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The Downtown Writers Jam is a one-hour conversation between host Brad King and some of your favorite authors. We have the kind of discussions writers have when our readers aren't around. We're talking life, current events, what shaped who we are, and why we write what we write. So, pull up a chair and pour yourself a drink.

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The Downtown Writers Jam is a one-hour conversation between host Brad King and some of your favorite authors. We have the kind of discussions writers have when our readers aren't around. We're talking life, current events, what shaped who we are, and why we write what we write. So, pull up a chair and pour yourself a drink.

    Episode 136: Andy Abramowitz

    Episode 136: Andy Abramowitz

    Buckle up GenX'ers. Author Andy Abramowitz and Brad sat down in the bunker to discuss Baltimore, baseball, David Simon, Phil Collins, music, and weird stuff about writers. In between, we also chatted about Andy's third book, Darling at the Campsite.
    Oh, and AA baseball and Michael Jordan as a three-story banner.
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 135: Lucy Leitner

    Episode 135: Lucy Leitner

    Brad enjoyed having horror-comedy author Lucy Leitner on the first episode of the video podcast so much, he invited her to Jam to talk about her latest book, Outrage: Level 10. But they weren't just talking zombies and comedy! They covered growing up in small towns, playing sports, abandoning journalism, and the joys of striking out on your own as a writer. Plus, zombies.
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Episode 134: Leah Hampton

    Episode 134: Leah Hampton

    Brad came across author Leah Hampton on Twitter, and he was immediately sold for two reasons: She had Appalachia in her bio and her book is called Fuckface and Other Stories. The rest was just logistics. Before they delved into those two juicy topics, the conversation took some turns through Hungary, Eastern Europe, and the struggles of community college. Trust us, it all fits together. More or less.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 133: Gian Sardar

    Episode 133: Gian Sardar

    Author Gian Sardar stopped by the Bunker to talk about her second novel, Take What You Can Carry, which is a fictionalized version of her mother and father's trip back to northern Iran for a Kurdish wedding. Fortunately, our crazy dogs didn't make an appearance as we discussed what happens when your writing a book about your family.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Mini Episode 8: Peter Quinn

    Mini Episode 8: Peter Quinn

    Peter Quinn stopped by the Bunker to talk about the re-release of his 1995 American Book Award-winning novel Banished Children of Eve: A Novel of Civil War New York. But his story runs so much deeper. His family has been in New York for two hundred years. And much of his work–whether fiction or non-fiction—has chronicled the ever-changing landscape there. This is a conversation you do not want to miss!
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    • 36 min
    Mini Episode 7: Kim Catanzarite

    Mini Episode 7: Kim Catanzarite

    Kim Catanzarite stopped by the Bunker to talk about her novel, They Will Be Coming For Us. Kim is also an editor, working with Writer’s Digest Books, and she teaches copyediting at Writer’s Digest University. And, she’s a self-publishing advocate, which is one of our passions here at the Jam!
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    • 42 min

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23 Ratings

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