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Saturday Show #88: Expelled by John Cheever

21st February

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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 … 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

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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 … 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

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24th January

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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 … Read More »



Saturday Show #85: Today’s Special by David Sedaris

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

17th January

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What can we do with humor in literature? Listen to this episode of Saturday Show as the Austin Writing Workshop discusses the finer points of comedic writing and much, much more.

0:00 Introduction to Podcast

0:39 … Read More »



New Literary Drinking Game Breaks All the Rules

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

15th January

Key Quotes from the Game and Post-Game:

Matt Gilliland: Jeff Riggenbach is the voice of my interior monologue.

Frank Marcopolos: I don’t have any kids, but each one of these stories should be considered a child of mine.

Mike Reid: Does ANYone live within 1,000 miles of me?

Jeff Riggenbach: I’m older than dirt.

Tracy Lawson: This vanilla vodka is … Read More »



Saturday Show #84: Cat in the Rain by Ernest Hemingway

11th January

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This episode of the podcast features a performance of the short story “Cat in the Rain” by Ernest Hemingway. Also, a discussion of literary techniques follows by the Austin Writing Workshop, wherein Hemingway’s style … Read More »



Saturday Show #82: Cat in the Rain by Ernest Hemingway

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24th December

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A performance by Frank Marcopolos of the short story “Cat in the Rain” by Ernest Hemingway. From Wikipedia: “Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American author and journalist. His economical and … Read More »



Saturday Show #81: Why I Transformed Myself Into a Nightingale by Wolfgang Hildesheimer

20th December

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As you might expect, this episode opens with a discussion of Pyrrhonean Skepticism and its ancient Greek opponent, Dogmatism. The group discusses the parallels between that dynamic and the current dynamic between Modenism and Postmodernism. We then … Read More »



Moving Beyond Ayn Rand: Why Postmodernism is the Most Effective Literary Genre for Advancing Libertarian Ideas

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

16th December

NOTE: This essay appears as a part of my new collection of 10 stories and 2 essays entitled INFINITE ENDING, now available.

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I. Introduction

Within the vast expanse of literature that has been produced over the past few decades and which can be characterized as postmodern, readers find a wide range of ideas that can come into … Read More »