Saturday Show #69: That Bus is Another World by Stephen King

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31st August

Can Stephen King write anything well besides horror? What lessons can studying the literary techniques used in King’s story, “That Bus is Another World” yield? The Austin Writing Workshop debates and discusses these issues and more, including analysis of a member’s story and a breakdown of the movie “Zeitgeist.” Fans of Dave Eggers, Jennifer Egan, … Read More »



Saturday Show #68: Big Week by Zadie Smith

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17th August

Fans of Zadie Smith, Dave Eggers, David Foster Wallace, Jennifer Egan, and J.D. Salinger would enjoy this podcast. This podcast is a live recording of the Austin Writing Workshop held on August 15, 2014. In it, the group explores the issue of themes in literary fiction, using two different stories. One of the stories is … Read More »



Saturday Show #67: Something by Literary Recluse Thomas Pynchon

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9th August

A Matter of Emphasis….

The writer of literary fiction chooses which story elements to emphasize in her story very, very deliberately. Do you notice these story elements? Probably not the first time through the story. The first time through, the reading brain is trying to get oriented in the world, get to know its characters, and … Read More »



Saturday Show #66: Sex After Not Seeing Each Other for a Few Days by Tao Lin

Posted by Frank Marcopolos in Podcast, Saturday Show, Stories, Writing Group. 3 comments

2nd August

Fans of Tao Lin, Dave Eggers, David Foster Wallace, Haruki Murakami, Ayn Rand, Immanuel Kant, and Friedrich Nietzsche would enjoy this podcast. It is a live recording of the meetup of the Austin Writing Workshop held on August 1, 2014 in weird and sunny Austin, Texas. Included is an excerpt from the short story, “Sex … Read More »



Saturday Show #65: The Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck and Manhattan by Woody Allen

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27th July

Fans of John Steinbeck, Woody Allen, David Foster Wallace, Dave Eggers, Jonathan Franzen, J.D. Salinger, and Ayn Rand would enjoy this podcast. It is a live recording of the Austin Writing Workshop held on June 25, 2014 in balmy Austin, Texas. Included are excerpts from the short stories “The Chrysanthemums” by Steinbeck and “The Stranger” … Read More »