Writers Who Read

  • 5. 58: Birnam Wood - Eleanor Catton

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    Whitney Pinion and Mira Landry join Gary McBride to talk about Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton, which is Writers Who Read book number 58. 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: Birnam Wood - Eleanor Catton

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    Gary, Whitney, and Mira analyze another recently-published novel on the next episode of Writers Who Read. Next up: Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton.Eco-ravaging for profit and the technology of the surveillance state are a few of the mechanisms that keep the ultra-rich in control. A multi-billionaire buys a plot of land in New Zealand and builds a bunker so he can survive the end times, which he has brought on himself. How much power does a fledgling group of environmentalists have against this combination of wealth and influence, especially when the billionaire himself starts funding their work?
  • 4.5. 2024 Writing Heights Conference

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    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 May we're covering the 2024 Writing Heights Conference in Ft. Collins, CO, which takes place July 19-20. Mira Landry and Gary McBride recently talked with the conference director of Writing Heights, Amy Rivers.More info at: https://WritingHeights.com
  • 4. 57: Victory City - Salman Rushdie (with Puja Guha)

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    Author Puja Guha joins Whitney Pinion, Mira Landry, and Gary McBride to talk about Victory City by Salman Rushdie, which is Writers Who Read book number 57. 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: Victory City - Salman Rushdie

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    Gary, Whitney, and Mira analyze another recently-published novel on the next episode of Writers Who Read. Next up: Victory City by Salman Rushdie.Magical realism, thy name is Rushdie. Pampa Kampana is a girl living in 14th century southern India whose mother dies by fire. Pampa is blessed (or cursed?) with superpowers when a goddess takes control of her body and leads her to found a 250-year kingdom and live to see it all the way through.
  • 3.5. 2024 Wyoming Writers Conference

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    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
  • 3. 56: Lessons in Chemistry - Bonnie Garmus

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    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

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    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

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    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.
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