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Audio dispatches by M. Allen Cunningham, author of the novels THE GREEN AGE OF ASHER WITHEROW, LOST SON, PERPETUA'S KIN, and Q&A.
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Audio dispatches by M. Allen Cunningham, author of the novels THE GREEN AGE OF ASHER WITHEROW, LOST SON, PERPETUA'S KIN, and Q&A.
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    M. Allen Cunningham Lectures on Mrs. Dalloway for Creative Writers

    M. Allen Cunningham Lectures on Mrs. Dalloway for Creative Writers

    Originally posted May 14, 2020, the 95th anniversary of the publication of Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway: M. Allen Cunningham's lecture on Woolf's great novel, originally delivered to Creative Writing students at Portland State University.
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    • 45 min
    From Kepler by John Banville

    From Kepler by John Banville

    A reading from John Banville's novel Kepler, with music.
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    • 4 min
    M. Allen Cunningham on a Few Ways to Think About Character

    M. Allen Cunningham on a Few Ways to Think About Character

    An audio excerpt from M. Allen Cunningham's talk on Six Ways of Thinking About Character, delivered recently in a university creative writing course. Cunningham includes brief readings from the work of Annie Proulx, Don DeLillo, and Ron Hansen, and branches out to look at some aspects of character in Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Hamilton." Ultimately, he encourages writers to consider how the creation of vivid characters is meaningful human work with resonance that goes beyond questions of craft or technique. (Edited from a longer recording that included student interaction)
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    • 34 min
    M Allen Cunningham Reads from His New Book Q&A

    M Allen Cunningham Reads from His New Book Q&A

    Cunningham describes his book Q&A and then reads three short sections (which happen to feature a few "F-bombs", FYI).

    Inspired by true events, bold in the forms with which it evokes an agitated, media-soaked half century in America, Q&A urgently reimagines the misunderstood quiz show scandals in light of our own time, as a moment of cultural reckoning whose reverberations we feel all around us today: in reality television, TV politics, the triumph of incoherence, and the pandemic problem of how to be real in a world of screen-induced self-deception.

    This reading was performed via Zoom. View the video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B57vdvR_XU.

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    • 21 min
    Loon Checkers - from Thoreau's Leaves: the Thoreau Podcast

    Loon Checkers - from Thoreau's Leaves: the Thoreau Podcast

    Have you heard THOREAU'S LEAVES? Produced and hosted by M. Allen Cunningham, it's an immersive, atmospheric podcast dedicated to the celebrated and lesser-known works of Henry David Thoreau, one of America's greatest voices. Here's a sample episode for your enjoyment: "Loon Checkers" (subscribe at anchor.fm/thoreausleaves, or wherever you get your podcasts).

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    • 7 min
    M. Allen Cunningham Presents PERPETUA'S KIN at Powell's Books

    M. Allen Cunningham Presents PERPETUA'S KIN at Powell's Books

    During this event at the fabled Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon, Cunningham discusses his fourth novel PERPETUA'S KIN. A sweeping story of five generations in one American family, PERPETUA'S KIN spans much of North America, from the 1820s in Iowa to the American south during the Civil War to World War II San Francisco. In a structured presentation, Cunningham describes the story's origins, his research, the themes and characters, the influence of Shakespeare's Hamlet, and why this novel was 11 years in the making. He also reads short selections from the book. The event includes an audience Q&A. It was recorded on a rainy night in November 2018.
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    • 59 min

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