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Saturday Show #75: The Hortlak by Kelly Link (Part 1)

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

25th October

More Kelly Linkness? Kelly’s website can be accessed by clicking this very link.



Bookworms Caught on Video!

Posted by Frank Marcopolos in Video. 1 Comment

19th October

During this Hangout, which is supposed to be about BOOKS, we spent a really long time making fun of my necktie, for some reason. Other than sartorial philosophy, we also discuss TE Lawrence’s “Seven Pillars,” “Econometrics,” “What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars,” the post-collapse (dystopian) works of James Wesley Rawls, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to … Read More »



Get You Some Guru-Filters!

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18th October

Back in the day, nobody knew nothin’. This can be proven empirically, but rather than giving myself a headache, let’s just go ahead and assume this is true. Or perhaps more accurately: very, very few people were wise because access to information was extremely limited.

Well, time does this thing where it never stops, and in … Read More »



Saturday Show #74: CivilWarLand in Bad Decline by George Saunders

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12th October

Live recording of the Austin Writing Workshop, a grad-level fiction writing meet-up held in Austin, TX. Approximate timestamps and topics are below.

0:00 Excerpt from “CivilWarLand in Bad Decline” written by George Saunders, performed by Frank Marcopolos

1:56 Frank’s introduction to the podcast

5:21 Workshop analysis … Read More »



Saturday Show #73: Women by Charles Bukowski (Part 3)

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5th October

Saturday Show Podcast is a live recording of the Austin Writing Workshop, a graduate-level fiction writing workshop focused on literary fiction and led by a former professor of literature and philosophy. In this episode, the group discusses the methods of unwrapping layers of … Read More »



Saturday Show #72: Women by Charles Bukowski (Part 2)

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

21st September

Saturday Show is a live recording of the Austin Writing Workshop, a grad-level fiction-writing workshop led by a former professor of literature and philosophy. The group aims to improve their craft of writing literary stories, within which can be explored profound themes of … Read More »



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

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

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

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

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 »