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  • After nearly two years of trying to get published and 178 rejections later, when Coleen Paratore’s first book, "How Prudence Proovit Proved the Truth About Fairy Tales," was published by Simon & Schuster, in 2004, she had learned so much which she thought would be helpful to others. But with just one title to her name, she decided to wait awhile. Coleen’s new book "Dear Writer" offers daily encouragement, seasoned advice, powerful prompts for catching creative sparks and drawing out material, short teachings on a range of topics, publishing world insider tips, and effective practices to move you toward your goals, from an award-winning, bestselling author, writing teacher, and popular book coach.
  • Melissa Febos is the author of four books, including the nationally bestselling essay collection, “Girlhood,” which is a LAMBDA Literary Award finalist and won the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism. GIRLHOOD was named a notable book of 2021 by NPR, Time, The Washington Post, and others. Her latest publication is her craft book, “Body Work: The Radical Power of Perosnal Narrative.” “Body Work is a national bestseller and an Indie Next Pick. Drawing on her own path from aspiring writer to acclaimed author and writing professor - via addiction and recovery, sex work and academia - Febos has created a captivating guide to the writing about life.
  • We talk about writing and the creative process today with Barbara Chepaitis and Lale Davidson. Call with your question. 800-348-2551
  • Every writer knows that as rewarding as the creative process is, it can often be a bumpy road. Have hope and keep at it! Designed to kick-start…
  • First Folio in the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DCCredit Daderot / Wikimedia CommonsEdit | RemoveOn today’s program, it’s a writers forum.…
  • On today’s program, it’s a writers' forum. Joining us in the studio are novelist Barbara Chepaitis and storyteller Lâle Davidson. They’re here to answer…
  • Joining us in the studio today is novelist Barbara Chepaitis and storyteller Mary Murphy. They’re here to answer your questions about the process of…
  • With sage bits of advice, inviting questions, and colorful blank pages for writing, Colleen Murtaugh Paratore’s new book, Fireflies: A Writer’s Notebook,…
  • Folk singer, activist, and environmentalist Pete Seeger will discuss writing in times of social upheaval social upheaval and change at Manhattanville…