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 30: How to Write Your True Story with Joyce Maynard
Writing Class Radio is a podcast that brings you true stories written in an actual memoir writing class and ideas about how to write your own stories.
Student Allison Langer loves the process of pouring her heart out on paper then reading it out loud. She’s all heart. Teacher Andrea Askowitz loves tearing our stories apart. She asks, “What is this story about?” and then helps to find the answer. She’s loves the craft, the art.
This podcast is equal parts heart and art.
The format for this episode is a little different. Today we’re bringing you a guest teacher, because we think it’s smart to get different perspectives.
Joyce Maynard is one of Andrea’s favorite teachers in the world. Joyce has 17 books and has been writing for 50 years. She started when since she was 13.
Andrea asked Joyce to read and deconstruct her essay, Letting it Fly which was originally published in 1997 in the New York Times Lives Column.
In the interview, Joyce explains what goes into writing a great story and tells us her secrets to making a good essay great.
Thank you for listening to Writing Class Radio. If you want to hear your story on the show, enter our writing contest. Here’s the prompt: Write about something you don’t understand. Deadline is May 31, 2017. If you don’t want to participate in our writing contest but still want a prompt, pick one of our website daily prompts or follow us on twitter (@wrtgclassradio).
If you have a business or a startup and need help telling your story. Andrea will come to your office and teach all your employees how to better articulate why they do what they do. Do it! stories sell. Allison will come to your retreat and help guests write through their shit so they can live free and happier.
Writing Class Radio is produced by Virginia lora, Allison Langer and Andrea Askowitz. Theme music by Daniel Correa. Additional music by Andy G. Cohen and Podington Bear.
Writing Class Radio is sponsored by and recorded at the University of Miami School of Communication. This episode is sponsored by the Sanibel Island Writers Conference. Andrea spoke to director Tom DeMarchi. Twelve years ago he started this conference sort of like a first draft of a story. He just went for it. Twelve years and twelve drafts later, Tom has a kick-ass conference.The Sanibel Island Writers Conference is November 2 - 5, 2017. Be there!
Study the stories we study and listen to our craft-talks. Now there’s one with Joyce Maynard.
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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