Saturday Show #103: How to Talk to Your Mother by Lorrie Moore

Posted by Frank Marcopolos in Podcast, Saturday Show, Writing Group. No Comments

28th July

In this episode of the podcast we discuss “How to Talk to Your Mother (Notes)” by Lorrie Moore, “Fixation of Belief” by philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce, and other high-minded topics because we’re snobs like that.

Text of the Lorrie Moore short story can be found by clicking here: http://www.narrativemagazine.com/issues/stories-week-2009-2010/how-talk-your-mother

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Saturday Show #102: Pet Milk by Stuart Dybek

Posted by Frank Marcopolos in MFA, Podcast, Saturday Show, Stories, Writing Group. No Comments

21st July

Surrounded by pit bulls, rattlesnakes, and mountain lions, the leather-jacketed renegades of the Austin Writing Workshop met to discuss the knife-blade vitality of art, literature, and philosophy, specifically the short story “Pet Milk” by Stuart Dybek and other kinds of narratives and forms.

After teaching for more than 30 years at Western Michigan University, where he … Read More »



Saturday Show #101: How to Write a Treatment (+ Silence of the Lambs)

4th July

What if you had an opportunity to get a treatment in front of actual Hollywood producers and directors, in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, a chance to seize everything you ever wanted? Would you capture it? Or let it slip?

The Austin Writing Workshop discusses treatments, to hilarious and endrunkening effect.

There are brief intros and an outtro by … Read More »



Marc Maron // Barack Obama // Malbec // Podcasting // Transformers

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4th July

Here are some excised clips from Saturday Show Literary Podcast #101:



The End of the Tour // David Foster Wallace // Jesse Eisenberg // Jason Segel // Infinite Jest

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1st July

Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace by David Lipsky
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is powerful for any Wallace fan simply because of the length of time we’re allowed to spend with the dead genius, listening directly to his words as transcribed from tapes by … Read More »