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First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing is a weekly show featuring in-depth interviews with fiction, non-fiction, essay, and poetry writers. First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing highlights the voices of writers as they discuss their work, their craft, and the literary arts. This weekly show hosted by Mitzi Rapkin is a celebration of creative writing and the individuals who are dedicated to bringing their carefully chosen words to print as well as the impact writers have on the world we live in.

First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing Mitzi Rapkin

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    • 4.6 • 95 Ratings

First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing is a weekly show featuring in-depth interviews with fiction, non-fiction, essay, and poetry writers. First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing highlights the voices of writers as they discuss their work, their craft, and the literary arts. This weekly show hosted by Mitzi Rapkin is a celebration of creative writing and the individuals who are dedicated to bringing their carefully chosen words to print as well as the impact writers have on the world we live in.

    Michael Kleber-Diggs

    Michael Kleber-Diggs

    Michael Kleber-Diggs is a poet, essayist, and literary critic. He was born and raised in Kansas and now makes his home in Saint Paul, Minnesota. His debut poetry collection, Worldly Things, won the Max Ritvo Poetry prize and will be published by Milkweed Editions in June, 2021. Michael teaches creative writing through the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop and at colleges and high schools in Minnesota.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Steven Pressfield

    Steven Pressfield

    Steven Pressfield is the author of The Man-at-Arms, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Gates of Fire, Tides of War, Last of the Amazons, Virtues of War, The Afghan Campaign, Killing Rommel, The Profession, The Lion's Gate, The War of Art, Turning Pro, Do the Work, The Warrior Ethos, The Authentic Swing, An American Jew, Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t, The Knowledge, and The Artist's Journey.
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    • 1 hr
    Marisa Silver

    Marisa Silver

    Marisa Silver is the author of The Mysteries, Little Nothing, a New York Times Editor's Choice, and winner of the 2017 Ohioana Book Award for Fiction, Mary Coin, a New York Times Bestseller and winner of the Southern California Independent Bookseller's Award, and an NPR and BBC Best Book of the Year, Alone With You, The God of War, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction, No Direction Home, and Babe in Paradise, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year.
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    • 53 min
    Justin Jannise

    Justin Jannise

    Justin Jannise grew up in rural southeast Texas was the first in his family to attend college. He graduated from Yale University and attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He is now finishing his PhD in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Houston. His poetry collection is called How to be Better by Being Worse.
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    • 1 hr
    First Draft - Diane Seuss

    First Draft - Diane Seuss

    Diane Seuss was born in Michigan City, Indiana, in 1956 and raised in Edwardsburg and Niles, Michigan. She studied at Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University, where she received a master’s degree in social work. Seuss is the author of five books of poetry, including frank: sonnets, Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl, and Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open, recipient of the Juniper Prize for Poetry.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Gabriela Garcia

    Gabriela Garcia

    Gabriela Garcia is the author of the novel Of Women and Salt. Her fiction and poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Tin House, Zyzzyva, Iowa Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Cincinnati Review, Black Warrior Review, and elsewhere
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Mitzi, host of the First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing podcast, highlights all aspects of writing, fiction and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

stuart sheldon ,

Incredible!

A writer herself, Mitzi Rapkin has mastered the author interview, getting us into the secret lives and the “why” of our favorite scribes

RosemariB ,

More Black authors?

I appreciate your format, the chance to hear details about the book and how & why the writer wrote it. It would be appreciated even more if you could interview more Black authors. Thanks for your podcast.

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