an amazing author who is able to encapsulate the trials, tribulations, heartbreak and glory of having and recovering from an eating disorder. Hannah and I dish about her new book, “Plenty” and her first book, “Feast” - both of which I devoured, pun intended. Hannah talks all about recovering from an eating disorder while working in the food industry, her surprise in finding out how common it is for people in the food industry to live a double life with their eating disorder, and how she learned to find peace and form a new experience of life through renegotiating her relationship with food. We get into the importance of tuning into what we're feeling, breaking up with dieting, and acknowledging mess-ups as an inevitable part of the process. This is seriously a conversation you do not want to miss.   Hannah Howard is a writer and food expert who spent her formative years in New York eating, drinking, serving, bartending, cooking on a line, flipping giant wheels of cheese, and managing restaurants. Her memoir, Feast: True Love in and Out of the Kitchen, debuted as Amazon's #1 bestselling memoir in 2018, and she has recently released her new book Plenty: A Memoir of Food & Family.    Hannah has a BA from Columbia University in Creative Writing and Anthropology and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the Bennington Writing Seminars. Her work has been featured in New York Magazine, VICE, SELF, mic Thrillist, Serious Eats, Bust, refinery29, Salon, and the Chicago Review of Books.    Grab your copy of Hannah's new book Plenty here! You can also find out more and by following Hannah on Instagram and checking out her other book Feast here. I'm obsessed with knowing all about you, so please follow (and DM!) me on Instagram and Facebook and find more on my website. We're in this together and the journey is going to be so awesome. Produced by Dear Media

The Talking Book Podcast
Imagine a Death With Janice Lee

The Talking Book Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 14:55


https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781680032550/imagine-a-death/ In the face of a slow but impending apocalypse, what binds three seemingly divergent lives (a writer, a photographer, an old man), isn't the commonality of a perceived future death, but the layered and complex fabric of how loss, abuse, trauma, and death have shaped their pasts, and how these pasts continue to haunt their present moments, a moment in which time seems to be running out. JANICE LEE is a Korean-American writer, editor, publisher, and shamanic healer. She is the author of seven books of fiction, creative nonfiction & poetry. She is Founder & Executive Editor of Entropy, Co-Publisher at Civil Coping Mechanisms, Contributing Editor at Fanzine, and Co-Founder of The Accomplices LLC. She currently lives in Portland, OR where she is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Portland State University.

Breaking Trail
Letting Go with Celeste Mergens

Breaking Trail

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 47:07


This is a story about not letting our circumstances define who we are. If today's guest can do that, we can do it. She is not paying it forward. She came from a place of extreme poverty to start this global nonprofit Days for Girls International. Celeste Mergens is the founder and CEO of Days for Girls. She has led the organization since its beginning in 2008, driven by twenty years of nonprofit and business management experience. She holds a Master's Degree in Creative Writing and Literature and audited a second in Global Sustainable Development. Days for Girls is a two-time Girl Effect Champion, won the SEED award for gender equity and entrepreneurship, and was named by the Huffington Post as a ‘Next Ten' Organization poised to change the world in the next decade, and won the 2020 ORG of the year award. Celeste has been featured in Oprah's O Magazine, Forbes, and Stanford Social Innovation Review. She was awarded the 2017 AARP Purpose Prize Award, named Conscious Company Global Impact Entrepreneur Top Ten Women in 2018, 2019 Global Washington Global Hero, and Women's Economic Forum's Woman of the Decade. She is married to her best friend Don and has six children and 15 grandchildren and was named 2015 American Mother of the Year for Washington State. Also, today is International Day of the Girl – Donate with matching funds with a goal to reach 50,000 girls. Go there now and support a girl – $10 How an idea in the middle of the night gave her profound purpose. Why washable feminine hygiene is so important. 2015 – Nepal – one of the five things they asked for urgently was washable menstrual solutions How to get an idea off the ground. We are not our circumstances. It's our response that matters. So, with that, let's listen in and gear up for what's next. Where to find Celeste and other links: ​​daysforgirls.org Instagram BEFORE YOU LEAVE - If you are enjoying the shows, I hope you'll subscribe, rate, review and share with your friends!   About Lisa Gerber: Lisa advises CEOs and senior-level management on how to use the power of storytelling and effective communication to influence action and bring ideas to life.   She guides companies through the digital maze of constantly changing tools to build discovery, loyalty, and ultimately help them achieve their own big leaps.   When she is not in her office, she might be out skiing or trail running. This is where she does her best creative problem-solving.   To learn more about booking Lisa for consulting, speaking or workshops, visit www.bigleapcreative.com.

Poetry Unbound
Tishani Doshi — Species

Poetry Unbound

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 15:27


In a fantastical poem about the future, Tishani Doshi explores the present. She imagines a future where agriculture, forestry, and cultivation are things of the past, distant memories learned by humans existing on other planets, or on intergalactic spaceships. That distant future is reflecting on how it should have learned from the grass, abundant, generous, sustainable. This poem of dystopian magic-realism is more real than magic, offering advice on thriving, while noting the knife-edge of self-destruction so familiar to human behavior.Tishani Doshi was born in the city formerly known as Madras in 1975. She has published seven books of poetry and fiction. Her essays, poems and short stories have been widely anthologized. She is Visiting Associate Professor of Practice, Literature and Creative Writing at New York University, Abu Dhabi.Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org.

The Douglas Coleman Show
The Douglas Coleman Show w_ Mark Leslie Lefebvre and Nguyen Phan Que Mai

The Douglas Coleman Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 48:45


Mark Leslie Lefebvre's first short story appeared in print in 1992, the same year he started working in the book industry.He has published more than twenty-five books under the name Mark Leslie that include thrillers and fiction (Evasion, A Canadian Werewolf in New York, One Hand Screaming), paranormal non-fiction (Haunted Hospitals, Spooky Sudbury, Tomes of Terror) and anthologies (Campus Chills, Tesseracts Sixteen, Obsessions). Under his full name he writes books to help authors navigate publishing. And they include The 7 P's of Publishing Success and An Author's Guide to Working with Libraries and Bookstores.His industry experience includes President of the Canadian Booksellers Association, Board Member of BookNet Canada, Director of Author Relations and Self-Publishing for Rakuten Kobo, Director of Business Development for Draft2Digital and Professional Advisor for Sheridan College's Creative Writing and Publishing Honours Program.Mark lives in Waterloo, Ontario and can be found online at http://markleslie.ca/Dr Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai is an award-winning Vietnamese writer and journalist. She is the author of eleven books of poetry, short fiction and non-fiction. Her books in Vietnamese has received the 2010 Poetry of the Year Award from the Hanoi Writers Association, the Capital's Literature & Arts Award, and First Prize in the Poetry Competition celebrating 1,000 Years of Hanoi. Her debut novel and first book in English, THE MOUNTAINS SING, is an International Bestseller, Finalist of the 2021 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Winner of the 2020 BookBrowse Best Debut Award, Winner of the Blogger's Book Prize 2021, Winner of the 2021 International Book Awards, Winner of the 2021 PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award, and Winner of the 2020 Lannan Literary Award Fellowship for "a work of exceptional quality" and for "contribution to peace and reconciliation".https://nguyenphanquemai.com/The Douglas Coleman Show now offers audio and video promotional packages for music artists as well as video promotional packages for authors. Please see our website for complete details. http://douglascolemanshow.comIf you have a comment about this episode or any other, please click the link below.https://ratethispodcast.com/douglascolemanshow

In Our Time
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

In Our Time

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 49:33


Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Anne Bronte's second novel, published in 1848, which is now celebrated alongside those of her sisters but which Charlotte Bronte tried to suppress as a 'mistake'. It examines the life of Helen, who has escaped her abusive husband Arthur Huntingdon with their son to live at Wildfell Hall as a widow under the alias 'Mrs Graham', and it exposes the men in her husband's circle who gave her no choice but to flee. Early critics attacked the novel as coarse, as misrepresenting male behaviour, and as something no woman or girl should ever read; soon after Anne's death, Charlotte suggested the publisher should lose it for good. In recent decades, though, its reputation has climbed and it now sits with Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights as one of the great novels by the Bronte sisters. The image above shows Tara Fitzgerald as Helen Graham in a 1996 BBC adaptation. With Alexandra Lewis Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at the University of Newcastle (Australia) Marianne Thormählen Professor Emerita in English Studies, Lund University And John Bowen Professor of Nineteenth Century Literature at the University of York Producer: Simon Tillotson

In Our Time: Culture
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

In Our Time: Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 49:33


Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Anne Bronte's second novel, published in 1848, which is now celebrated alongside those of her sisters but which Charlotte Bronte tried to suppress as a 'mistake'. It examines the life of Helen, who has escaped her abusive husband Arthur Huntingdon with their son to live at Wildfell Hall as a widow under the alias 'Mrs Graham', and it exposes the men in her husband's circle who gave her no choice but to flee. Early critics attacked the novel as coarse, as misrepresenting male behaviour, and as something no woman or girl should ever read; soon after Anne's death, Charlotte suggested the publisher should lose it for good. In recent decades, though, its reputation has climbed and it now sits with Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights as one of the great novels by the Bronte sisters. The image above shows Tara Fitzgerald as Helen Graham in a 1996 BBC adaptation. With Alexandra Lewis Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at the University of Newcastle (Australia) Marianne Thormählen Professor Emerita in English Studies, Lund University And John Bowen Professor of Nineteenth Century Literature at the University of York Producer: Simon Tillotson