So often we read books but never hear the story behind the story. On today’s episode, guest host Harry Hawkins takes us inside the mind of two novelists: Carla DuPont and David Norman. They discuss all things books, reading, and writing, including their favorite genres, what it’s like to write fiction for a living, and […]
Several local residents who have met for years as a group to review and critique each other’s fiction writings meet at the WORT studios to do some live reading from their different works. This group has done an Access Hour reading annually for several years now. contact: Tom McKay email@example.com
Tia Clark‘s short stories don’t always resolve neatly. This is in part because Clark’s work is concerned with the messy ways in which people confront problems in their worlds. As she fleshes out characters on the page, she tends to push against notions of safe writing. It’s an approach that aligns with one of the […]
Madison-based writer Michelle Wildgen focuses her craft on the in-between areas. While she’s made a name as a novelist, Wildgen doesn’t necessarily treat fiction as the center of her writing life. Variety in subject and approach seems like the norm for Wildgen, who contributes columns to multiple magazines including Tin House, writes extensively about food, […]
This group of four or five area fiction writers (and listener supporters) has met regularly for years to critique each other’s efforts, and several of members’ works have been published. Some have won awards. Each year they schedule an Access Hour to present some pieces to WORT listeners, and this year, this is that Access […]
Melvin Hinton takes calls from listeners sharing prose and poems on the air.