Why We Write-logo

Why We Write

Arts & Culture Podcasts >

Interviews with award-winning authors from the Lesley University community and beyond. We cover a broad range of genres and topics, all related to books and the writing life.

Interviews with award-winning authors from the Lesley University community and beyond. We cover a broad range of genres and topics, all related to books and the writing life.
More Information

Location:

United States

Description:

Interviews with award-winning authors from the Lesley University community and beyond. We cover a broad range of genres and topics, all related to books and the writing life.

Twitter:

@lesley_u

Language:

English


Episodes

What An MFA in Creative Writing Can Do For You

12/20/2018
More
If you've ever contemplated getting your MFA in Creative Writing, this is the episode for you. We've got a panel on the MFA in Creative Writing experience with three members of the Lesley University community — Boston Poet Laureate and Lesley University MFA in Creative Writing Interim Director Danielle Legros Georges, Associate Director Janet Pocorobba and alumna Heather Hughes, an associate editor at Harvard University Press. Recorded at the Boston Book Festival.

Duration:00:56:53

Surviving New Jersey with Scott Loring Sanders

12/13/2018
More
Scott Loring Sanders is the author of "Surviving Jersey: Danger and Insanity in the Garden State," a collection of personal essays on growing up in New Jersey and life beyond the state. In this interview, Sanders discusses murder and mayhem in his home state, the advice he gives to young writers and going on a police ride along for his upcoming novel.

Duration:00:39:27

From the page to the stage with playwright Jami Brandli

12/6/2018
More
Jami Brandli is an award-winning playwright based in Los Angeles who also teaches writing for the stage at Lesley University. In this episode she discusses "making it" as a playwright, writing strong female characters and her trilogy based on Greek myth.

Duration:00:44:25

Jason Reynolds: Writing books for kids who don't read books

11/29/2018
More
Jason Reynolds is the New York Times bestselling author of Long Way Down and many other books for kids, middle grade and young adults. His novels feature diverse characters and are unfailingly compelling, compassionate, and timely. They take an unflinching look at gun violence, police brutality, family, loss, and friendship. In this interview, he speaks with fellow author Chris Lynch.

Duration:00:38:45

Searching for the real Shakespeare with Cheryl Eagan-Donovan

11/15/2018
More
Who was the real Shakespeare? Cheryl Eagan-Donovan's documentary, Nothing Truer Than Truth, posits that William Shakespeare was none other than the rich playboy Edward de Vere. A screenplay writer and filmmaker, Eagan-Donovan presents her case...which is not without some controversy. (Good thing she named her production company Controversy Films!)

Duration:00:36:35

Rachel Kadish: Women, history & The Weight of Ink

11/8/2018
More
Rachel Kadish, author of the award-winning novel The Weight of Ink talks about women, history, doing a lot of research for her book, and more! Caroline Heller, author of Reading Claudius, interviews.

Duration:00:36:48

Bestelling YA author & love junkie Katie Cotugno

11/1/2018
More
New York Times bestselling author Katie Cotugno writes "messy, complicated, feminist love stories" for teens and adults. In this lively interview, Katie talks about quitting her job to write full time, ghostwriting romance novels, and kissing books (naturally).

Duration:00:32:37

Coming soon: Why We Write

10/17/2018
More
Award-winning and bestselling authors talk about their work, inspiration, and more.

Duration:00:02:47