I just finished up another podcast for the University Center for Writing Based Learning at DePaul.
This episode is about online outlets for writers, how they can get published online and ways that they can join the writing community. I helped interview, edit, and host this episode. We play around with more bumper music, so this episode has some nice musical breaks in it.
There are two great interviews in this episode. The first is with Randy Richardson, the president of the Chicago Writer’s Association. The second interview is with John Whitehead, the founder of the online magazine Gadfly.
So here is the episode of the writing center podcast. So this on is called “Literature After Dark.”
As a little background, this is the second installment of our three-part series about resources for writers in Chicago. The previous episode was about physical publications that a writer could submit their work to. This episode looked at venues for writers to go to either read or hear other authors read their work. The upcoming episode will be about online publications that a writer can submit their work to.
In this episode, the podcasting group attended three different writing events around the city. First we went to Essay Fiesta at the Book Cellar. Then we went to the Green Mill Uptown Poetry Slam. Lastly, we went to Reading Under the Influence for their themed event, “Poisons.”
The audio is right here, so have fun listening. It’s a cool show, I promise. You get to hear bits of people’s work, and you really get a feel for what it is like at the event. There are also some interviews with authors and managers alike.
And you get to hear me saying “monocle.”
You can go here to find this podcast and our previous podcasts. I was only involved in the creation of Season 2.
So it’s been a while. I’ve been working at the DePaul University Center for Writing Based Learning (who has their own blog, go figure) editing papers and making a podcast and interning at the Chicago Tribune Media Services writing stories and such things. So I guess I’ve been busy?
But I have been working on stuff that will be up on the blog in the very near future, namely another podcast post and my story that will appear in the Chicago Tribune and online on July 31st.
The podcast is exciting. No really. The podcasting team went to three different readings, Essay Fiesta, the Green Mill’s Uptown Poetry Slam and Reading Under the Influence. We took audio of people reading at the event and also snagged some interviews with not only the authors themselves, but also the people that put the event together. All in all an enjoyable read if I do say so myself.
The Trib article is a surprise. One that I will post on July 31st.
On a different note, I have been reading George R. R. Martin’s A Dance With Dragons. After getting 599 pages into the 958 page mammoth, I feel abused.
I am also part of a podcasting team for the DePaul University Center for Writing Based Learning. The podcast discusses all aspects of writing and also venues for writers to get their work published or read.