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The Creative Nonfiction Podcast with Brendan O'Meara

May 22, 2020

"I tried to write fiction and other things and it just kept being there and wanting to be written about," says Emma Copley Eisenberg about her nonfiction book, The Third Rainbow Girl.

In this show we talk about her soiree into journalism world, the many false starts her book took, and pushing the boundaries in creative...


May 15, 2020

Ruby McConnell (@rubygonewild) is the author of Ground Truth: A Geological Survey of a Life (Overcup Press).

We talk about the rigor and discipline of dance and how that prepared her for writing, why geology is a great "writer's science," and so much more.

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Dec 20, 2019

Jake Gronsky, author of A Short Season and a Best American Sports Writing 2019 Notable Selection joins me to talk about writing and always having that apprentice mindset.

This episode is sponsored by Bay Path University's MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing

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Nov 22, 2019

"Time is doing so much work," says Elisa Gabbert, the essayist and poet.

This episode's patron is Bay Path University's MFA in Creative Nonfiction writing

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