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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.
Chicago Review of Books
Adam Morgan on Twitter

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.

Oct 25, 2020

In this episode we talk with Adam Shafer, author, and Emily Victorson, editor and publisher, about small presses, historical fiction, finding a home for your manuscript, and Allium Press rescuing Chicago from Capone. 
Adam Shafer can be found at and Alium Press can be found at

Sep 27, 2020

In this episode, we talk with Suzy Takacs, founder of the Book Cellar, about indie bookstores, choosing what to sell, how authors can work with their local shops, deciding what stays on the shelf, and how to have a great launch event.

You can find the Book Cellar and information about their online events at...

Aug 30, 2020

In this episode, we talk with Ian Belknap, performer and essayist, on compelling yourself to write, founding Write Club, why you should speak your work aloud, respecting time, finding humor in the darkness, and being kind to yourself

You can find Ian Belknap online at and on Twitter @writeclubrules