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The Writer's Hot Seat

Cracking Open the MFA: Exploring Science Writing with Bethann Merkle

25 September 2019 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

"What are you going to do with your MFA?" We've all heard this question before. Most people with a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in creative writing use their degree...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Peter Mishler

15 March 2019 on Blog, Poetry, The Writer's Hot Seat

Peter Mishler is the author of Fludde (Sarabande, 2018), a book of poems selected for the Kathryn A. Morton prize in poetry by Dean Young, who said, “Fludde makes us feel,...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Keith O’Brien

22 February 2019 on Blog, Nonfiction, The Writer's Hot Seat

Keith O’Brien’s bestselling 2018 release, Fly Girls, received rave reviews from the likes of The Wall Street Journal, Kirkus Reviews and Publisher’s Weekly, among many others, and was listed as...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Kim Adrian

09 November 2018 on Nonfiction, The Writer's Hot Seat

Kim Adrian is the author of The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet, a memoir that David Shields calls “a stunning merger of form and content,” and Sock, which is part of Bloomsbury’s Object Lessons Series and...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Alice McDermott

09 March 2018 on Blog, Fiction, The Writer's Hot Seat

National Book Award Winning author and UNH alumna Alice McDermott recently visited University of New Hampshire as part of UNH’S Department of English Writers Series. Enshrined in the glow of...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Mira Ptacin

02 February 2018 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Mira Ptacin reports on women in trouble—in trouble with the law, with the economy, with their bodies, with ghosts. Her memoir, Poor My Soul, has been called “a funny and...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Fred Marchant

15 December 2017 on Blog, Poetry, The Writer's Hot Seat

Barnstorm reader Katie Brunero recently talked with poet Fred Marchant about his new collection of poetry, Said Not Said, guidance for new poets, technique versus craft, and the best revision advice he's...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Lisa Olstein

10 November 2017 on Blog, Poetry, The Writer's Hot Seat

Lisa Olstein is the author of four poetry collections: Late Empire; Radio Crackling, Radio Gone, winner of the Hayden Carruth Award; Lost Alphabet, a Library Journal best book of the year selection; and Little Stranger, named a top...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Devin Murphy

06 October 2017 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Fiction Editor Kaely Horton Devin Murphy's debut novel, The Boat Runner, is out now with Harper Perennial/Harper Collins. He is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Bradley University. His fiction has...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Benjamin Ludwig

14 October 2016 on Blog, Fiction, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Shannon Slocum and Alix McManus Benjamin Ludwig is a life-long teacher of English and writing in New Hampshire. He and his wife are foster/adoptive parents. His novella, Sourdough, won the...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Mira Ptacin

22 April 2016 on The Writer's Hot Seat

  Interview by Holland Prior Not too far from our hallowed University of New Hampshire halls you will find Mira Ptacin, a creative nonfiction writer who lives off the coast...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Rebecca Makkai

01 April 2016 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Carter Foster Rebecca Makkai is the author of three books. Her first novel, The Borrower, follows a young librarian's journey across the country with a boy who has...

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