Best literary arts podcasts we could find (Updated December 2017)
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Art and Action: The Intersections of Literary Celebrity and Politics
 
In line with a long literary tradition of the artist as propagandist, who strives to appeal to the political, moral, and social conscience of his/her readership, writers have persistently crossed the divide between art and politics both in their works and in their roles as public intellectuals, cultural critics, and political activists. Moreover, established authors have, with striking regularity, taken advantage of their celebrity status in order to draw attention to specific socio-politica ...
 
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Literary Loitering | Cultural Anarchy with Books and The Arts
 
If you like curling up in front of a roaring fire with nice leather-bound 1st edition podcast, then join us on Literary Loitering as we explore the stranger side of culture and the arts, talk about books, find new ways to use old insults, and sometimes even have the odd quiz!
 
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Books on the Nightstand
Weekly
 
Illuminating conversation about books and reading
 
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Podcast - Baphash Literary & Arts Quarterly
 
Join us as we talk with locals, artists, and writers about their work, their influences, and who they are. www.baphash.com
 
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Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady
 
Just the Right Book is a podcast hosted by Roxanne Coady, owner of famous independent bookstore R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT, that will help you discover new and note-worthy books in all genres, give you unique insights into your favorite authors, and bring you up to date with what’s happening in the literary world.
 
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Articles and Podcasts - Baphash Literary & Arts Magazine
 
Join us every month as we talk with local artists and writers about their work, new trends they're paying attention to, and what influences them. www.baphash.com
 
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Bound Off Short Story Podcast
Monthly
 
Bound Off is a monthly literary audio magazine, broadcasting literary short fiction with the new podcasting technology. We aspire to showcase work that is compelling and driven by narrative, with a force that keeps the listener listening. We are dedicated to publishing stories by both the established and emerging writer. Visit our website at boundoff.com for information about our broadcasts and how to submit your stories.
 
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Lannan Podcasts
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Lannan Foundation is a family foundation dedicated to cultural freedom, diversity and creativity through projects which support exceptional contemporary artists and writers, as well as inspired Native activists in rural indigenous communities. This site is for our audio and video podcasts.
 
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Scottish Poetry Library Podcast
Monthly
 
Monthly podcasts from the Scottish Poetry Library, hosted by Colin Waters.
 
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Castle Rock Radio: A Stephen King Podcast
 
Comedic conversations about the works of Stephen King, hosted by Max Booth III and Lori Michelle of Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing.
 
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Black Authors Network Talk Show
Monthly+
 
The BAN Radio Literary Program aims to support the African American community and to show people, through the radio show, that African American writers are more than just a niche. We bring wonderful stories to the minds and imaginations of everyone! We have stories to tell, using our voice and our experiences, that cross all races and cultures. Join us on Monday and Wednesday Nights, 8-10 pm EST. BECOME A GUEST ON THE SHOW. Go here to sign up today: http://www.edc-creations.com/banradiopromo.htm
 
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Book Cougars Podcast - Book Cougars Podcast
 
Chris and Emily discuss books and literary adventures
 
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Literary Wonder & Adventure Show
 
Dream Tower Media's critically acclaimed monthly podcast featuring fascinating and fun conversations with authors and artists of fantasy, magic realism and science fiction, plus amusing skits, quips, and sound effects. In addition, approximately twice a year, fully produced audio adventures of fantastic stories are presented. Hosted by Robert Zoltan and his sidekick Edgar the Raven in the Dream Tower.
 
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Librivox Community Podcast – LibriVox
 
free public domain audiobooks
 
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Writers in the Sky Podcast
Daily+
 
Information about the craft and business of writing. Interviews with authors discussing their books, and how they published and are marketing them.
 
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Audio Stories – Candlelight Stories
 
UNUSUAL FILMS, GAMES, AUDIO, STORIES, and TAROT READINGS
 
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Podcasts – Sheldrake on Shakespeare
Monthly+
 
James Sheldrake, jack of all literary trades, attempts to say something valuable about each of Shakespeare's plays in handy 15-minute instalments.
 
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HodderPod - Hodder books podcast
Weekly+
 
Hear all the latest book previews, author interviews and audiobook extracts from Hodder & Stoughton.
 
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A Good Story is Hard to Find
Monthly+
 
Two Catholics talking about books, movies and traces of "the One Reality" they find below the surface.
 
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In the Margins
Monthly
 
Get inspired! Produced by tatestreeet.org, “In the Margins” is a biweekly dialogue with Abigail Browning and special guests about the creative process of writing, publishing, and the inside knowledge of the literary world. Listeners of all skills, backgrounds, and interests are invited to share in the conversation with editors, writers, and creative minds. Tate Street is an organization that follows and decodes writing trends in the literary industry. Visit us online at tatestreeet.org for i ...
 
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The Bookstore
Weekly
 
It's like a book club, but we actually read the book. Join hosts Becca and Corinne as they recreate their days working and hanging out at their local independent book store.
 
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Book Talk
Monthly
 
We find great books, talk to their authors, have interesting conversations about them.
 
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Books on the Nightstand
Weekly
 
illuminating conversation about books and reading
 
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Billionaire Book Club
Weekly
 
There's a lot of great books out there but only so many hours in a day (experts believe there are between 22-27 hours in a a day). You just haven't got time to read all the books you want to - wouldn't it be great if someone could do it for you? Look no further. Each week, Mike Langley will read a book recommended by his guest and then have a conversation about it. Feel like you've read a new book without all that pesky reading! New episodes every Sunday! Reach out to Mike at mikelangleycome ...
 
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The Subaltern Podcast
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Author Nikesh Shukla talks to writers, comedians, musicians, journalists and actors about writing, laughing, singing, commenting, acting. This is the anti-Q&A - a freewheeling, sometimes irreverent (don't you hate the word irreverent) conversation that covers everything from r'n'b to writing to books to zombies. Subaltern: persons socially, politically and geographically outside the hegemonic power structure.
 
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Better Than The Movie
Monthly
 
Better Than the Movie is a community for people who love reading, books, book news and issues related to literature and popular culture. Our goal is to review and discuss book themes with passion and an open mind. We want to encourage readers to look beyond the Best Sellers lists and discover new voices and stories.
 
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Wanda's Picks
Weekly+
 
This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work ...
 
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Storyological
Monthly+
 
A podcast in which two writers chat about two short stories while drinking cocktails and sometimes accidentally chatting about other things.
 
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A Brief Conversation with My Hair
Weekly+
 
A Brief Conversation with My Hair is a collection of short literary humor pieces that have been previously featured on such websites at McSweeney's, Yankee Pot Roast, The Big Jewel, Opium Magazine, and The Science Creative Quarterly. Some of the titles (which may give you an idea of the content) are: "The Calls of Cthulu", "All I Need to Learn, I Learned From Kindergarten Cop", "Diary of a Grocery Cart", "Dionysus: Party Clown", and "A Brief Conversation with My Hair". The forty-plus pieces ...
 
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Scottish Poetry Library Podcast
Monthly
 
Monthly podcasts from the Scottish Poetry Library, hosted by Colin Waters.
 
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YA Today Podcast - YA Today Podcast
 
Summary and musings on Young Adult Lit from a grown woman
 
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The Kingcast
Monthly+
 
An exploration of the works and worlds of writer Stephen King.
 
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PennSound Podcasts
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PennSound Podcasts are hosted by PennSound's co-director, Al Filreis. PennSound was created in 2003 in order to produce new audio recordings and to preserving existing audio archives of poets reading their own work and discussing poetry and poetics - and to make these available to everyone through free downloadable sound files. PennSound is a project of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing at the University of Pennsylvania
 
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Firewords Podcast
Monthly
 
Firewords is a creative writing podcast run by the editors of Firewords literary magazine. Our aim is to help writers improve their craft and chances of publication.
 
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DEAD AIR Novel Podcast - SCOTT OVERTON
Weekly
 
Radio morning show host Lee Garrett doesn’t know why someone is trying to kill him. The suspects are many and he’s frighteningly vulnerable. With his world coming apart, Garrett has to find a way to stop his attackers before his next show becomes his last.
 
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Culture Night Readings and Music
 
Culture Night Readings at Dublin City Public Libraries
 
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Modern Poetry in Translation
Rare
 
Podcast by Modern Poetry in Translation Magazine
 
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RTHK:The MAN HK International Literary Festival 2008
 
The 2008 Literary Festival drew some of the biggest names in modern writing to Hong Kong for an intense programme of talks, workshops, readings and literary lunches.
 
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WMFA
Monthly+
 
A podcast where writers talk writing.
 
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Diva's House Featuring: *Literary Diva*
 
The literary diva of Diva's House is a writer/author and talk radio host. Our show will bring you all the literary news that's happening in our literary world and more. Whether serious, fun or indepth interviews we will have the news each week to keep authors,writers and literary heads informed. We will also from time to time bring you informative topics that we face in society. Check the show page for the latest dates and times for upcoming shows. As always keep it locked to Diva's House fo ...
 
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Queering Little Women
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Queering Little Women takes you chapter by chapter through a queer and trans reading of Lou Alcott's classic, Little Women.
 
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RTHK:The MAN HK International Literary Festival 2008
 
The 2008 Literary Festival drew some of the biggest names in modern writing to Hong Kong for an intense programme of talks, workshops, readings and literary lunches.
 
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The Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2013
 
RTHK Radio 3 is proud to be a media partner of The Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2013. Our presenters Noreen Mir and Reenita Malhotra Hora will be talking to authors from around the world about their writings and works. You also can hear highlights of some literary events and talks throughout the 11-day festival in our Bookmarks book website. Enjoy Reading! Happy Listening!
 
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RTHK: HK Literary Festival 2012
 
The Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2012 starts on 5 October. RTHK Radio 3 is proud to be a media partner once again. Over the nine days of the Festival, we'll be talking to many of the writers taking part, and moderating some of the events, and featuring everything we do on our Bookmarks book website.
 
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RTHK:The Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2010
 
 
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SnarkNotes
Monthly
 
A classic "Keli-Alice mess around" where literary analysis meets pop culture references with a side of snark and a bottle of wine
 
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Lyric Life
Monthly
 
Mark Scarbrough hosts Lyric Life and devotes each podcast to one lyric poem--reading it, exploring it, softly searching for its meaning, all before putting it back together for one last read. You may have read some of these poems in college. Or you may know nothing about poetry. No matter, come share a passion for lyric poetry.
 
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RTHK:The MAN HK International Literary Festival 2009
 
RTHK Radio 3 is the Radio Partner for the Festival, and will interview many of the authors who have participated in. Here are full versions, which only available in here. Listen to streaming versions or download to the portable devices at your leisure.
 
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Notes from the Uncanny Valley
Monthly+
 
The perversely comic musings of an alien observer moving through gray urban settings and mass media landscapes.
 
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Literary Speaking
Monthly+
 
Literary Speaking connects writers with the publishing industry by featuring conversations with best selling authors, literary agents, publishers and publicity firms. How do I establish a writing practice? Find an agent? Get published? Build a platform?Discover tips and tricks to build your writing practice and release your story out into the world.Join me as I interview expert guests as they share their experiences as published authors and industry professionals to inspire and infuse your w ...
 
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Usually, the daily commute is pure routine - a slog, even. But during one evening rush hour last fall, at the Shaker Square Rapid Station, the innate poetry of movement and interaction was brought to the fore. Authors Kisha Nicole Foster and Daniel Gray-Kontar showed up on the platform for some impromptu readings of their favorite work. A colla ...…
 
Eric Trules- Eric Trules is a native of New York City and has been a professional in the performing, literary, and filmic arts for almost 5 decades. He began his professional artistic career as a modern dancer with Shirley Mordine’s Dance Troupe in residence at Columbia College Chicago in 1970, and then co-founded Mo Ming, the nationally renown ...…
 
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Sights & Sounds
 
Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. El Cerrito's poet laureate Maw Shein Win told KALW’s Jen Chien about three amazing arts events happening around the Bay this week for a literary night out - from Cleave's Reading Series at Octopus Literary Salon in Oakland, Tongo Eisen-Martin at BAMPFA in Berkeley, and a dadaist j ...…
 
RTHK' s The Works focuses on Hong Kong's arts and cultural scene. The Works features news and reviews of visual and performing arts, design, literary and other “ works ” . Added illumination comes from interviews with leading performers and producers,...
 
Sinister Wisdom, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, publishes the journal and provides outreach and educational programs in support of building vibrant lesbian communities. Publishing since 1976, it works to create a multicultural, multi-class lesbian space opening, considering and advancing the exploration of lesbian community issues. ...…
 
Author Reza Aslan joins us in front of an audience at Literary Arts in downtown Portland. Aslan is the author of several books about religion, including Beyond Fundamentalism, and Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, which was a New York Times bestseller. Aslan is currently a professor of creative writing at the University of Califo ...…
 
(An excerpt from The Strangest Secret Library available on Amazon) Chapter 4 The Rewards of Failure ABSURD as it may seem at first consideration that anyone would solemnly enter into even an unconscious conspiracy to fail, it is a matter of observation that there is hardly one person in a hundred who does not, in some fashion, deliberately crip ...…
 
Transcript: So, Daniel is, sort of, the primo example of it and a lot of people today when they're talking about what it's like to live a faithful presence they say, "Well, we should look to Daniel as an example of guidance for us." But, I think that's too optimistic. Because, if you look at what happened to Daniel, Daniel was taken into exile ...…
 
My husband is fluent in both French and English. During the first years of our marriage, I worked hard to learn some French on my own. I wanted to be functional in the language when we visited his family overseas. Afraid to Speak I established basic grammar from used textbooks I picked up at bookstores, and my husband coached me on pronunciatio ...…
 
If you're an english professor, as well as an author, poet, yoga teacher and playwright, what do you do after struggling with infertility? Why, you turn it into a play of course! When Lisa Grunberger heard the ART of Infertility was organizing an art exhibit in Philadelphia, she quickly adapted a book she had written into a screenplay, hired a ...…
 
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Sojourn Network Podcast
 
Transcript: Our next speaker is Dr. Karen Swallow Prior. If you are on Christian Twitter, you've probably bumped into her. She is very present there. She's also the author of several books. My first book of hers that I read that I really loved, was her memoir, Booked, her personal journey through literature and faith. It's a beautifully written ...…
 
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Sojourn Network Podcast
 
Transcript: Michael Winters: Today should be a lot of fun. I'm really excited to have these folks here to speak with us. I'm glad for kind of the environment we're in, this is hopefully gonna be a great opportunity for interaction and conversation, for you to speak up and ask questions. And so I encourage you, as our speakers are speaking, if y ...…
 
Anna West Anna West is a doctoral student in the English Department at LSU, where she concentrates in the area of critical youth studies, poetry, and performance. She was the founding director of WordPlay Writing Project in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the former director of Young Chicago Authors, winner of the 2010 National Arts and Humanities Y ...…
 
Marketing is all about telling stories. Who could share better storytelling insights than #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian who also started his career in account service at J. Walter Thomson? A character-driven novelist who imports his own emotional experiences into many of his deeply descriptive works, Bohjalian has mastere ...…
 
Grant Faulkner is an American writer, the executive director of National Novel Writing Month, and the co-founder of the online literary journal 100 Word Story. Grant Faulkner was born and raised in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He earned a B.A. in English from Grinnell College and an M.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. He lives in ...…
 
Tweet LIVE this Sunday, October 22nd at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio Derek returns to studio and we are thrilled to welcome on the program celebrity Chef Gabriele Corcos to talk about about new book “Super Tuscan: Heritage Recipes and Simple Pleasures from Our Kitchen to Your Table” fro ...…
 
Learn about Kalonji and how he started this amazing collective. The Flight of Arts is this weekend! The four-day event will feature several workshops and exhibitions for visual, performing, literary, culinary and cultural arts. All events and activities will be hosted at different venues in and around downtown Montgomery to raise public awarene ...…
 
You know what's art? Limericks. Stephen, Cameron, and Zachary learn this lesson through a teamwork exercise that had them hesitantly rhyming words until true inspiration possessed their earthly bones with an electric air of compromised meter. Now they're best friends. But yeah, speaking of being possessed, Spooktober rises from the grave once m ...…
 
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AAWW Radio: New Asian American Writers & Literature
 
AAWW Radio is the podcast of the Asian American Writers' Workshop, a national nonprofit dedicated to the idea that Asian American stories deserve to be told. Listen to AAWW Radio and you’ll hear selected audio from our live events. We’ve hosted established writers like Claudia Rankine, Maxine Hong Kingston, Roxane Gay, Amitav Ghosh, and Hanya Y ...…
 
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Sermons – St. Brendan's Anglican Church
 
Chesterton and Joy Pentecost 19A Rev. Doug Floyd (Here are a Chesterton resources at this link.) G. K. Chesterton has a collection of odd stories, one of which is about a man who lives on a gray farm. One morning he wakes up and he tells his wife and children sitting around the table, “Ma’am, thank you for your hospitality, but I’ve been here l ...…
 
George Saunders is the author of numerous short story collections, including Tenth of December, In Persuasion Nation, and Pastoralia. His most recent novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, is a New York Times bestseller, and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Saunders has won a Guggenheim, a McArthur, and many other awards.…
 
This week, Larry and BQ honor San Francisco’s biggest (and liveliest) literary festival, Litquake, by focusing this guest-free episode on literary readings: what makes them succeed (or not!), how they build community and why writers -- and aspiring writers -- should attend as many readings as they can. As a bonus, BQ shares her tips for readers ...…
 
Let's explore the art of intricate noise! Please join our special guests, fellow Afternoon Poet/Wordsmith, Clark Holtzman and jazz drummer, David Shore for an effervescent episode comprised of tantalizing jazz meshed and mated with words. Clark and David commenced collaborating this past spring, arranging poetry to syncopated jazz rhythms. The ...…
 
The Frostburg State University Center for Literary Arts, in partnership with the Allegany County Library System, is excited to announce that the eleventh annual Western Maryland Indie Lit Festival is scheduled for Oct. 13 & 14 on Main Street in Frostburg. The event brings together editors and publishers with writers and educators of the local c ...…
 
It’s Wordstock season in Portland, the time of year when book lovers extrovert for a day, leave the safety of their reading nooks to gather around authors all over the park blocks in downtown Portland. Amanda Bullock, Director of Public Programs at Literary Arts, joined us to talk about what goes into putting on this major holiday for book love ...…
 
This week, we are joined by Sam Shearon, whose artistic representations of the literary horrors of Lovecraft and Poe are arguably among the finest in the dark art genre. This post, TGR 09.27.17. Dark Artistry and Literary Horrors, first appeared at The Gralien Report.
 
This week, we are joined by Sam Shearon, whose artistic representations of the literary horrors of Lovecraft and Poe are arguably among the finest in the dark art genre. This post, TGR 09.27.17. Dark Artistry and Literary Horrors, first appeared at The Gralien Report.
 
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First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing
 
Josh Weil is the author of the novel The Great Glass Sea and the novella collection The New Valley, both New York Times Editor’s Choices. A Fulbright Fellow and National Book Foundation 5-under-35 honoree, he has been awarded the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the Sue Kaufman Prize from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, the GrubStreet Nat ...…
 
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