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Inside the Writer's Head podcast features conversations on books, writing, and creativity with The Library Foundation of Cincinnati and Hamilton County's Writer-in-Residence. Season seven is hosted by 2022 Writer-in-Residence Pauletta Hansel.

The Writer-In-Residence program promotes writing, literacy, and creativity while furthering the Library's mission of connecting people with the world of ideas and information. For Writer-in-Residence events, blog posts, and more visit CincinnatiLibrary.org/writer-in-residence.

Inside the Writer's Head Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library

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Inside the Writer's Head podcast features conversations on books, writing, and creativity with The Library Foundation of Cincinnati and Hamilton County's Writer-in-Residence. Season seven is hosted by 2022 Writer-in-Residence Pauletta Hansel.

The Writer-In-Residence program promotes writing, literacy, and creativity while furthering the Library's mission of connecting people with the world of ideas and information. For Writer-in-Residence events, blog posts, and more visit CincinnatiLibrary.org/writer-in-residence.

    Season 7, Episode 2: Ohio’s Poet Laureate

    Season 7, Episode 2: Ohio’s Poet Laureate

    Kari Gunter-Seymour, Ohio’s third poet laureate, is a woman with a mission: “to lift up all voices to spread the gospel of poetry far and wide.” Now in her second term, she is launching her newest project, I Thought I Heard a Cardinal Sing, an anthology of poetry from and about Ohio’s Appalachian communities. A grant from the American Academy of Poets and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will provide a copy of the anthology to libraries throughout Ohio, including the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library.

    • 38 min
    Season 7, Episode 1: The Benefit of Writing Communities

    Season 7, Episode 1: The Benefit of Writing Communities

    Cincinnati is bursting with writers’ communities of various types, both old and new. From the venerable Literary Club, founded in 1849, to Hit the Mic, founded in 2019, writers find inspiration and connection by coming together around the written—and spoken—word. In this episode of our “Inside the Writer’s Head” podcast, Writer-in-Residence Pauletta Hansel speaks with representatives of four such literary groups:
    Joanne Greenway, Greater Cincinnati Writers League President
    Richard Hague, Literary Club of Cincinnati President
    MoPoetry Phillips, Hit the Mic Cincy Founder
    Lisa Cors Rocklin, Women Writing for (a) Change Executive Director

    Join us for a wide-ranging conversation about finding the balance between solitude and support, growing Cincinnati’s literary community, and more! https://cincinnatilibrary.org/writer-in-residence (https://cincinnatilibrary.org/writer-in-residence)

    • 43 min
    Season 6, Bonus Episode 5: Pauletta Hansel

    Season 6, Bonus Episode 5: Pauletta Hansel

    On this bonus episode of the “Inside the Writer’s Head” podcast, Dani McClain interviews the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library's 2022 Writer-in-Residence Pauletta Hansel. Pauletta is a poet, memoirist, teacher, editor, and the author of nine poetry collections including her newest book, Heartbreak Tree, coming in 2022. She served as the first poet laureate of Cincinnati from April 2016 through March 2018. She received her M.F.A. from Queens University of Charlotte and an M.Ed. from Xavier University. https://cincinnatilibrary.org/writer-in-residence/ (https://cincinnatilibrary.org/writer-in-residence/)

    • 36 min
    Season 6, Episode 4: Felicia Zamora

    Season 6, Episode 4: Felicia Zamora

    On this episode of the “Inside the Writer’s Head” podcast, Writer-in-Residence Dani McClain interviews poet and professor Felicia Zamora. Join in a wide-ranging conversation ranging from the experiences of having a career in writing to exploring poetry as activism. Dani and Felicia discuss art as a catalyst for change and share their creative writing process. https://cincinnatilibrary.org/writer-in-residence (https://cincinnatilibrary.org/writer-in-residence)

    • 45 min
    Season 6, Episode 3: Murray

    Season 6, Episode 3: Murray

    On this episode of the “Inside the Writer’s Head” podcast, Writer-in-Residence Dani McClain interviews poet, teacher, and artist Murray. Dive into the language arts as Dani and Murray share their experiences with performance poetry and how literary concepts can be taught through movement and music. Connect with the world of poetry beyond “Dead, White Poets” as Dani and Murray talk about poetry’s power to reach moments of honesty and authenticity. https://cincinnatilibrary.org/writer-in-residence/ (https://cincinnatilibrary.org/writer-in-residence/)

    • 31 min
    Season 6, Episode 2: Dani McClain

    Season 6, Episode 2: Dani McClain

    On this episode of the “Inside the Writer’s Head” podcast, Writer-in-Residence Dani McClain reflects on her process with a recent writing project. She wrote an introductory essay for a new edition of Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution. In April, WW Norton reissued Adrienne Rich’s classic feminist text. Dani shares how she approached this assignment and insights to support writers of nonfiction. https://cincinnatilibrary.org/writer-in-residence/ (https://cincinnatilibrary.org/writer-in-residence/)

    • 12 min

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