The Austin Writing Workshop is led by a former professor of literature and philosophy at Texas State University. The group meets more-or-less weekly in Austin, Texas to improve members’ writing, drink wine, and eat gluten-free snacks. This podcast is a recording of the group’s meetings. This week we discuss a story by Laura van den … Read More »
What can we do with humor in literature? Listen to this episode of Saturday Show as the Austin Writing Workshop discusses the finer points of comedic writing and much, much more.
0:00 Introduction to Podcast
0:39 Reading of “Today’s Special” by David Sedaris
6:00 Group discussion of “Today’s Special,” including likeability, Sedaris’s biographical information, farmer’s, FarmersOnly.com dating site, … Read More »
Key Quotes from the Game and Post-Game:
Matt Gilliland: Jeff Riggenbach is the voice of my interior monologue.
Frank Marcopolos: I don’t have any kids, but each one of these stories should be considered a child of mine.
Mike Reid: Does ANYone live within 1,000 miles of me?
Jeff Riggenbach: I’m older than dirt.
Tracy Lawson: This vanilla vodka is … Read More »
This episode of the podcast features a performance of the short story “Cat in the Rain” by Ernest Hemingway. Also, a discussion of literary techniques follows by the Austin Writing Workshop, wherein Hemingway’s style is contrasted with that of workshop member Frank Marcopolos, as well as numerous other literary and philosophical concepts. Wine was consumed … Read More »
A performance by Frank Marcopolos of the short story “Cat in the Rain” by Ernest Hemingway. From Wikipedia: “Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image … Read More »