First, Dave Fettig and Adrian S Potter discuss Potter’s new poetry collection, Everything Wrong Feels Right, plus setting in writing, Potter’s scientific background, his writing process, and more.
Next, Annie Harvieux and Tiffany McDaniel use McDaniel’s latest novel, Betty, as a means to look at telling family stories through creative writing, the challenges of bringing true stories of child abuse to light, and how Cherokee versus white Christian traditions of gender dynamics play out in the novel’s multiracial family.
First, Josh is joined by Michael Amram, and they get political while discussing Amram’s new book Vote for America, covering the United States electoral system, its history, its flaws, and the overall limits of American democracy.
In the second half of the hour, Annie and Carolyn Holbrook dive into what makes a teacher that will inspire the next generation, anti-Blackness and class shaming in America, cultivating a creative practice in the face of serious depression, and combining creativity with community.
On tonight’s show, Josh interviews Harold Holzer about his latest work of nonfiction, Presidents vs. the Press.
In the second half, Annie talks to Vanessa Veselka about her new novel, The Great Offshore Grounds, and its treatment of income and healthcare inequality issues.
This is the second week of Write On! Radio’s exciting new collaboration with the Autoptic graphic arts festival. Autoptic is a Twin Cities based arts festival focusing on comics, zines, and print media, and this fall on KFAI, Write On Radio is collaborating with the Autoptic team and the Gutter Boys podcast to present interviews with some of Autoptic’s most exciting guests as a limited series. We want to thank Pete Faecke and the Autoptic board for making this possible.
Pete Faecke, local cartoonist and Autoptic organizer, interviews Madeline McGrane, graphic novelist and cartoonist who has worked for Marvel Comics, Disney Publishing, and CollegeHumor, and is currently working on a graphic novel for HarperCollins.
This fall on KFAI, Write On Radio is collaborating with the Autoptic Art Festival team and the Gutter Boys podcast to present interviews with some of Autoptic’s most exciting comics-author guests as a limited series, for the whole community to hear.
In this episode, Sean Knickerbocker of Rust Belt interviews Rumi Hara, Ignatz-nominated and MoCCA Arts Festival Award-winning cartoonist behind the Nori series.
Liz talks with Barney Scout Mann, author of Journeys North: The Pacific Crest Trail. Legendary trail angel, thru hiker, and former PCTA board member, Barney Scout Mann spins a compelling tale of six hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2007 as they walk from Mexico to Canada.
In the last part of our show, Josh speaks with Nathaniel Hicklin about his short-story collection The Adventures of Israel St. James. Follow Israel’s never-ending journey through the 19th and 20th Centuries in this complete collection of his short fiction. He’ll be rubbing shoulders with Nikola Tesla, battling rogue Pinkerton Agents in Chicago and picnicking on the Moon.
Dave talks with Wang Ping about her recently released poetry collection My Name is Immigrant. This book of poetry is a song for the plight and pride of immigrants around the globe.
Then, Ian speaks with Peter Geye about his forthcoming novel Northernmost. Braiding together two remarkable stories of love and survival, Northernmost celebrates the remarkable ability of humans to endure nearly unimaginable trials.