writing class radio
About This Show
Writing Class Radio is for people who love stories and who get inspired by hearing other people tell their stories and who wants to learn a little bit about how to write their own stories. You'll hear students write their way to the truth. And you'll hear students trying to deal as we follow them outside of class and into their real lives. Plus you'll hear all the juicy stuff that happens in writing class---resistance, crying, break-throughs, connection. There's no better way to understand ourselves and each other than by writing and telling our stories. Everyone has a story. What's yours?
Most Recent Episode
Episode 24: A Time I FUCKED Up
This is the prompt we threw out to listeners for our first annual writing contest. Listeners wrote in with lots of crazy and sad and funny stories. One of our winners was Melissa Vincel, who wrote an essay that stood out for its simplicity, clarity, and subject matter. Instead of the all-too-common story about the jilted lover, Melissa was the jilter. Plus, she answered our teacher, Andrea Askowitz’s, three most important questions. What has the author come to say? Why is she writing this now? And how has she changed?
In this episode, Melissa reads her essay then speaks with host and student, Allison Langer, about the details that were impossible to include in 1,200 words or fewer...but details we were all dying to know.
The subject of sexuality, specifically homosexuality, is discussed from the viewpoint of a confused teenager and then reflected upon as a heterosexual adult almost twenty years later.
Thank you for listening to Writing Class Radio. We hope you enjoyed hearing from one of our listeners. Look out for our next contest, the prompt has not yet been revealed. If you’d like to participate in one of our workshops, visit our website. If you’d like to participate now, here’s the prompt for this episode: Write about a person from your past who has changed you. Write for 10 minutes, record what you wrote into the voice memo of your phone and send it to us at email@example.com. Your response could air on this podcast.
Writing Class Radio is sponsored by and recorded at the University of Miami School of Communication. This episode of Writing Class Radio was produced by Andrea Askowitz, Virginia Lora and Allison Langer. Theme music by Daniel Correa.
There’s more writing class on our website writingclassradio.com. Tweet at us @wrtgclassradio.
There’s no better way to understand ourselves and each other, than by writing and sharing our stories. Everyone has a story. What’s yours?
Rated 5 out of
Funny, smart and creative
if you like storytelling you'll love this show. Andrea Askowitz is a funny woman. The show follows the students and their stories they write while in Andrea's writing class
Date published: 2015-11-19