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Saturday Show #92: The Laughing Man by J.D. Salinger

11th April

The Austin Writing Workshop returns from hiatus to discuss a piece of micro-fiction and then “The Laughing Man” by J.D. Salinger. Buy Nine Stories here. Click here to read what Goodreads readers have to say about the story (and compare/contrast with the AWW! For funsies!)

Approximate time stamps and micro-descriptions of topics discussed are provided below. … Read More »



Infinite Ending Sample #2: Load-Out by Frank Marcopolos

Posted by Frank Marcopolos in Infinite Ending: Ten Stories. No Comments

4th April

This is one of the ten stories collected in INFINITE ENDING. Click here to purchase.

“The Load-Out/Stay” by Jackson Browne (video) below:



ALMOST HOME Audiobook Giveaways

Posted by Frank Marcopolos in Almost Home Novel. No Comments

1st April

ACX/Audible.com gives me 25 complimentary download codes for each book I sell through them. So, if you wanted to grab the audiobook version of ALMOST HOME, but were too stingy to fork over the dough, you may use one of these codes (below) to nab it for free. If you do that, I would **beg** … Read More »



Saturday Show #91: Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (+ Lecture on THEME)

28th March

On this episode of the podcast, Professor Jim gives a fascinating lecture on theme. Also, a member-submitted story is discussed. Pull quote: “William Shakespeare’s entire canon is concerned with the pathos of the irretrievability of time.” Discuss.

Listing of topics discussed and approximate time stamps are below:

0:00 Podcast Teaser

0:17 Infinite Ending Advert

0:53 Podcast Intro

1:46 Professorial lecture … Read More »



Saturday Show #90: The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

14th March

For this episode, a brief discussion of irony in literature and then a performance of the classic short story, “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry, the punster and trick endingster. Enjoy!



Saturday Show #89: 21 Down by David Sedaris

7th March

You may think of David Sedaris as the smart, funny, gay writer that everyone seems to love. But he’s also something else entirely and it is *this* identity that holds the key to his phenomenal success. David Sedaris is an iconoclast.

What is an iconoclast, anyways? Mr. Wikipedia sez: “People who engage in or support iconoclasm … Read More »



Saturday Show #88: Expelled by John Cheever

21st February

Read “Expelled” by clicking HERE.

A modernish fairy tale? What is the traditional role of the fairy tale in human life? According to Robert Bly, “The knowledge of how to build a nest in a bare tree, how to fly to the wintering place, how to perform the mating dance–all of this information is stored in … Read More »



Saturday Show #87: Everything is Green by David Foster Wallace

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

8th February

The Austin Writing Workshop discusses a short story by the legendary David Foster Wallace and a member story. Wine flowed, food was consumed, and good times were had by all. Also, too: writing techniques galore, literary theory, and a wee bit of philosophy. An enjoyable listen.

Approximate time stamps and detailed topics are listed below:

0:00 INFINITE … Read More »



On Being Reviewed

Posted by Frank Marcopolos in Infinite Ending: Ten Stories. No Comments

5th February

I looked at my Gmail this morning and saw this subject in my Inbox: “[Kirkus Indie] Your review is ready to download.” I felt a nervous pang-flash in my chest, and my heart rate increased. I didn’t want to open it, but I also DID, really bad. I ignored it for 5 seconds, then swallowed … Read More »



Saturday Show #86: Where Will All the Buildings Go? by Laura van den Berg

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

24th January

The Austin Writing Workshop is led by a former professor of literature and philosophy at Texas State University. The group meets more-or-less weekly in Austin, Texas to improve members’ writing, drink wine, and eat gluten-free snacks. This podcast is a recording of the group’s meetings. This week we discuss a story by Laura van den … Read More »