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 42: Secret Pleasures, Who Are We to Judge?
Writing Class Radio is a podcast where you hear true personal stories from the students in our class and learn a little about how to write your own stories. Writing Class Radio is equal parts heart and art. By heart we mean the truth in a story. By art we mean the craft of writing. No matter what’s going on in our lives, writing class is where we tell the truth. It’s where we work out our shit, and figure out who we are. There’s no place in the world like writing class. And we want to bring you in.
On this episode, we’re talking about secret pleasures, with a twist. We’re bringing you the winner of our writing contest. We gave the prompt: Secret Pleasure and we got some good ones. Our winner, Erika Flynn from New York City is a professional mistress. She tells us how SHE is the secret pleasure. Lia Seirotti, a student in our class, tells a story called Ball and Chain, about her own secret pleasure.
Both stories bring up the issue of fidelity. In writing class, we do our best to talk about the strength of the writing and leave the moralizing to our religious brethren. But in the case of these two stories, we think everyone’s going to have an opinion, so we give ours. This is the price of storytelling. We think it’s worth the price.
Writing Class Radio is co-hosted by student Allison Langer (www.allisonlanger.com) and teacher Andrea Askowitz (www.andreaaskowitz.com).
Writing Class Radio is produced by Virginia Lora, Misha Mehrel, Andrea Askowitz and Allison Langer. We are sponsored by and recorded at the University of Miami School of Communication.
Theme music by Ari Herstand. Additional music by Dee Yan-Key, Lobo Loco, and Podington Bear. You can find all our music on our website.
There’s more writing class on our website (www.writingclassradio.com), twitter (@wrtgclassradio) and Facebook. Coming soon, Andrea and Allison are bringing you videos on how to tell your stories. Keep your eyes on our website for more. And for those who like a schedude, look for a new podcast episode on the first Wednesday of every month.
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?
Episodes of This Show
Dec 10, 2017
Nov 20, 2017
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