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The Parable Arrows Podcast: Where hosts Josh and Femi wrestle with stories to seek deeper truths. By analyzing the stories of our culture and the Bible, they aim to teach and encourage Christians to use the media they consume as a tool for evangelism. Find their original short fiction and additional content at: https://www.parablearrows.com/
 
There is more to writing than just writing. Good writing involves seduction, persuasion, logic, charm, wisdom, wit, humor, and so much more. It involves abstract (yet fundamental) things that are rarely discussed in writing books. This podcast will look at the interplay between writing and psychology, philosophy, and even spirituality.
 
The Nine Dots Prize is a prize for creative thinking that tackles contemporary societal issues. The aim of the Prize is to promote, encourage and engage innovative thinking to address problems facing the modern world. We look for entries that are based on evidence and research but that are written creatively for a wide audience. These podcasts aim to help applicants think about key aspects of their work before submitting a response to the Prize.
 
James and Ashley are staying at home. Partly because there’s a pandemic, partly because they’re writers, and partly because of their health. Through discussions and interviews, they explore the big questions: how do books get written? How do people live with chronic illness? And just what ARE you reading? Hosted by James McKenzie Watson, winner of the 2021 Penguin Literary Prize, and Ashley Kalagian Blunt, author of 'How to Be Australian.'
 
AAWW Radio is the podcast of the Asian American Writers' Workshop, an NYC literary arts space at the intersection of migration, race, and social justice. Listen to AAWW Radio and you’ll hear selected audio from our current and past events, as well as occasional original episodes. We’ve hosted established writers like Claudia Rankine, Maxine Hong Kingston, Roxane Gay, Amitav Ghosh, Ocean Vuong, Solmaz Sharif, and Jenny Zhang. Our events are intimate and intellectual, quirky yet curated, and d ...
 
The Creative Writers Toolbelt gives practical accessible advice and encouragement to Creative writers. Each episode explores an aspect of creative writing technique, with examples, allowing you to apply what you learn immediately to your writing. We also throw in the occasional interview with writers and other artists, exploring their wisdom on subjects like story, style, character and the writing process
 
It was the summer of 1917. Abelia Brody and Robert Bishop are two lonely people brought together by fate, in a time of war. Lilac Wine weaves their story through the lens of history. Join author Bruce Janu as he reads from his novel-in-progress, bringing his audience on a candid journey through the creative writing process. Become part of the process, offer suggestions and constructive criticism. Lilac Wine: The Podcast is a unique, crowd-edited novel in real-time. Join the discussion, make ...
 
The StoryArk Network empowers youth voice and celebrates student storytelling by featuring a collection of narrative podcasts written, performed, recorded and produced by students in grades six through twelve. Professional writers, filmmakers, actors, musicians and a whole crew of other interesting characters share their talent, stories and expertise through interviews and free resources. Find out more at StoryArk.org and be sure to download our free app through the Apple or Android stores f ...
 
The Fantasy and sci-fi book club discussion podcast you have been missing. Literature discussion done right! We, The Shoutouts, from Lyket Entertainment, have a book club discussion on our favorite fantasy and sci-fi literature with select wine, beer, ale, and rum. We will often be reading Brandon Sanderson and the Cosmere, Brent Weeks, Stephen King, Robert Jordan, and many more. We like books, we like fantasy, we like sci-fi, we like craft drinks, and we love shenanigans! Join us, read with ...
 
The Think in Translation podcast is a literature podcast series featuring international authors, translators, publishers and booksellers, with the aim of making translated books accessible to all readers. Created by Vagabond Voices Publishing with the support of The Space and Creative Scotland. We post new episodes every second Thursday, starting 29 March. Twitter: @VagabondVoices Facebook: @vagabond.voices #ThinkInTranslation vagabondvoices.co.uk/think-in-translation
 
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James and Ashley interview Michelle Tom about her stunning memoir 'Ten Thousand Aftershocks.' In it, they discuss the captivating and highly original structure of Michelle's book, the strange parallels between childhood trauma and earthquakes, and the transformative power of owning your narrative. Learn more about Michelle on her website, and buy a…
 
James and Ashley interview Kay Kerr and Anna Whateley, neurodiverse authors of young-adult fiction. In it, Kay and Anna discuss their journeys to diagnosis as adults, their upcoming second books, and their remarkable friendship. Learn more about Kay on her website, and buy a copy of her debut novel 'Please Don't Hug Me' from your local bookshop, Bo…
 
Hi and welcome to this brief message about the Creative Writer’s Toolbelt podcast. I have news! The Creative Writer’s Toolbelt is relaunching on Friday 3rd September. To catch all the new episodes you can subscribe to the podcast here: https://the-creative-writers-toolbelt.castos.com/ After a hiatus of about 18 months I am restarting the podcast. T…
 
James and Ashley interview Fiona Murphy about her memoir 'The Shape of Sound.' In it, they discuss the complexities of Deaf culture and identity, the corrosive power of secrets, and the challenges of being deaf in the healthcare industry. Learn more about Fiona on her website, and buy a copy of The Shape of Sound from your local bookshop, Booktopia…
 
2020 and 2021 were years that will sadly be categorized by hate, division, and distrust. In Disney's 2021 fantasy movie Raya and the Last Dragon, the creative team tackled a huge and very relevant set of questions: What breeds distrust? What does it take to overcome personal wounds? How do we truly bring people deeply at odds back together? Using t…
 
James and Ashley are interviewed by Amy Lovat of Secret Book Stuff (who they interviewed in episode 34), for Amy & Laura's radio show 'Reading Makes You Better in Bed.' In it, they discuss reading habits, the history of James and Ashley's podcast, and whether or not reading really does make you better in bed. This interview originally aired on Newc…
 
James and Ashley interview Amy and Laura, multitalented writers, social entrepreneurs, and radio hosts/podcasters from Newcastle, NSW. In it, they discuss the story behind Secret Book Stuff, transformative writing, and, of course, why reading makes you better in bed. You can learn more about Secret Book Stuff on their website, follow them on Instag…
 
James and Ashley interview GP and author Joanna Nell about her new novel 'The Great Escape from Woodland's Nursing Home.' In it, they discuss positive ageing, the challenges faced by Australia's aged care system, and the runaway success of the 'uplit' genre. Learn more about Joanna on her website, and buy a copy of 'The Great Escape from Woodland's…
 
Hello all! We are so sorry for taking this long to get these episodes out. I cannot even describe the events in life that delayed these episodes, but we are back in action. And don’t worry our Mistborn series is continuing! We are recorded and ready to release those as well, but first we wanted to release this very special episode on the Wolf and T…
 
James and Ashley interview RWR McDonald about his new novel 'Nancy Business,' follow-up to the bestselling 'The Nancys.' In it, they discuss the parallels between the original girl detective Nancy Drew and The Nancys' Tippy Chan, the art of balancing the humorous and heavy in fiction writing, and the physical toll of a creative life. Learn more abo…
 
The Bible talks a lot about freedom, but usually not in the way common to Americans, including the American church. In this follow up discussion to a video Josh and Femi recorded last year, they do their best to tackle the nuances surrounding America, Freedom, and the Gospel. What does the Bible suggest to be proper expressions of freedom? How shou…
 
Parable Arrows is an online collective of artists and deep thinkers using their love of creativity and Pop Culture to make better stories, analyze and dissect media, and train Christians to use the content they consume as a tool to build connections for the sake of sharing the Gospel. In this pilot episode, Josh and Femi explain the meaning of the …
 
James and Ashley interview Ruhi Lee, author of the hilarious and heartbreaking memoir 'Good Indian Daughter.' In it, they discuss what it means to be a girl in a South Asian family, the notion of unconditional parental love, and how one generation avoids making the same mistakes as the last. Follow Ruhi on Instagram (@lee_ruhi), and buy a copy of '…
 
Ashley interviews a mystery guest from the Varuna Writer's House in Katoomba, NSW, where he's midway through a residential fellowship (hint: it's James). An episode for both those who've never been on a residential writing retreat and those who want to reminisce about their time at Varuna! You can learn more about Varuna and the incredible work it …
 
We have a special interview with author Matthew Salesses, conducted by writer and anthropologist May Ngo back in February. Together, they dissect Matthew’s book Craft in the Real World, and have deep conversations about making writing workshops more equally accessible and how to think about one’s audience. They question the concept of agency, and h…
 
James and Ashley interview Yumiko Kadota about her memoir 'Emotional Female,' which tells the story of her time as a junior doctor in the NSW public system. In it, they discuss the devastating effects of burnout, the difficulties women of colour face in the public health system, and the possible future directions of chronic fatigue research. Follow…
 
AAWW and indie bookstore Books Are Magic partned together to celebrate musician Michelle Zauner’s debut memoir, Crying In H Mart. Best known for her work as the musician Japanese Breakfast, Zauner’s memoir is an astonishing debut: a rich, intimate, and lyrical story about finding yourself, and the enduring power of food and family. Zauner is joined…
 
AAWW celebrates the paperback launch of C Pam Zhang’s debut novel How Much of These Hills is Gold, which was longlisted for The Booker Prize, among other accolades. Since its publication last spring, this haunting, spare, and achingly beautiful novel has been widely praised for turning its unflinching gaze on the people and legends of the American …
 
James and Ashley interview Emily Maguire about her stunning new novel 'Love Objects.' In it, they discuss our relationships with our belongings, the psychology of hoarding, and the beauty of writing for connection. Learn more about Emily on her website, and buy a copy of 'Love Objects' from your local bookshop, Booktopia or wherever else books are …
 
Hello all! We finish our discussion on Shadow of Self, the Wax and Wayne series book 2 by Brandon Sanderson. We talk about the intense ending of the book, Harmony's plan and abilities, the potential world crossover and so much more. Fantasy and sci-fi literature book club discussion podcast often reading Brandon Sanderson and the Cosmere, Brent Wee…
 
We're featuring audio from our recent event Anti-Asian Violence and Black-Asian Solidarity Today presented by Tamara K. Nopper. This lecture examines the merging of fighting “anti-Asian violence” with the promotion of “Black-Asian solidarity” in the context of COVID-19, and considers the work these narratives are doing and if they challenge or prom…
 
James and Ashley interview Luke Stegemann, author of 'Amnesia Road.' In it, they discuss the parallels between South-West Queensland and rural Andalusia's violent pasts, the ongoing ramifications of near-forgotten genocides, and little black dogs that portend death. You can follow Luke on Twitter, or buy a copy of 'Amnesia Road' from your local boo…
 
In time for the Association of Asian American Studies Conference that kicks off this week, we’re reposting an episode from the newly launched Journal of Asian American Studies podcast! We discuss a unique special issue of The Journal of Asian American Studies: #WeToo, a reader of Art, Poetry, Fiction, and Memoir, that seeks to answer the question, …
 
We're celebrating Priyanka Champaneri’s debut novel, The City of Good Death. Priyanka will be in conversation with special guest Marjan Kamali, author of The Stationery Shop. Winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, The City of Good Death is an immersive family saga exploring death, rebirth, and redemption set in India’s holy c…
 
James and Ashley listen to some audio of themselves when unwell and have a conversation about the psychological impacts of chronic ill-health, the fears and anxieties that accompany invisible illnesses, and how difficult conversations like this one are to have. Books (and cults) discussed in this episode: Far from the Tree by Andrew Solomon; Earthl…
 
Acclaimed poet, novelist, and essayist Kazim Ali joins the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and Milkweed Editions to launch his new memoir, Northern Light: Power, Land, and the Memory of Water. Northern Light, a sensitive and elegantly structured exploration of land and power, is told through Ali’s recollections of his childhood in Manitoba, and th…
 
Join the Asian American Writers’ Workshop as we celebrate award-winning writer Chang-rae Lee’s electrifying new novel, My Year Abroad. A surprising, tender, and humorous work, My Year Abroad is a story unique to Chang-rae Lee’s immense talents as a writer, and explores the division between East and West, capitalism, mental health, mentorship, and m…
 
Hello all! We start our discussion on Shadow of Self, the Wax and Wayne series book 2 by Brandon Sanderson. We talk about Wax and Wayne's character development, relationships between the characters including Steris, Marasi, MeLaan, and more. Cheers! Fantasy and sci-fi literature book club discussion podcast often reading Brandon Sanderson and the C…
 
James and Ashley interview Kavita Bedford, author of the novel 'Friends & Dark Shapes.' In it, they discuss the isolation and anonymity that comes with modern city living, the implications this disconnect has for those grieving, and the troubled relationship Sydney millennials have with their city and its identity. Learn more about Kavita on her we…
 
AAWW is delighted to celebrate the launch of writer Nikesh Shukla’s new memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family, and Home. An intimate look at love, grief, and fatherhood, Shukla’s memoir “bears witness to our turbulent times” (Bernardine Evaristo) with humor, honesty, and hope. Shukla is joined in conversation by Mira Jacob, author of Good Ta…
 
In the anthology Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism!, Daisy Hernandez and Bushra Rehman have collected a bold group of emerging writers whose prescient and intimate writing paints an expansive portrait of the experience of being women and femmes of color. The first edition of the anthology became an instant classic in 2002, and…
 
James and Ashley interview David Vann, author of seven internationally bestselling novels including 2019's 'Halibut on the Moon.' In it, they discuss the trauma that inspired and haunts much of his work, the creative process that fosters his raw and visceral writing style, and the difficulties even an author of his status and calibre faces in the m…
 
Hello all! Here we finish our discussion on The Alloy of Law, the Wax and Wayne series book 1 by Brandon Sanderson. We get a chance to talk about Wax and Wayne, Miles, the story, and some of the other major characters like Steris, Ranette, and more. Cheers! Fantasy and sci-fi literature book club discussion podcast often reading Brandon Sanderson a…
 
Our series Radical Thinkers places radical academics directly in conversation with trailblazing writers, poets, and artists, creating and nurturing two-way dialogues that will interrogate some of the most pressing issues facing Asian and Asian diasporic communities today. Featuring an interdisciplinary lineup of scholars and creatives, these unexpe…
 
We're celebrating the release of Lee Isaac Chung's critically acclaimed film Minari, a tender portrait of a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. Today’s podcast features audio from our pre-release screening talkback with director Lee Isaac Chung and novelist Min Jin Lee.…
 
James and Ashley interview Nash, artist and author of 'What to Expect When You're Immigrating,' a hilarious and insightful commentary on the Australian immigration process. In it, they discuss using humour to cope with stressful situations, the challenges faced by new arrivals to Australia, and the commonalities between Sri Lanka and Melbourne (hin…
 
Hello all! We finally made it to the 2nd era of Mistborn! Here we talk about The Alloy of Law, the Wax and Wayne series book 1 by Brandon Sanderson. We get a chance to talk about our intro thoughts, the progression of Scadrial into the western and semi-industrial era, our feelings about the main characters, and the new magic system elements introdu…
 
Hello all! This is our final discussion on the Mistborn series era one, book 3, The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson. We still apologize as the audio is still from the old setup (pre-recorded) and about the same as the previous part. It's not the best, but please enjoy it anyway. We talk about Vin, Marsh, what could be next for the world, the miss…
 
Join the Asian American Writers’ Workshop for the official launch of Te-Ping Chen’s extraordinary debut short story collection, Land of Big Numbers. Assured and immersive, the stories in Land of Big Numbers move confidently between the United States and China, shifting from realism to magical realism, and forming intimate portraits that draw from C…
 
This bonus episode contains a ten-minute excerpt from the newly released audiobook of Ashley's first book, 'My Name is Revenge.' On 17 December 1980, at 9:47 am, two men shot the Turkish consul-general to Sydney and his bodyguard near the consul's home in Vaucluse. The assassins aimed, fired, and vanished. A finalist in the 2018 Carmel Bird Digital…
 
What are the radical possibilities of catalyzing cross-racial feminist solidarities, imaginations, and substantive realities? What revolutions must we create within ourselves to dismantle our prejudices, discrimination, and silences to create the world we want to see? Today’s podcast features audio from our recent event Siblings in Liberation, Blac…
 
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