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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

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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 »


Saturday Show #61: Fireworks by Richard Ford (Is Discussed)

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8th June

Live recording of the Austin Writing Workshop held on June 6, 2014. Topics debated include “Fireworks” by Richard Ford, Raymond Carver stories, postmodern literary fiction, impotent narrators, “The Sportswriter,” the Fourth of July as a paradoxical holiday, the BBC series “Sherlock,” and a draft of a Frank Marcopolos short story tentatively entitled “Storytime.” We apologize … Read More »


Saturday Show #60: Little Birds by Anais Nin (Is Discussed)

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31st May

Live recording of the Austin Writing Workshop on May 30, 2014. Topics: the erotica-ish short story “Little Birds” by Anais Nin, the movie, “The Name of the Rose” starring Sean Connery and Christian Slater, and, as always, postmodern literary fiction and philosophy. I apologize for the volume of the air conditioning. And the dogs. Enjoy!


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

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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 #58: So Much Water So Close to Home by Raymond Carver (Is Discussed)

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18th May

Live recording of The Austin Writing Workshop at “The Compound” in Austin, Texas on May 16, 2014. Topics discussed include: Raymond Carver’s “So Much Water So Close to Home,” the Jodie Foster/Matthew McConaughey movie “Contact,” a member-submitted story, and postmodern literature in general, including its practical and theoretical antecedents both in literature and philosophy. Cookies … Read More »


Saturday Show #57: The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant (Is Discussed)

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10th May

Buy “The Necklace” and other short stories by Guy de Maupassant HERE.


Saturday Show #56: The Use of Force by William Carlos Williams

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27th April

A performance of the short story, “The Use of Force” by William Carlos Williams.


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