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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 »



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 sunny Austin, Texas. Included is an excerpt from the short story, “Sex … 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 excerpts from the short stories “The Chrysanthemums” by Steinbeck and “The Stranger” … Read More »



Saturday Show #64: All That by David Foster Wallace and Annie Hall by Woody Allen

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20th July

Fans of David Foster Wallace, Dave Eggers, Jonathan Franzen, Kingsley Amis, Haruki Murakami, Alice Munro, Woody Allen, and J.D. Salinger would enjoy this podcast. It is a live recording of the Austin Writing Workshop, held in North Austin on Friday, July 18, 2014. The group discusses postmodern literature and philosophy with details listed in the … Read More »


Saturday Show #63: Happy Endings by Margaret Atwood and Opposite Days by Frank Marcopolos

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

11th July

Fans of Kingsley Amis, Dave Eggers, Margaret Atwood, and Haruki Murakami will enjoy this podcast. It is a live recording of a meeting of the Austin Writing Workshop held on July 9, 2014. Excerpts from “Happy Endings” by Margaret Atwood and “Opposite Days” by Frank Marcopolos are also included. The main topics of discussion 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 and Loathing in Las Vegas” by Hunter S. Thompson
2:51 Frank’s introduction to the … Read More »