Category: Stories


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 … 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 … Read More »



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

Posted by Frank Marcopolos in Podcast, Saturday Show, Stories, Writing Group. 1 Comment

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 … 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 … 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 … Read More »



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

Posted by Frank Marcopolos in JD Salinger, Podcast, Saturday Show, Stories, Writing Group. 1 Comment

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 … Read More »



Saturday Show #62: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson and Ceil by Harold Brodkey (Are Discussed)

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29th June

This is a live recording of the Austin Writing Workshop, recorded on June 27, 2014 in North Austin, Texas. The AWW is a fiction-writing workshop focusing primarily on postmodern literary fiction and philosophy.

Podcast Timestamps:

0:00 Excerpt from “Fear … Read More »


Saturday Show #59: For Esme-With Love and Squalor by J.D. Salinger (Is Discussed)

Posted by Frank Marcopolos in JD Salinger, Podcast, Saturday Show, Stories, Writing Group. 2 comments

24th May

Live recording of the Austin Writing Workshop held on 5/23/14. The workshop analyzes “For Esme–With Love and Squalor” by J.D. Salinger, the movie “The Fourth Kind,” and postmodern literary fiction.

Purchase NINE STORIES by J.D. Salinger here
Purchase THE FOURTH KIND here


Saturday Show #55: The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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19th April

A performance of “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

The Yellow Wallpaper


Saturday Show #52: The Cloak by Isak Dinesen (Secretly Known as Karen Blixen) + A Secret History of the American Crash by Gonzalo Lira

9th March

What is the purpose of a postmodern literary story? How is it different from storytelling styles of the past? And why should you care? Plus, Frank reads an excerpt from “The Cloak” by Isak Dinesen (pen name of Danish author Karen Blixen) and … Read More »