Episode 148: Empathy in Literature

On June 19, 2021, Rex was out of town so Kasie welcomed guest Len Lawson to the program for a conversation about empathy. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day(s) Special Guest Len Lawson and Empathy in Literature Agenda This summer’s work Meet Len Lawson What is empathy and how does literature connect…

Episode 144: Writers & Taboos

On May 15th, Kasie and Rex took on the topic of taboo subjects in literature. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day(s) Taboo Topics in Literature Agenda What it means to be taboo History of taboo-ness in writing The purpose and benefits of taboo topics in literature How to do it Segment 1…

Episode 88: Dystopia IRL

On March 28, 2020, Kasie and Rex talked about the rise of dystopian literature and whether we can see more COVID-19 Pandemic-related stories. Here are the show notes: Your Hosts Kasie Whitener, author, After December Rex Hurst, author, Across the Wounded Galaxy Theme for the day What can Dystopian literature do for you Agenda Virtually…

Episode 62: Poetry as Social Activism

On September 28, Kasie and Rex invited local poet John Starino into the studio. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Poetry as Social Activism  Agenda Get to know John Starino The Utah Phillips opportunity Poetry for Social Good The poetry underground here in Columbia Segment 1 John Starino and I first met…

Episode 51: The Structure of a Short Story

On July 13th, we revisited our Short Story discussion this time focusing on structure. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Short Story — Structure Agenda Short Story Basics Structure of a short story How to Write a Short Story Segment 1 So last week we kicked off Short Story month by talking…