A special live authors’ roundtable is driven by questions from publishing execs and writers — about idea theft, the dangers of creating characters from real people, the perils of writing near-future sci-fi, and more! Recorded live at the Towne Book Center and Wine Bar. Legendary children’s book author Judy Schachner even shows up with a question or two for Oddcast cohosts Kelly Simmons, Merry Jones, Gregory Frost, Jon McGoran, and Keith Strunk.
This week on the Oddcast we talk with short-story author Richard Butner, who describes himself as a writer, occasional performer, and shipwrecked jester. He runs the annual Sycamore Hill Writers’ Conference, an extraordinarily successful and long-running peer-to-peer workshop hidden deep in the mountains of western North Carolina. Some of his unusual fiction is available in a collection from Small Beer Press.
On this edition of the Oddcast, we chat with Lynn Rosen, who over the past 30 years is or has been an author, a journalist, a blogger, an editor, a professor, a literary agent with her own agency, a former CRM at Barnes & Noble, and now an independent bookstore owner of Open Book in Elkins Park, PA. Our heads are spinning…
Recently she ran the 3rd Annual Writers at Work Conference with Philadelphia Stories editor Christine Weiser. So, listen in and find out why she’s known as The Lady of the Fork.