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PodLit: The Podcast of Creative Nonfictio‪n‬ Creative Nonfiction

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Welcome to PodLit, a program for writers, readers, teachers, students and anyone else interested in contemporary literature. PodLit is a series of audio programs devoted to news, interviews and commentary about literary activities, literary life and writers and editors.

    Podlit #10: Amy Stolls - National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Literature Program Officer

    Podlit #10: Amy Stolls - National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Literature Program Officer

    This Podlit features an interview with Amy Stolls, Literature Program Officer for the NEA. Since the mid nineties, Literature remains the only NEA discipline to give individual grants. In this interview, Amy discusses the grant application process, trends in manuscript submissions, and why people sometimes refer to her as the "oil slick chick."



    For more information about the National Endowment for the Arts, visit www.nea.gov.



    To learn more about Creative Nonfiction, the journal and the genre, visit www.creativenonfiction.org or e-mail us at information@creativenonfiction.org.

    • 27 min
    PodLit #9: Rage and Reconciliation II

    PodLit #9: Rage and Reconciliation II

    Each year, an estimated 100,000 people die from preventable medical errors. In PodLit #8, actress Kathryn Spitz reads Linda Peeno's essay, "Burden of Oath," which describes her work to preserve the humanity of patients caught in a corporatized healthcare system. In her role as lawyer and physcian, she treats the healthcare system itself.



    "Burden of Oath" was originally published in Creative Nonfiction issue 21, Rage and Reconciliation: Inspiring a Healthcare Revolution.   Rage and Reconciliation is now available in paperback from Southern Methodist University Press.



    For more information about Creative Nonfiction, the journal and the genre, visit www.creativenonfiction.org or e-mail us at information@creativenonfiction.org.

    • 16 min
    PodLit #8: Jeffrey Lependorf - Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) Executive Director

    PodLit #8: Jeffrey Lependorf - Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) Executive Director

    For this PodLit program, Lee Gutkind interviews Jeffrey Lependorf, the Executive Director of CLMP,  (Council of Literary Magazines and
    Presses), in Austin, Texas at the Association of Writers and
    Writing Programs conference.  In the interview, Jeffrey discusses
    the difference between mission driven and bottom-line driven
    publishers, as well as the vital role mission driven publishers
    play by discovering new writers. 

    For more information about Creative Nonfiction, the journal and the genre, visit www.creativenonfiction.org or e-mail us at information@creativenonfiction.org.

    • 22 min
    PodLit #7: Rage & Reconciliation

    PodLit #7: Rage & Reconciliation

    Each year, an estimated 100,000 people die from preventable medical errors.  In PodLit # 7, actress Helena Ruoti reads aloud Ruthann Robson's essay, "Notes from a Difficult Case," which chronicles her experience as a patient misdiagnosed with terminal cancer--and on the verge of becoming
    another statistic.  

    Originally published in issue 21, Rage & Reconciliation: Inspiring a Health Care Revolution, Robson's essay won the Creative Nonfiction $10,000 Best Essay Award.  Rage & Reconciliation was republished by Southern Methodist University Press last year.  

    For more information about Creative Nonfiction, the journal and the genre, visit www.creativenonfiction.org or e-mail us at information@creativenonfiction.org.

    • 18 min
    PodLit #6: Mary Gannon - Poets & Writers Magazine Editor

    PodLit #6: Mary Gannon - Poets & Writers Magazine Editor

    PodLit 6 features Lee Gutkind's interview with Mary Gannon, Editor of Poets & Writers Magazine. Poets & Writers Inc., the nation's largest non-profit literary organization, supports writers of all genres, but, until recently, did not include creative nonfiction writers in their Poets & Writers online directory of writers. Mary discusses the recent decision to add creative nonfiction writers to the directory, and Creative Nonfiction's role in the exciting change. Mary also offers advice to writers who are looking to publish in Poets & Writers, a primarily freelance-written magazine.

    To read more about our Poets & Writers issue (Creative Nonfiction Issue 26), which includes Lee Gutkind's editorial that started the campaign for Poets & Writers to include creative nonfiction writers in their directory, click here. 

    For more information about Creative Nonfiction, the journal and the genre, visit www.creativenonfiction.org or e-mail us at information@creativenonfiction.org.

    • 22 min
    PodLit #5: Dinty W. Moore - Writing It Short: The Guide to Brevity

    PodLit #5: Dinty W. Moore - Writing It Short: The Guide to Brevity

    In Issue 27 of Creative Nonfiction, we published Writing It Short: The Best of Brevity - creative nonfiction pieces of 750 words or less. For PodLit #5, Lee Gutkind talks with Dinty W. Moore, founder and editor of Brevity, the online journal of extremely brief nonfiction.  Lee interviewed Dinty at this year's Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference in Austin, Texas, where they discussed the challenge of writing brief nonfiction, the history and growing popularity of flash essays, and the writing process behind Dinty's new book, The Truth of the Matter: Art and Craft in Creative Nonfiction.

    To purchase Issue 27, click here.



    For more information about the genre and its signature journal, Creative Nonfiction, visit www.creativenonfiction.org or e-mail information@creativenonfiction.org.

    To learn more about this year's Mid-Atlantic Creative Nonfiction
    Writers' Conference, where Dinty W. Moore will be teaching, visit www.goucher.edu/x9141.xml.

    • 25 min

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