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The StoryArk Network empowers youth voice and celebrates student storytelling by featuring a collection of narrative podcasts written, performed, recorded and produced by students in grades six through twelve. Professional writers, filmmakers, actors, musicians and a whole crew of other interesting characters share their talent, stories and expertise through interviews and free resources. Find out more at StoryArk.org and be sure to download our free app through the Apple or Android stores f ...
 
AAWW Radio is the podcast of the Asian American Writers' Workshop, an NYC literary arts space at the intersection of migration, race, and social justice. Listen to AAWW Radio and you’ll hear selected audio from our current and past events, as well as occasional original episodes. We’ve hosted established writers like Claudia Rankine, Maxine Hong Kingston, Roxane Gay, Amitav Ghosh, Ocean Vuong, Solmaz Sharif, and Jenny Zhang. Our events are intimate and intellectual, quirky yet curated, and d ...
 
The Nine Dots Prize is a prize for creative thinking that tackles contemporary societal issues. The aim of the Prize is to promote, encourage and engage innovative thinking to address problems facing the modern world. We look for entries that are based on evidence and research but that are written creatively for a wide audience. These podcasts aim to help applicants think about key aspects of their work before submitting a response to the Prize.
 
The Think in Translation podcast is a literature podcast series featuring international authors, translators, publishers and booksellers, with the aim of making translated books accessible to all readers. Created by Vagabond Voices Publishing with the support of The Space and Creative Scotland. We post new episodes every second Thursday, starting 29 March. Twitter: @VagabondVoices Facebook: @vagabond.voices #ThinkInTranslation vagabondvoices.co.uk/think-in-translation
 
The Fantasy and sci-fi book club discussion podcast you have been missing. Literature discussion done right! We, The Shoutouts, from Lyket Entertainment, have a book club discussion on our favorite fantasy and sci-fi literature with select wine, beer, ale, and rum. We will often be reading Brandon Sanderson and the Cosmere, Brent Weeks, Stephen King, Robert Jordan, and many more. We like books, we like fantasy, we like sci-fi, we like craft drinks, and we love shenanigans! Join us, read with ...
 
There is more to writing than just writing. Good writing involves seduction, persuasion, logic, charm, wisdom, wit, humor, and so much more. It involves abstract (yet fundamental) things that are rarely discussed in writing books. This podcast will look at the interplay between writing and psychology, philosophy, and even spirituality.
 
The Creative Writers Toolbelt gives practical accessible advice and encouragement to Creative writers. Each episode explores an aspect of creative writing technique, with examples, allowing you to apply what you learn immediately to your writing. We also throw in the occasional interview with writers and other artists, exploring their wisdom on subjects like story, style, character and the writing process
 
It was the summer of 1917. Abelia Brody and Robert Bishop are two lonely people brought together by fate, in a time of war. Lilac Wine weaves their story through the lens of history. Join author Bruce Janu as he reads from his novel-in-progress, bringing his audience on a candid journey through the creative writing process. Become part of the process, offer suggestions and constructive criticism. Lilac Wine: The Podcast is a unique, crowd-edited novel in real-time. Join the discussion, make ...
 
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In time for the Association of Asian American Studies Conference that kicks off this week, we’re reposting an episode from the newly launched Journal of Asian American Studies podcast! We discuss a unique special issue of The Journal of Asian American Studies: #WeToo, a reader of Art, Poetry, Fiction, and Memoir, that seeks to answer the question, …
 
We're celebrating Priyanka Champaneri’s debut novel, The City of Good Death. Priyanka will be in conversation with special guest Marjan Kamali, author of The Stationery Shop. Winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, The City of Good Death is an immersive family saga exploring death, rebirth, and redemption set in India’s holy c…
 
James and Ashley listen to some audio of themselves when unwell and have a conversation about the psychological impacts of chronic ill-health, the fears and anxieties that accompany invisible illnesses, and how difficult conversations like this one are to have. Books (and cults) discussed in this episode: Far from the Tree by Andrew Solomon; Earthl…
 
Acclaimed poet, novelist, and essayist Kazim Ali joins the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and Milkweed Editions to launch his new memoir, Northern Light: Power, Land, and the Memory of Water. Northern Light, a sensitive and elegantly structured exploration of land and power, is told through Ali’s recollections of his childhood in Manitoba, and th…
 
Join the Asian American Writers’ Workshop as we celebrate award-winning writer Chang-rae Lee’s electrifying new novel, My Year Abroad. A surprising, tender, and humorous work, My Year Abroad is a story unique to Chang-rae Lee’s immense talents as a writer, and explores the division between East and West, capitalism, mental health, mentorship, and m…
 
Hello all! We start our discussion on Shadow of Self, the Wax and Wayne series book 2 by Brandon Sanderson. We talk about Wax and Wayne's character development, relationships between the characters including Steris, Marasi, MeLaan, and more. Cheers! Fantasy and sci-fi literature book club discussion podcast often reading Brandon Sanderson and the C…
 
James and Ashley interview Kavita Bedford, author of the novel 'Friends & Dark Shapes.' In it, they discuss the isolation and anonymity that comes with modern city living, the implications this disconnect has for those grieving, and the troubled relationship Sydney millennials have with their city and its identity. Learn more about Kavita on her we…
 
AAWW is delighted to celebrate the launch of writer Nikesh Shukla’s new memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family, and Home. An intimate look at love, grief, and fatherhood, Shukla’s memoir “bears witness to our turbulent times” (Bernardine Evaristo) with humor, honesty, and hope. Shukla is joined in conversation by Mira Jacob, author of Good Ta…
 
In the anthology Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism!, Daisy Hernandez and Bushra Rehman have collected a bold group of emerging writers whose prescient and intimate writing paints an expansive portrait of the experience of being women and femmes of color. The first edition of the anthology became an instant classic in 2002, and…
 
James and Ashley interview David Vann, author of seven internationally bestselling novels including 2019's 'Halibut on the Moon.' In it, they discuss the trauma that inspired and haunts much of his work, the creative process that fosters his raw and visceral writing style, and the difficulties even an author of his status and calibre faces in the m…
 
Hello all! Here we finish our discussion on The Alloy of Law, the Wax and Wayne series book 1 by Brandon Sanderson. We get a chance to talk about Wax and Wayne, Miles, the story, and some of the other major characters like Steris, Ranette, and more. Cheers! Fantasy and sci-fi literature book club discussion podcast often reading Brandon Sanderson a…
 
Our series Radical Thinkers places radical academics directly in conversation with trailblazing writers, poets, and artists, creating and nurturing two-way dialogues that will interrogate some of the most pressing issues facing Asian and Asian diasporic communities today. Featuring an interdisciplinary lineup of scholars and creatives, these unexpe…
 
We're celebrating the release of Lee Isaac Chung's critically acclaimed film Minari, a tender portrait of a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. Today’s podcast features audio from our pre-release screening talkback with director Lee Isaac Chung and novelist Min Jin Lee.…
 
James and Ashley interview Nash, artist and author of 'What to Expect When You're Immigrating,' a hilarious and insightful commentary on the Australian immigration process. In it, they discuss using humour to cope with stressful situations, the challenges faced by new arrivals to Australia, and the commonalities between Sri Lanka and Melbourne (hin…
 
Hello all! We finally made it to the 2nd era of Mistborn! Here we talk about The Alloy of Law, the Wax and Wayne series book 1 by Brandon Sanderson. We get a chance to talk about our intro thoughts, the progression of Scadrial into the western and semi-industrial era, our feelings about the main characters, and the new magic system elements introdu…
 
Hello all! This is our final discussion on the Mistborn series era one, book 3, The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson. We still apologize as the audio is still from the old setup (pre-recorded) and about the same as the previous part. It's not the best, but please enjoy it anyway. We talk about Vin, Marsh, what could be next for the world, the miss…
 
Join the Asian American Writers’ Workshop for the official launch of Te-Ping Chen’s extraordinary debut short story collection, Land of Big Numbers. Assured and immersive, the stories in Land of Big Numbers move confidently between the United States and China, shifting from realism to magical realism, and forming intimate portraits that draw from C…
 
This bonus episode contains a ten-minute excerpt from the newly released audiobook of Ashley's first book, 'My Name is Revenge.' On 17 December 1980, at 9:47 am, two men shot the Turkish consul-general to Sydney and his bodyguard near the consul's home in Vaucluse. The assassins aimed, fired, and vanished. A finalist in the 2018 Carmel Bird Digital…
 
What are the radical possibilities of catalyzing cross-racial feminist solidarities, imaginations, and substantive realities? What revolutions must we create within ourselves to dismantle our prejudices, discrimination, and silences to create the world we want to see? Today’s podcast features audio from our recent event Siblings in Liberation, Blac…
 
James and Ashley interview Josephine Taylor, author of 'Eye of a Rook.' In it, they discuss vulvodynia, a poorly understood and often debilitating gynaecological condition, how this illness has shaped Josephine's life, and the stunning novel it's inspired her to write. Find out more about Josephine at her website, and buy a copy of 'Eye of a Rook' …
 
Hello all! We are finally back to the Mistborn series! And here, we talk about the "real" Hero of Ages! We apologize as the audio is our old setup (pre-recorded). It's not the best, but please enjoy our dive into the end of this great series! The story reveals so much to us in these books that it made us look forward to the next era in the Mistborn…
 
AAWW and London-based writer April Yee present a reading with two of the UK’s leading poets: Will Harris (RENDANG) and Romalyn Ante (Antiemetic for Homesickness). Following their reading, Will and Romalyn examine how Asian identity is constructed outside of the United States and discuss the ways British colonialism and capitalism continue to shape …
 
Hello all, here is the very final discussion on Rhythm of War and the book's end by Brandon Sanderson. That is until the "Brett Bet" episodes hit again or we do a revisit on the book. It was intense, the spirits were flowing, so naturally, it gets less and less articulate throughout, but we had a blast. We talk through Kaladin, Dalinar, and oh so m…
 
Join the Asian American Writers’ Workshop for our first event of the new year: a joint paperback launch of Gish Jen’s The Resisters and Meng Jin’s Little Gods. These two novels, released in early 2020, sketch out a dystopian near future that takes aim at several current catastrophes, and examine history, absence, and the passage of time as filtered…
 
In this special crossover episode, James and Ashley interview Dani Vee from the Words and Nerds podcast and vice versa. It's a fascinating conversation about podcasting, health, reading, and why we're all doing what we're doing. This conversation is being simultaneously released as an episode of Words and Nerds. Big thanks to Dani for editing this …
 
Hello all, here is our discussion on Brandon Sanderson's Rhythm of War Part 5 and the bookend! It ended up being a long one so we split it into 2 parts like the previous episodes (the second part will be episode 107). We had some major discussions on where the book is going next, many of the characters (less Kaladin and Dalinar as we focused on the…
 
In November 2020 we co-hosted a screening with Film Forum of the documentary AGGIE, on the life of philanthropist Agnes Gund, founder of the Art For Justice Fund. Following the screening, we co-hosted a talkback with activists and Art For Justice grantees Adnan Khan and Mahogany Browne, and producer Tanya Selvaratnam, moderated by Rachel Kuo. Today…
 
Author Kavita Das joins Jafreen Uddin, Executive Director of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop in conversation about her book, Poignant Song: The Life and Music of Lakshmi Shankar. Shankar, who was Grammy-nominated, was the most prominent Indian female musician in the movement that brought Indian music to the West in the late 1960’s. This event,…
 
Hello all, here is our final discussion on Brandon Sanderson's Rhythm of War Part 4! Unfortunately, we spend the first 25 minutes debating our love-hate relationship with Venli. Sorry about that, but it just happens sometimes! We are who we are LOL. If that’s not for you skip ahead a bit to our discussion on the rest of Navani Kholin's story at the…
 
James and Ashley interview Nardi Simpson, Yuwaalaraay musician and author of 'Song of the Crocodile.' In it, they discuss Nardi's transition from writing lyrics to prose, the preservation of Indigenous languages, and the importance of non-Indigenous Australians accepting that some elements of Indigenous culture are not accessible to them. Find out …
 
Hey All! If you were one of the first 25 to download we did find and fix an editing issue. We would recommend deleting and redownloading. If not Enjoy the episode. Here is our discussion on Brandon Sanderson's Rhythm of War Part 4! We dive deep into Shallan, Adolin, Wit, the bonding of Cryptics, and holy cow, who is that cryptic deadeye. Man oh man…
 
Hello all, here is our final discussion on Brandon Sanderson's Rhythm of War Part 3! And we have part 4 recorded already, so stay tuned! We dive deep into speculation here and have a ton of laughs. We talk about poor Lift and our hopes for her, Gavalar and Navani Kholin, the Sibling, Dabbib and Rlain, plus some significant speculations on deaths. A…
 
Hello all, here is our discussion on Brandon Sanderson's Rhythm of War Part 3! We will release these in quick succession now as we started part 4 already! We start to really speculate big theory here. We talk about Venli, the motives of some of the fused within the tower, the Ghostbloods, Dalinar, and Jasnah Kholin. We talk about Wit (Hoid) dig int…
 
We're launching a new virtual event series at AAWW. Presented quarterly, these virtual “fireside chats” will feature a renowned Asian diasporic author in conversation with our Executive Director Jafreen Uddin, sharing updates from AAWW, and discussing AAWW from a writer’s perspective. This series will kick off with a conversation led by R. O. Kwon,…
 
In the last episode for 2020, James and Ashley gather some fantastic writing tips provided by authors interviewed in the first sixteen podcasts. It features contributions from Kate Mildenhall, Anna Downes, Elizabeth Tan, Petronella McGovern and Ada Palmer. Don't forget to listen to the whole interviews these excerpts came from if you haven't alread…
 
Hello all, here is the part 2 discussion on Brandon Sanderson's Rhythm of War Part 2! Sorry, we had to delay a bit. There were very unfortunate external circumstances that took our group by surprise. As a whole, we needed to pivot a week to allow us to give the time and respect deserved for this book. This time we dig into Kaladin, and the other ma…
 
This fall, the Asian American Writers’ Workshop is celebrating the art of the essay. Featuring longtime poets and fiction writers with debut essay collections out this year, this conversation will take an intersectional look at Asian American identity, genre, gender, race, publishing, and the way the essay form allows writers to dance, dodge, spar,…
 
James and Ashley interview Ada Palmer, historian, composer and author of the 'Terra Ignota' sci-fi/fantasy book series. In it, they discuss Ada's astonishing body of work and how she's managed to achieve it while managing a number of invisible illnesses. They also explore the impact of COVID-19 on research, the relationship between identity and dis…
 
**UPDATE: If you have one of the first 9 downloads of this episode it would be worth it to delete and redownload. For the first 9 downloads of the launch, the Randall Flagg refill breaks were not edited out. This has been corrected. Cheers! I have to say this is a very hard episode. Not because we didn’t have a fun recording session, but I am relea…
 
Hello all! Here is Rhythm of War Part 1 by Brandon Sanderson discussion 2 (of 2 discussions). We talk about Kaladan and Shallan's struggles, Rock's future, And a great deal about the atmosphere of the characters through part 1. We also talk about the sibling to the degree we can and make a lot of (probably wrong) Brett bets! Read with us, but if yo…
 
Hello all! We are so pumped to release our Rhythm of War Part 1 by Brandon Sanderson discussion 1 (of 2 discussions). We talk mostly about Navani, the Radiants, the flow of the first 19 chapters, and many more new or sub-characters. We save most of the main character conversations for the next episode, but we are excited about the selected focal po…
 
AAWW, Kundiman, & Kaya Press combine to bring acclaimed novelist Ed Lin together with pioneering YA author of FINDING MY VOICE and co-founder of AAWW Marie Myung-Ok Lee, in conversation to celebrate the release of Ed Lin’s YA debut, DAVID TUNG CAN’T HAVE A GIRLFRIEND UNTIL HE GETS INTO AN IVY LEAGUE COLLEGE (Kaya Press, October 2020). Moderated by …
 
Hello all! Here is our discussion on Dawnshard by Brandon Sanderson. We have been prepping for book 4 of the Stormlight Archive, Rhythm of War for some time now and actually, we hosted this discussion and Part 1 of RoW the same night. So enjoy our pregame discussion on Lopen, Rysn, and the Dawnshard itself. And look for our next 2 episodes on Part …
 
We're celebrating the launch of Kazim Ali’s newest poetry collection, The Voice of Sheila Chandra. Following a reading from Ali’s innovative and musical new collection, he will be joined in conversation by Sheila Chandra and Rajiv Mohabir to discuss sound, silence, and embodied art-making practice, as they reflect on Ali’s poetry, Chandra’s music, …
 
James and Ashley discuss their very different motivations for writing, the processes they use to translate that to words, and some tips they've each learnt along the way. Get in touch! Ashley's Website: ashleykalagianblunt.com Ashley's Twitter: @AKalagianBlunt James' Website: jamesmckenziewatson.com James' Twitter: @JamesMcWatson…
 
Warning this is a revisit and recap with spoilers so read the book first. Also some hidden spoilers from the Mistborn 1st era that relate to the Stormlight discussion. Hello all! In preparation for Brandon Sanderson's 4th book in The Stormlight Archive, Rhythm of War, we are revisiting all the Stormlights to refresh our memory. We already have book…
 
Hello all! Here is part 2 of our discussion on Mistborn Book 2: The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson. We finish the book here and a lot happened. We talk about the characters that made it and the ones that didn’t. We talk about the mist creature, who is good and bad, and theorize on what might be happening behind the scenes that will shape bo…
 
We’re very excited to bring you an audio long read of “Shithole Country Clubs” an essay by Nina Sharma, recently published in The Margins. Named an Editor’s Pick at Longreads, “Shithole Country Clubs” is a hilarious and critical essay about Trump's New Jersey country club — the very golf club where he recently infected everyone with Covid-19 — and …
 
Hello all! In preparation for Brandon Sanderson's 4th book in The Stormlight Archive, Rhythm of War, we are revisiting all the Stormlights to refresh our memory. Once we get our hands on Book #4 we will release 1 part per week so read along with us as we get crazy deep into The Stormlight Archive, the Cosmere, and Roshar. We cannot wait. Here is ou…
 
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