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Your place to hear the latest fiction and poetry from America's creative writers. Tune in every Tuesday for brand-new short stories, poetry, and fiction you'll ONLY find on Creative Writing Outloud.
Every week you're invited to download a new episode of narrated fiction and poetry to spark your imagination and creativity. Are you a fan of audio books? Then this podcast is a great way to get the same experience while simultaneously exposing yourself to new work from great authors and poets across America - some of whom you might not yet have heard about.
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Most Recent Episode
CWO Episode 26: The End by Nichole Hallberg | Fiction (2016)
Dec 5 16
Mental illness affects about 1 in 4 adults in America...Yet it is still an issue few discuss openly. It's certainly not common dinner table conversation material. Maybe it's because most mental illnesses seem invisible, only manifesting in our behaviors and thoughts.
One author aims to reduce the stigma around mental illness
In "The End", we enter the mind of a character suffering from the ups and downs of bipolar disorder.
Nichole Hallberg has been secretly writing about her battle with mental illness for most of her life. And since she went public about it, she has used her writing as a tool to decrease the stigma around the common problem in America. One story at a time, it is working.
Nichole Hallberg has published her work on TheMighty.com and on an international Bipolar website. She lives in Southern California with her fiancee and dog. She blogs at thatgirlinbklyn.wordpress.com. And you can follow her on Twitter @nickel_press
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