Designing a Writer’s Retreat

For your writing enrichment this summer, listen to podcasts at Writers and Company and KCRW’s Bookworm. Subscribe to CRWROPPS Yahoo list-serve for writing markets, residencies, and job posts, or Duotrope and set up a Submittable account. Nita Sweeney’s email list Write Now Newsletter provides comprehensive information on writing events in Columbus, Ohio, and be sure…

Writing Spiritual Memoir

The temptation while writing spiritual memoir is to focus only on the moment of transformation. This talk explores how the dark night of the soul is as important in spiritual memoir as the healing or resurrection experience. The second of two workshops given by Cynthia Rosi at Columbus Writer’s Conference at Columbus State Community College…

Sustaining Suspense

Suggestions on how to analyze a poem and apply what you’ve learned to your own work take up the first part of Word Carver. This picture shows how to do double-column analysis, as explained in the broadcast. Next, put a bit more suspense in your novel. I spoke at the Columbus Writer’s Conference hosted by…

Immigrant Stories, and a Home Song

Immigrant voices speak about the American Dream in Episode 010. The event at Wild Goose Creative was sponsored by Peace Catalyst International, Columbus, an organization which brings Christians and Muslims together for prayer, food, sharing stories, and building strong community ties; recording by Roving Reporter Amy Dalrymple. Click on Continue Reading to listen now! I…

My Father’s Closet, and Voices

Karen McClintock whose book My Father’s Closet is out from Trillium, an imprint of the Ohio University Press which specializes in publishing work from Ohio authors, talks about her gay dad and healing closeted shame. Amy Dalrymple, roving reporter and assistant editor, presents a poetry soundscape, Voices. Listen now!

Don’t Come Back, & Diary of the One Swelling Sea

Diary of the One Swelling Sea by Jill McCabe Johnson, a poet who lives in the San Juan Islands in Washington State set in an audioscape by Simon Hughes. Following that, Lina Maria Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas, a writer and translator from Colombia, reads from her collection of essays, Don’t Come Back, a memoir about her girlhood…

Burns Night at the Hey Hey Cafe

Burns Night celebrates the Scottish poet who loved the lassies, Robert Burns. Salute the haggis, pass a dram of whisky, and enjoy the show! Click on “Continue Reading” to get to the link to the Podcast on Soundcloud. Music: Rise and Shine by Seastock on Jamendo.

Two Dollar Radio & AWP

In this show we’ll be going to Washington DC and the Writer’s Conference at AWP. I’ll also be talking to publishers Two Dollar Radio. The Wexner Center has two little nooks made for each other: the giftshop bookstore and the café. I love both. Last month I picked up The Incantations of Daniel Johnston, a…