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Loving a Writer (and some cats)

PRESENTED ON SEP 29, 2017
IN MARKHAM @ VOL 16

Rebecca Rosenblum is the author of two short story collections. Mark Sampson has published five books. Can two creative people live under the same roof? Mark  and Rosenblum talk about marriage, writing, and cats.

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The Poetry of Marriage

BY LAUREN SHAPIRO
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 21, 2014

Lauren Shapiro is an artist and academic whose primary interest is in how art effects individual, interpersonal, and social change. Applying literary theory to the study of lifespan development, she explores how metaphors spoken between lovers predict the course of romantic relationships. 

"Presentation of the Day" on March 12, 2014.

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Read Like A Writer and Write Like One

BY LAWRENCE SPANN
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 30, 2014

Lawrence Spann has a keen interest in literature and writing. Drawing from life experience and an advanced degree in Creative Writing and the Medical Humanities, he approaches the process of writing through the lives and works of poets, writers, song writers, artists and historical figures. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 17, 2014.

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The Importance of Setting

BY MICHELLE WILDGEN
@ VOL 9 ON APR 17, 2014

Michelle Wildgen discusses how the choice to live in Madison, WI has changed her writing and why the Midwest is a great place to be a writer.

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Balance of Storytelling

BY ALOK NANDI
@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

Alok NANDI talks about culture and inspiration of storytelling from all over the world. He also focuses on connecting storytelling to the inspiration of food, transportation, balance and urban innovation.

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Twice Conquered, Twice Victorious: Mexican-American Author on Inspiration, Resilience and Art

BY YVETTE BENAVIDES
@ VOL 19 ON AUG 25, 2015

Yvette Benavides recalls the fire that threatened to claim Our Lady of the Lake University’s very existence, how the community rallied to rebuild, and how literary trailblazer Sandra Cisneros offered to be its writer-in-residence at no fee. From there, the author and college professor takes us through her own literary coming of age, how her multicultural and bilingual upbringing shaped her art, and how she sets out to reach the diverse future scholars in her classroom. With original illustrations by Hector Garza.

 

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You See, I Say: Transforming Pictures to Prose

BY HYACINTHE MILLER
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 22, 2016

Hyacinthe Miller feels strongly that words are magic. She is an omnivorous reader, a world traveller, blogger and content curator. She shares about how, as a writer with a vivid imagination, her perceptions, especially of
the visual, yield stories.  

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Stay at Home Writer

BY COLLEEN NELSON
@ VOL 30 ON MAY 11, 2017

From a bored stay-at-home mother to a novelist, Colleen Nelson's milestones are all big and well written.  She's got far more talent than some novelists we know *cough*Twlight*cough* and it well worth a watch and a read.  

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How I Became A Writer

BY MATTHEW RENNELS
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 01, 2017

Matthew Rennels is a writer, author, and blogger, who writes on topics of faith and fear, and that covers about everything.

Matthew has a degree in journalism and worked as a reporter and editor for several newspapers, before entering the finance industry as a technical writer, where he’s worked for the past eight years. He is also working on a creative writing Masters of Fine Arts degree at Sierra Nevada College in Lake Tahoe. He has a diabetic dog named Pongo. Did you know that dogs can be diabetic?

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Make Me Laugh, Grownup!

BY NASEEM HRAB
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

Naseem Hrab loves to write funny things for children and adults. Her comedy writing has appeared on McSweeney's Internet Tendency and The Rumpus and she is the author of the picture book Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend. Everyone thinks kids' books need to teach lessons, but that's not why adults read novels. Why do we think kids are any different?