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?
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Episode 31: Take Me Into Your World
Writing Class Radio is a podcast that brings you true, personal 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.
In this episode, Allison and Andrea are talking about worlds again because Andrea got so excited by Nilsa’s story in Episode 29, where she brought us into the world of the hearing impaired. In class Andrea had us make a list of the worlds we live in. Then she said, “Pick one and take us into that world.”
Allison wrote: single mom, tennis player, online dater, windsurfer, gym rat, health nut, tighty-whitey. Andrea wrote: mom, daughter, younger sibling, gemini, Miamian, bike rider, curly haired person, lesbian, softball lesbian. She tried to get as specific as possible. When she hit on softball lesbian, she decided to explore that world.
The first story is by student Viccy Simon who takes us into her world of a minyan, which is a ten person Jewish prayer group. Then Andrea tells her story, Softball Lesbian.
Thank you for listening to Writing Class Radio. If you want to hear your story on the show, 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 Ari Herstand. Additional music by Dr. Turtle, Jason Shaw, Dave Deppe 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. Sanibel is a four-day writing party for students at all levels. The Sanibel Island Writers Conference is November 2 - 5, 2017. Be there!
Study the stories we study and listen to our craft-talks.
There’s no better way to understand ourselves and each other, than by writing and sharing our stories. Everyone has a
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