Creative Writing

02.16.2014

How do you win friends and influence people if you're an immigrant from Leningrad who's bullied at school?   You write your way to friendship.  That's what Gary Shteyngart did. We meet him in this hour as we explore creative writing.  Also, the connection between alcohol and creativity.  And how The Trickster can help you discover your true creative potential.

  1. Little Failure - Gary Shteyngart

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    Gary Shteyngart talks about his memoir, "Little Failure."

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  2. Writers and Drinking - Olivia Laing

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    Olivia Laing talks about her book, "The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking."

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  3. Sonic Sidebar: John Cheever's "The Swimmer"

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    Olivia Laing says John Cheever's "The Swimmer" is one of the finest short stories every written. 

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  4. The Trickster's Hat - Nick Bantock

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    Nick Bantock talks about his book, "The Trickster's Hat: A Mischievous Apprenticeship in Creativity."

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  5. Dangerous Ideas: Peace Is Now

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    Psychologist Steven Pinker's Dangerous Idea? We may be living in the most peaceful time of our species’ existence.

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  6. On Our Minds - Charlie Parker

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    Today, thanks to Black History Month, legendary jazz saxophonist and composer Charlie "Bird" Parker is on our minds.

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