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Premiering with weekly episodes in January 2020, In the Atelier is a place for occasional thoughts on literature, writing, and the life of the imagination. Each artfully crafted installment brings you reflections and real talk about subjects like the nature of creativity, the highs and lows of making art, inspiring works of literature and cinema, and the value and valor of staying true to your own creative vision. Produced by the award-winning literary press Atelier26 Books and hosted by author, publisher, and teacher M. Allen Cunningham. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/in-the-atelier/support

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Premiering with weekly episodes in January 2020, In the Atelier is a place for occasional thoughts on literature, writing, and the life of the imagination. Each artfully crafted installment brings you reflections and real talk about subjects like the nature of creativity, the highs and lows of making art, inspiring works of literature and cinema, and the value and valor of staying true to your own creative vision. Produced by the award-winning literary press Atelier26 Books and hosted by author, publisher, and teacher M. Allen Cunningham. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/in-the-atelier/support

    Working Without Working

    Working Without Working

    What really takes discipline? Not working.
    Mentioned in this episode: W.H. Auden; Saul Bellow; Joan Didion; E.M. Forster's "Aspects of the Novel"; Annie Dillard; Dillard's "A Writing Life"; Ernest Hemingway; Hemingway's "A Moveable Feast"; Andre Dubus; Henry James; T.S. Eliot; Zadie Smith; Smith's "Changing My Mind"
    Music: "Possible Light" by Ziv Moran; "Spain" by Dan Pundak; "Fragments" by Borrtex; "Mindplay (instrumental)" by Roza; "The World Inside" by Rodello's Machine
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    • 14 min
    A Good Way to Lose

    A Good Way to Lose

    "Your application was not successful." These words don't always mean what we might think they do.
    Mentioned in this episode: application essay; statement of purpose; economic recession; layoffs
    Music: "Burn" by Kut; "Hypernova" by Theevs; "See Me Fly (instrumental)" by Roza; "On the Way" by Ian Post
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    • 9 min
    Surrendering to Process

    Surrendering to Process

    Artist Andy Goldsworthy strives to know and understand stone -- and that's no straightforward task. Mentioned in this episode: "Rivers and Tides" (2001 documentary film). Music: "Hand in the Jar" by Rodello's Machine (used by courtesy of the artist through a licensing agreement with Artlist)

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    • 9 min
    Incredibly Shrinking Selves

    Incredibly Shrinking Selves

    Being "oneself" could mean any number of things. That's a scary -- and inspiring -- thought.
    Mentioned in this episode: Throwing your back out; Nicolas Cage; Michael Caine; "The Weather Man" (2005 film). Music: "A Look Out" by Assaf Ayalon; "Depth Perception" by Sean Solo; "The Beauty of Your Life" by Rodello's Machine
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    • 9 min
    Opportunity & Inspiration

    Opportunity & Inspiration

    A famous author's invitation leads to a lesson about opportunity and the unexpected forms inspiration can take.
    Mentioned in this episode: Denis Johnson; Johnson's "Jesus' Son"; Johnson's "Tree of Smoke"; National Book Award. Music: "Anthem of a Quirky Hipster" by Rex Banner; "Lemonade" by Shtriker Big Band; "The Beat of the Land" by Assaf Ayalon
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    • 12 min
    What Am I Doing With My Life?

    What Am I Doing With My Life?

    Two kinds of doubt and how to use them.
    Mentioned in this episode: John Gardner; Gardner's "On Becoming a Novelist"; gap analysis; Henry James; James's "The Middle Years"; James's notebooks; Cynthia Ozick; prayer; intuition. Music: "Moonlight Call" by Racoon Racoon; "Purple Maze" by Lalinea; "Released" by Royal Nature; "Guide Your Wild Eyes" by Giants and Pilgrims
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    • 10 min

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A beautiful podcast for writers and creative types to inspire, commiserate, and feel a little less alone in our strange compulsion to create art. Excellent sound design and unique topics sets this apart from other podcasts. A must listen!

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