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Jul 26, 2021

Sheree L. Greer, author, discusses writing mom an apology poem, MFA programs, becoming a writer, Chicago winters, building a community, the personal essay, journaling, going outside your comfort zone, writing for art instead of function, and starting out with submissions.
 
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Jun 28, 2021

Megan Stielstra, Author, discusses finding courage with oral storytelling, discovering a theme, inviting people to your practice, exercises for generating personal essay material, asking books specific questions, and disregarding MLA style.
 
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May 31, 2021

In this episode, Sahar Mustafah discusses her journey to becoming an author, being a pandemic debut, the querying process, writing at 4am, novel vs short story revisions, advice for authors leading workshops for the first time, working on mutliple projects, and taking risks like a teenager.
 
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Apr 26, 2021

In this episode, Jill Pollack, founder of the Stories Matter Foundation, talks about the creation of StoryStudio Chicago, how to build your own writing community, balancing business and creativity, teaching writing, and keeping your own counsel.
 
Jill Pollack can be found online at
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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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