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Mar 29, 2021

In this episode of the Chicago Writers Podcast, Julie Halpern, author, and Matthew Cordell, author and illustrator, discuss meeting via zines, creating great picture books, writing a novel through letters, seeking inspiration from childhood, and winning a Caldecott.
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Feb 22, 2021

In this episode of the Chicago Writers Podcast, author Dipika Mukherjee discusses research, dealing with controversial topics, universal stories, avoiding preachiness, starting with character, Southeast Asian literature, and writing on a dare.

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Jan 25, 2021

In this episode, author Jac Jemc discusses her path to publication, writing short stories, working in bookstores, picking a small press, taking risks with short form pieces, finding a schedule, and the importance of reading.
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Dec 27, 2020

Adam Morgan, Founder of the Chicago Review of Books, and Todd Van Luling, Incoming Editor-in-Chief, on writing great book reviews, bylines, getting started with cultural criticism, and how good can be better than perfect.
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Nov 29, 2020

In this special live episode, StoryStudio's Jen Coffeen and I talk with author Michael Zapata about exiles, finding inspiration in oral and Latin American traditions, writing books within books, publishing unconventional work, and throwing a manuscript into a volcano.