Depression Hates a Moving Target

  Get moving — that’s what Nita Sweeney did to help her get back from a lifetime of depression. Although she still battles daily with her brain chemistry, Sweeney shows how one choice to make a simple movement took her into long-distance running, her faithful dog at her side, and improved her mental health. Sweeney…

Thank Your Lucky Stars, Sherrie Flick

Flash fiction that coils back a spring and then packs a punch — Sherrie was into flash before it had a name. We dropped into Grammercy Books to pick up a copy and hear Flick read her work, before sitting down to analyze the stories. Follow @wordcarverradio on Twitter. Listen to Word Carver here, or…

Charles O’Donnell | #amwriting and Self Publishing

Self publishing is easy — if you’ve spent 35 years as an engineer in product development like Charles O’Donnell. The discipline and pacing of engineering means that the author of The Girlfriend Experience and Shredded can keep up a production schedule and a writing schedule simultaneously. Listen with a pencil in hand as O’Donnell describes…

Essayist and Poet Hanif Abdurraqib

Columbus native Hanif Abdurraqib talks about the themes running through his latest book, a collection of essays called “They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us.” Speaking with Word Carver host Cynthia Rosi, the two compare themes emerging in the essays with Abdurraquib’s previous volume of poetry “The Crown Ain’t Worth Much.” Additional reporting by…

Nita Sweeney, now also in iTunes

Nita Sweeney writes the blog Bum Glue and puts out Write Now Newsletter a comprehensive listing of writer and reader events in central Ohio, through her writer website www.nitasweeney.com. She’s also a student of Natalie Goldberg, and teaches Goldberg’s work in Upper Arlington. Word Carver host Cynthia Rosi talks with Sweeney about using Goldberg’s technique…

Nick White, How to Survive a Summer

Nick White talks about ex-gay ministry and gay conversion therapy in light of his first novel “How to Survive a Summer” an excellent debut and thoughtful summer read. He will be speaking at Grammercy Books in Bexley on June 29th at 7pm. Visit the bookstore website for more details. Listen to the interview here.

Ekphrasis and Emily Bronte

  Word Carver host Cynthia Rosi talks with poet Zoe Brigley Thompson about the ekphrastic art and poetry show hung at Ohio State University. Poetry by Thompson, with art from Victoria Brookland, including the title piece “The Little Cage of Ellis Bell.” To listen, click on the libsyn link. http://wordcarver.libsyn.com/014-word-carver-the-little-cage-of-ellis-bell-interview  

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…

Andrew Miller’s Debut Memoir

Andrew Miller, whose book If Only the Names Were Changed debuted in August, talks with Word Carver editor Cynthia Rosi, about turning addiction and a history of abuse into carefully crafted writing and beauty. WGRN-LP, Columbus on Saturdays at 12:30pm, 94.1-fm. Listen to the podcast here.