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Brad King hosts The Downtown Writers Jam Podcast, a discussion with writers about the terrible things in life that led them to join the ranks of the weird and the writerly.

Nov 24, 2014

Dmitry Samarov's book Where To? A Hack Memoir chronicles his time as a cab driver by combining narrative stories, visual art, and a 'zine sensibility. But that's not even close to the whole story. His parents left the Soviet Union in 1978, and came to America. Raised in Boston, Dmitry fell into writing while pursuing...


Nov 21, 2014

Brad visited Curbside Splendor Publishing author Ben Tanzer in Chicago where they had two discussions. The first part of the podcast explored Ben's most recent book Lost in Space, writing, and fatherhood. The second half of the podcast focused on using literature and writing to carve our spaces for men to talk about...


Nov 16, 2014

Curbside Splendor Publishing author Erika T. Wurth stopped by the podcast before her appearance at The Downtown Writers Jam, Vol. 2. We talked about tension, particularly how the tensions from life shape and inform the stories you tell. You can purchase her debut novel, Crazy Horse's Girlfriend, directly from Curbside...


Oct 30, 2014

Amanda Heckert is the best kind of editor. She's got an eclectic background, she's curious, and she loves reading, which is good since she's the editor-in-chief at Indianapolis MonthlyShe stopped by the podcast to talk about the long, weird, and winding road that brought her into publishing, her love of reading, the...


Oct 28, 2014

 

Angela Jackson-Brown isn’t just appearing at The Downtown Writers Jam, Vol. 2. She also stopped by the Podcast to talk about how her life helped shape her writing. Her first book, Drinking from a Bitter Cup (WiDo Publishing), is a fictionalized memoir that explores what her life in a small Southern town and abuse...