I'm pleased to say that The Writer's Center's podcast is now on iTunes. That means you can now subscribe and download the monthly show directly to your computer, ipod, etc. I'm very excited about that. A special thanks goes to Janel Carpenter and the occasional hosts of the show. We'll be posting our May edition soon. Find the podcast right here! Here are the shows you can hear.
Award-winning novelist Angela Davis-Gardner discusses her new book, Butterfly's Child, which takes the elements of Puccini's famous opera Madame Butterfly—a Japanese geisha, a U.S. Navy lieutenant, their young son, the lieutenant's new American bride—and imagines what happened after that story's end. Davis-Gardner is interviewed by Art Taylor. Listen.
Kelli Stanley, author of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist City of Dragons, discusses her new novel, The Curse-maker, and the craft of writing with author, book reviewer, and professor of English Art Taylor. Listen.
Alan Cheuse, the "voice of books" on National Public Radio, discusses his latest novel, Song of Slaves in the Desert, with interviewer Tracey Donnelly. Listen.
Alice McDermott reads from her novel, Charming Billy, a National Book Award winner, and Shannon O'Neill discusses the novel with her. Listen.