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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This episode of Writing Class Radio is dedicated to everyone who’s dealing with some kind of natural disaster. For us in Florida, the last two weeks have been all consuming and also terrifying. Our hearts go out to those who got hit a lot harder than we did. We love that we have this podcast to come back to and we feel so much love and appreciation for you, our listeners. Thank you for listening.
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 (www.allisonlanger.com) loves the process of pouring her heart out on paper then reading it out loud. She’s all heart. Teacher Andrea Askowitz (www.andreaaskowitz.com) loves tearing 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.
Today’s episode is about character, the things that make you you. We have a special guest, the author, Tiphanie Yanique who’s won tons of awards including the 2016 Bocas Prize in Caribbean Poetry, the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35, a Pushcart Prize, and a Fulbright Scholarship.
Tiphanie says character is the most important element in storytelling and lays out the ways character is created including how you look, your past experiences, belief systems, cultural background, religion, and what you inherit from your parents.
In order to write well about your character, in a way that’s truly believable, you have to know yourself really well.
You will hear student Nicki Post tell a story about her fears regarding what she may or may not inherit from her father. Plus, student Tobi Ash tells a story that reveals how culture and religion informed her character.
You’ll also hear quick responses to the prompt: No One Would Ever Marry Me Because... by student Nilsa Rivera and student and producer Virginia Lora.
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 (http://com.miami.edu/). This episode is sponsored by the Sanibel Island Writers Conference. (https://www2.fgcu.edu/siwc/) Nov 2-5 2017.
Announcement: Our fall writing contest is officially on! The prompt is Secret Pleasure. Details on our website. ALSO Make writing a daily practice. We have a growing community of listeners
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