Brad King of The Geeky Press 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.

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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 his passion in painting and visual arts and avoiding the dreaded 9-to-5 job. Now, he's working on a book that chronicles the story of his immigrant parents and their journey in the U.S...kind of.

Direct download: 12.Dmitry_Samarov.mp3
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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 what it means to be a man in a time when societal roles are evolving. Once you've listened to the podcast, you can check out Ben's performance in The Downtown Writers Jam, Vol. 2

Direct download: 13.Ben_Tanzer.mp3
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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 Splendor Publishing or Amazon and other retailers.

Direct download: 12.Erika_T_Wurth.mp3
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