In Part 2 of his audio conversation with Joe Schuster, Paul Harding talks about his days as a jazz drummer with the band Cold Water Flat, how musical forms/passions have influenced his work as a novelist, and the futility of “blameless fiction.”
In an audio conversation, Paul Harding talks about focusing on art, unanswerable questions, and what it was like to write about the death of a child.
In part 2 of this audio conversation, Shawn Vestal talks about cross-gender writing, becoming a father in relation to his writing life, and reads from the story “Gulls.”
In an audio conversation, Shawn Vestal talks about faith and and its dark side, family and late-life blooming; and he reads from the collection’s imaginative and poignant opening story.
Listen to an audio interview with Karl Marlantes, who spoke with novelist and Bloom contributing writer Joe Schuster by phone.
Peter Ferry reads from the opening chapter of his debut novel Travel Writing.
“Nontraditional students tend to be hungrier [...] as a result they tend to work harder. Don was a ferocious worker. During workshops he would take notes like crazy, not say very much, and go home and just write like nobody’s business. It was not at all uncommon after workshop to have him completely redraft his story, just rethink the whole thing from the ground up.”