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  • 3.5. 2024 Wyoming Writers Conference

    19:04
    Here’s a brief update on another Front Range and Rocky Mountain regional writer’s conference that we've been spotlighting once a month this spring and summer. For April we're covering the 2024 Wyoming Writers Conference in Casper, WY, May 31 - June 2. Mira Landry and I recently talked with the director of WY Writers, Andrew Call, Supporting Member Erik Saulness, and Keynote Speaker for this year's conference, author Laura Pritchett.More info at: https://wyowriters.org/2024-Conference

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  • 3. 56: Lessons in Chemistry - Bonnie Garmus

    52:49
    Whitney Pinion and Mira Landry join Gary McBride to talk about Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus, which is Writers Who Read book number 56. Discussion slides for this novel and all novels discussed are available at WritersWhoRead.com. More information about Literary Forensics is available here and here.In every episode we analyze and discuss one novel that has been published within the past 18-24 months. We do this because we are writers who read with intent–we read to study content and form and to uncover techniques that we can apply to our own writing.We read like writers, turning our favorite authors into our writing teachers.We do this through Literary Forensics, a set of tools that allow us to look beyond the surface of plot points, down into the tapestry of themes, contexts, and symbols that hold the very intentions of the author.We uncover why they wrote this novel and how they did it.If you'd like to join our LIVE! meetings in person, find upcoming novel titles and event registration information here and be sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter.Writers Who Read has been meeting in Boulder, Colorado, since 2018, and we are affiliated with the Boulder Writers Alliance.
  • Next Up: Lessons in Chemistry - Bonnie Garmus

    02:10
    Gary, Whitney, and Mira analyze another recently-published novel on the next episode of Writers Who Read. Next up: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus.A best-selling novel and now a mini-series on AppleTV, Lessons in Chemistry follows the trials and tribulations of one Elizabeth Zott, a talented chemist in the 1950s--a woman trying to be taken seriously in a man's world. Luckily she owns the world's smartest dog, 6:30. Oh, and she helms a hit TV show, so there's that.
  • 2.5. 2024 Pikes Peak Writers Conference

    07:57
    Here’s a brief update on Front Range and Rocky Mountain regional writer’s conferences, which we’ll be spotlighting once a month this spring and summer. First up, it’s the 2024 Pikes Peak Writers Conference in Colorado Springs, CO, April 26-28. Mira Landry and I recently talked with the director of the PPWC, Jenny Kate.
  • 2. 55: Trust - Hernan Diaz

    58:07
    Whitney Pinion and Mira Landry join Gary McBride to talk about Trust by Hernan Diaz, which is Writers Who Read book number 55. Discussion slides for this novel and all novels discussed are available at WritersWhoRead.com. More information about Literary Forensics is available here and here.In every episode we analyze and discuss one novel that has been published within the past 18-24 months. We do this because we are writers who read with intent–we read to study content and form and to uncover techniques that we can apply to our own writing.We read like writers, turning our favorite authors into our writing teachers.We do this through Literary Forensics, a set of tools that allow us to look beyond the surface of plot points, down into the tapestry of themes, contexts, and symbols that hold the very intentions of the author.We uncover why they wrote this novel and how they did it.If you'd like to join our LIVE! meetings in person, find upcoming novel titles and event registration information here and be sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter.Writers Who Read has been meeting in Boulder, Colorado, since 2018, and we are affiliated with the Boulder Writers Alliance.
  • Next Up: Trust - Hernan Diaz

    01:51
    Gary, Whitney, and Mira analyze another recently-published novel on the next episode of Writers Who Read. Next up: Trust by Hernan Diaz."Every financier ought to be a polymath, because finance is the thread that runs through every aspect of life." Four books in one: a novel, two memoirs, and a diary, Diaz's 2023 Pulitzer Prize co-winner channels four fictional authors and boldly saves its most insightful writing for last. Trust operates on so many more levels than those existing between a husband and wife and the financial crash of 1929.
  • 1. 54: Avalon - Nell Zink

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    Whitney Pinion and Mira Landry join Gary McBride to talk about Avalon by Nell Zink, which is Writers Who Read book number 54. Discussion slides for this novel and all novels discussed are available at WritersWhoRead.com. More information about Literary Forensics is available here and here.In every episode we analyze and discuss one novel that has been published within the past 18-24 months. We do this because we are writers who read with intent–we read to study content and form and to uncover techniques that we can apply to our own writing.We read like writers, turning our favorite authors into our writing teachers.We do this through Literary Forensics, a set of tools that allow us to look beyond the surface of plot points, down into the tapestry of themes, contexts, and symbols that hold the very intentions of the author.We uncover why they wrote this novel and how they did it.If you'd like to join our LIVE! meetings in person, find upcoming novel titles and event registration information here and be sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter.Writers Who Read has been meeting in Boulder, Colorado, since 2018, and we are affiliated with the Boulder Writers Alliance.