Working Title: A Literary Arts Podcast, is a literary citizenship project founded by the Fall 2019 cohort candidates in the MFA: Creative Writing program at the University of Central Florida. Our episodes will feature in-studio readings from the UCF literary community, interviews and readings from published faculty and students, seasonal readings such as our inaugural “Spooky Stories” episode, craft round-tables, and special events such as public readings and conference reports. Working Title: A Literary Arts Podcast is an independent project produced with the support of the University of Central Florida MFA in Creative Writing Program, the Department of English, and the College of Arts and Humanities.
Episode 13: WE HAVE NAMES: Reclaiming Black Bodies
On June 16th, 2020, poet, essayist, literary activist, and University of Central Florida MFA Creative Writing alumna Audi Barnes presents the We Have Voices inaugural event WE HAVE NAMES: Reclaiming Black Bodies, which honored the lives of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd through poetry and prose.
Working Title Podcast brings you a selection of the event's readings, along with commentary from event co-hosts Audi Barnes and Malcolm Kelly.
Visit We Have Names.com for more information about the organization, businesses and organizations to support, and future reading events.
This content contains strong language.
Women in the MFA, Part II
In part 2 of Women in the MFA, we discuss reading and teaching canonical and diverse texts, the emotional labor of women and marginalized groups inherent in workshop, an while as writers we all have the ability to craft characters outside of our own experiences, should we?
In case you missed it, catch up on this topic with How Men Write Women, Part I.
Women in the MFA, Part I
Join us as Nicole Pendleton sits down with MFA in Creative Writing candidates Nicole Balsamo, Audi Barnes, Rebecca Fox, and Becca Rowel. In part one of this two-part episode, the panel dives into the opinions and experiences of women in MFA programs especially as they relate to the way male authors frequently write female characters.
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Love through the generations.
The great love of female friendships.
The arc of married love through a husband’s tight spiral.
The beasts we become to love the people we shouldn’t love.
Today’s episode brings works of discovery, loss, and monsters. Joins us as Working Title presents: Love Letters. Featuring Jada Reyes, Kara Delemeester, Lorena Parker Matejowsky, and Sean Glatch.
1000 Pigeons and Autonarrative Writing with Dez Deshaies
Join us as we sit down with writer, game designer, and UCF MFA candidate Dez Deshaies to discuss autonarratives and how narrative gaming can inspire creative writing. After we chat with Dez, we'll listen to 1000 Pigeons, a performance crafted through gaming.
Dez Deshaies is a writer and game designer from Chicago, IL. Recently, his work has been published in Menacing Hedge and exhibited at The Adler Planetarium. He is the series editor of Youth Voices, a compendium of writing by Chicago-area high school students, and he has developed playsets for Fiasco.
He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Brown University, and is currently pursuing a MFA in Creative Writing at The University of Central Florida. He is on Instagram and Twitter as @dezdeshaies.
Kerouac Karaoke with David K. Gibson, Part II
Join Nicole Pendleton for the conclusion of her chat with writer and University of Central Florida MFA in Creative Writing candidate, David K. Gibson, affectionately known as “Gib.” In Part II, their conversation includes his current work and the concept of writing as "play," and where to find Gib and his work online.
David K. Gibson writes fiction, essays, and journalism, and he usually writes them sideways. His work is often experimental in form, and frequently touches on themes of grief and estrangement, souls adrift in a changing world, and oversized root vegetables. He has perhaps read too much Pynchon.