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The Writing Bull Podcast is a show for fearless writers: Poets, novelists and memoirists who are committed to the written word, who can't live life without it. Marcos McPeek Villatoro, who writes in all three genres and holds the Fletcher Jones Endowed Chair of Creative Writing at Mount St. Mary's University, Los Angeles, invites you into his classroom to consider all the aspects of writing. Here you'll find everything from the "how-to" suggestions (such as how to create characters, or make of yourself a character in your own memoir), to the bigger questions: why do we do this in the first place? What are the risks of writing our own work? And what are the glories? If you crave the written word, this is your podcast.

The Writing Bull: a Podcast For Fearless Writers Marcos McPeek Villatoro, Professor of Creative Writing, Mount St. Mary's University, Los Angeles

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The Writing Bull Podcast is a show for fearless writers: Poets, novelists and memoirists who are committed to the written word, who can't live life without it. Marcos McPeek Villatoro, who writes in all three genres and holds the Fletcher Jones Endowed Chair of Creative Writing at Mount St. Mary's University, Los Angeles, invites you into his classroom to consider all the aspects of writing. Here you'll find everything from the "how-to" suggestions (such as how to create characters, or make of yourself a character in your own memoir), to the bigger questions: why do we do this in the first place? What are the risks of writing our own work? And what are the glories? If you crave the written word, this is your podcast.

    The Panther in the Cage

    The Panther in the Cage

    Today’s show is a recording of a poetry show I did at Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles, where I teach. I took RainerContinue reading

    • 38 min
    Writer Susana Marcelo, The Old Country and New Writing

    Writer Susana Marcelo, The Old Country and New Writing

    Susana Marcelo is a professor at California State University Northridge, a writer, poet, essayist, and. . .well, a lot more! In our interview, we spendContinue reading

    • 36 min
    Kennia Lopez: A New Voice in Literature

    Kennia Lopez: A New Voice in Literature

    Ken Lopez is a Mexican and Salvadoran poet from Kansas City. She hopes her work will, like Chinua Achebe said, tell the story of theContinue reading

    • 32 min
    José Orduña: Writing and Justice

    José Orduña: Writing and Justice

    I met José Orduña at the Associated Writing Program conference in Tampa, Florida this past spring. He had arrived at the conference about 48 hoursContinue reading

    • 29 min
    George Plimpton, Graywolf Press and the State of Literature Today

    George Plimpton, Graywolf Press and the State of Literature Today

    Today’s podcast of The Writing Bull offers you a two-fer: Years ago I had the opportunity to interview one of the founders and the editorContinue reading

    • 30 min
    The Exiled Poet: Guisell Gomez

    The Exiled Poet: Guisell Gomez

    While I was at the Associated Writing Programs conference in Florida this past month, I met Guisell Gomez, a student of creative writing and aContinue reading

    • 33 min

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