Brian Alan Ellis runs House of Vlad Press. Grant Faulkner is the executive director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the co-founder of 100 Word Story. Erin Calabria is a co-founding editor at Empty House Press.
Welcome to Micro, a podcast for short, but powerful writing. I’m your host, Drew Hawkins.
Sumac trees, toads, and Kate Bush’s hill. This is an episode on stories, memory, and place. Take a seat and take a literary break, nothing but goodness here.
Thirty days worth of living, writing, process and perchance are encapsulated in this first piece, titled “NANOWRIMO (National Novel Writing Month), Or, The Part of The Novel”. Written by Brian Alan Ellis, this piece was published in Hobart. Enjoy.
Brian Alan Ellis runs House of Vlad Press, and is the author of several books, including SAD LAUGHTER (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2018) and HOBBIES YOU ENJOY, which is serialized daily on Instagram (@hobbiesyouenjoy). You can find him on Twitter at @brianalanellis, on Instagram at @depressedwriterasshole, or on his website at neutralspaces.co/brianalanellis.
Our second piece just so happens to come from the founder of NaNoWriMo, Grant Faulkner. While not explicitly about writing, this brief piece does touch on stories. Published in Green Mountains Review, it’s called “The Toad.” Enjoy.
Grant Faulkner is the executive director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the co-founder of 100 Word Story. You can find him on Twitter at @grantfaulkner, or on his website at grantfaulkner.com.
Our third piece moves through time and place as if it’s all relative (hint, it is indeed). anchored in detail and dialogue, it’s called “Ames Hill.” It was written by Erin Calabria and published in Pithead Chapel. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Erin Calabria is a co-founding editor at Empty House Press, which publishes writing about home, place, and memory. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram at @Erin_Calabria, or on her website at erincalabria.net.
And that’s our show. Thanks so much for stopping by. This episode was edited and curated by Dylan Evers and produced and hosted by me, Drew Hawkins. Our theme song is by Matt Ordes. MayMay Kaufman runs our social media.
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