Saturday Show #71: Women by Charles Bukowski (Part 1)

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14th September

Saturday Show Podcast is a live recording of the Austin Writing Workshop, which is a grad-level fiction writing workshop led by a former professor of literature and philosophy. In this episode, the group examines the issue of autobiography in fiction as a technique to engage the reader. This topic is examined via the first 20 … Read More »



Saturday Show #70: Mother and I by Dave Eggers

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7th September

The Austin Writing Workshop is a fiction-writing workshop led by a former literature and philosophy professor. Listen in as the group discusses literary techniques, philosophy, and more on Saturday Show #70.

Detailed topics and approximate timestamps are below.

0:00 Excerpt from “Mother and I” by Dave Eggers

1:25 Frank’s introduction to the podcast

2:35 Group analysis of “Mother and … Read More »



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 »