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From Fiction to Poetry, Screenplays to Short Stories, the University of Central Arkansas's Vortex Podcast has it all just for you! Through the work of our dedicated staff, we bring student work to life through voice and audio, as well as speaking with visiting authors, upcoming writers and creators across the country, and hearing advice from the amazing faculty on our campus.

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From Fiction to Poetry, Screenplays to Short Stories, the University of Central Arkansas's Vortex Podcast has it all just for you! Through the work of our dedicated staff, we bring student work to life through voice and audio, as well as speaking with visiting authors, upcoming writers and creators across the country, and hearing advice from the amazing faculty on our campus.

Questions? Comments? Concerns for our sanity?
Leave a comment and follow us to make sure we don't go too far into our own vortex!

    Episode 12: Between Art and ADHD with Anna Wagner

    Episode 12: Between Art and ADHD with Anna Wagner

    It's April of the Arts here at the Vortex Podcast where over the next couple of weeks we'll be doing deep dives and interviews with the students and faculty of the UCA Art Department. To kick things off, our guest this week is fellow Vortex staff and ceramics artist Anna Wagner as she sits down to talk with us about the focus of here senior show combining sculpture and poetry to convey the stories of those living with ADHD and mental illness. As a companion piece for this episode, you can actually visit the Vortex website at ucavortex.com and view some of Anna's inspired, emotionally infused ceramic pieces.
    So sit back. Relax. Let the art be your guide as we dive back into the Vortex.

    • 40 min
    Episode 11: Black History Month Special

    Episode 11: Black History Month Special

    On this episode, we talk to previous guest Marrissa Childs and new guest Dr. M Shelly Conner. We discuss the importance of Black History Month, how social media can play a role in expectations, and particular social cues.

    • 53 min
    Episode 10: Valentine's Day Special

    Episode 10: Valentine's Day Special

    Here is our Valentine's Day special! It's a long one. We talk with Marrissa Childs and Helen O'Malley about how their identities shape their writing, the evolution of romantic literature, and a secret surprise you'll have to tune in just to find out!

    • 55 min
    Episode 9: Kayla Byrum & LOCAL

    Episode 9: Kayla Byrum & LOCAL

    New semester, new host, new episode! In this one, we sit down with Kayla Byrum and Rich Niemeyer of LOCAL and ask them about women in writing, confidence, and freelance writing. Have a listen!

    • 33 min
    Kathryn Miles Q & A

    Kathryn Miles Q & A

    This is not exactly a new episode, just some audio from the Q&A session that was held after the interview with Kathryn Miles. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 8 - Mermaids and Taverns: Talking With Vaughn Scribner

    Episode 8 - Mermaids and Taverns: Talking With Vaughn Scribner

    After a brief break between our episodes, we're back with the interview held between our very own Caleb Patton and Professor of History, Vaughn Scribner.
    Caleb talks about mermaids, taverns, travel, and life as we learn about another accomplished writer among the faculty of The University of Central Arkansas.

    • 21 min

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