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The Creative Nonfiction Podcast with Brendan O'Meara

Oct 22, 2021

Jen A. Miller returns after a near-five-year absence from the show to talk about her new e-book about supercharging your freelance career. She's @byJenAMiller on Twitter.

Sponsor love: West Virginia Wesleyan College's MFA in Creative Writing and Casualty of Words, a writing podcast for people in a hurry.


Oct 15, 2021

Jeannine Ouellette is the author of the memoir The Part That Burns (Split/Lip Press). She can be reached @msjeannineouellette on Instagram and @_elephantrock on Twitter.

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Oct 8, 2021

Susan Orlean is the best selling author of The Library Book, Rin Tin Tin, and The Orchid Thief. She's a staff writer for The New Yorker and her latest collection is On Animals.

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Oct 1, 2021

Laura Todd Carns (@LauraToddCarns) comes by the show to talk about her Atavist feature "Searching for Mr. X."

We also hear from the lead editor of the piece Seyward Darby. Visit to read the piece and subscribe to The Atavist.

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Sep 24, 2021

Athena Dixon (@AthenaDDixon) is the author of the essay collection "The Incredible Shrinking Woman." 

We talk about day jobs, finding the time to write, and stringing together essays for a collection.

Sponsors: West Virginia Wesleyan College's MFA in Creative Writing and the Empathy Prize.

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