Posts Tagged ‘interview’

WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 22: MEGAN PRAZ AND MOLL GREEN

Space Heroines of El Andoo

Megan Praz and Moll Green have been collaborating as an artist/writer duo for years–first on the ultimate frisbee webcomic, Contested Strip, and followed by the sci-fi space opera pseudo-parody, Space Heroines of El-Andoo. They continue to work on both series, and took time out of working together (and on their individual projects) to sit down with…

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Writers’ Block Live! with Andrew Wessels and Fisayo Adeyeye

This episode of Writers’ Block Live! was recorded October 21, 2017 in celebration of the book release of Cradles by Fisayo Adeyeye. He and Andrew Wessels read to a packed house at the 1888 Center, and were interview by Julianne Berokoff. Fisayo Adeyeye is an MFA candidate at San Francisco State University. He is the former Poetry Editor…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 19: VICTORIA CHANG

Barbie Chang

Today’s guest is Victoria Chang! Awhile back, Victoria stopped by Mike’s house and the two sat on the living room floor for some reason and chatted about why Victoria doesn’t like doing readings, the benefits of a writer keeping a day job, and why she’s drawn to poetry “projects.” If you’re in the Southern California…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 18: ANNA LEAHY

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Anna Leahy is a poet, nonfiction writer, and professor. She is the author of the nonfiction book Tumor, and co-author of Conversing with Cancer, Generation Space, and What We Talk about When We Talk about Creative Writing. Her poetry collections are Aperture and Constituents of Matter. Her essays won the top prizes from Ninth Letter…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 15: CAROLYN FORCHE

Carolyn Forche

Mike got to sit down with Chapman Presidential Fellow and living legend  Carolyn Forche! Carolyn Forche is a poet, editor, translator, human rights activist, professor, and all around badass. Her poetry collections include Blue Hour, The Angel of History, The Country Between Us, Gathering the Tribes, and the forthcoming, In the Lateness of the World.…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 12: Ada Limón

Continuing guests from Chapman University’s Tabula Poetica reading series, Ada Limón stops by Writers’ Block to read from her collection Bright Dead Things, as well as sneak peeks of her upcoming book. She and Mike talk about reoccurring themes in her work, what it means for a poem to know that it’s a poem, and the…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 10: STEVIE TALKS

In the final Chapman Radio* flashback episode, Mike talks to local Orange County musician (and provider of Writers’ Block music) Stevie Talks. Stevie has toured the country with various bands, and now focuses on his solo career, while going back to schools to get his degree in Economics. The two talk about the ups and…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 9: ERIC MORAGO

Eric Morago

In another Chapman Radio flashback episode, Mike talks to LA-based poet Eric Morago about performance, persona, and why superheroes often show up in his work (Eric also gives an inspiration shoutout ti previous guest Nancy Woo!). Eric reads work from What We Ache For and from his most recent collection Feasting on Sky. Since recording…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 8: JULIA WALTON

Julia Walton

This week Mike talks to author Julia Walton about her debut young adult novel, “Words on Bathroom Walls.” The novel follows Adam, a high schooler with schizophrenia as he navigates the pitfalls of high school. Julia shares her journey as a writer with a depressing detour into the cubicle-filled word of insurance, and how becoming…

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