A podcast all about creative nonfiction, telling true stories and sharing them with the world. Excerpts of true, personal stories and interviews with their authors. Hosted by Janna Marlies Maron, editor & publisher of Under the Gum Tree magazine.
MTS 03: Food writing, bipolar disorder & Christina Rosetti with Kate Washington26/02/2016 Duración: 41min
Welcome to episode three of More to the Story, a podcast all about telling true stories and sharing them with the world! In this episode I talk with former Under the Gum Tree contributor, Kate Washington. Kate is a writer based in Sacramento, California. Her work has appeared in such publications as The Washington Post, Yoga Journal, Sunset and the Bellingham Review, and she is a contributing writer at Sactown magazine. She is a co-founder of Roan Press, a small nonprofit literary press. Kate’s essay “Promises Like Piecrust” appears in the October 2014 issue of Under the Gum Tree, and it was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. In this episode, we talk about: Kate’s writing background and what draws her to creative nonfiction The impetus for “Promises Like Piecrust” Precise language and descriptions when writing about food Christina Rosetti’s poem “Promises Like Piecrust,” and pies during the Victoria Age Promises, what they mean, and what happens when we inevitably break them Living with a mother who has bipolar
MTS 02: Writing about grief & shaving your head with Laurie Easter19/02/2016 Duración: 45min
Welcome to episode two of More to the Story, a podcast all about telling true stories and sharing them with the world! Today I talk with previous Under the Gum Tree contributor Laurie Easter. Laurie writes from her home in Southern Oregon where she lives in a funky little cabin off the grid and on the edge of wilderness. She holds an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and has been awarded a fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center. Her work has appeared in Hippocampus Magazine, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, and Oregon English Journal. She is working on an essay collection about loss and grief. Her essay, “Something to do With Baldness,” appears in the January 2014 issue of Under the Gum Tree, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. In this episode, we talk about: Laurie’s writing background and what draws her to creative nonfiction The impetus for writing “Something to do With Baldness” Writing about grief Laurie’s experience shaving her head Femininity and the perception of beauty The
MTS 01: Collecting vinyl records & father-daughter relationships with Katy Sargent12/02/2016 Duración: 33min
Welcome to episode one of More to the Story, a podcast all about telling true stories and sharing them with the world! In this episode I interview previous Under the Gum Tree contributor, Katy Sargent. Katy is a recent graduate from the Stonecoast MFA program. She is a freelance, nonfiction writer who dabbles in screenwriting. She lives in South Portland, Maine with her husband, two daughters and three chickens. Her story, “Long Play,” was published in the April 2014 issue of Under the Gum Tree, and she is one of four writers we published that year who were nominated for the Pushcart Prize, which is one of the most coveted literary awards. In this episode, we talk about: Katy’s writing background and what draws her to writing creative nonfiction Jo Ann Beard The Boys of My Youth and In Zanesville The origin of her story “Long Play” How connection to objects shapes our memories Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life, Steve Martin’s memoir Visit Katy online at enter link description herekatherinesargent.com Visit
MTS 00: What it means to tell stories without shame & the origin of Under the Gum Tree magazine with Janna Marlies Maron05/02/2016 Duración: 23min
Welcome to the pilot episode of More to the Story, a podcast all about telling true stories and sharing them with the world! In this first episode, I talk about: What to expect from this first season of More to the Story What it means to tell stories without shame Where the name Under the Gum Tree comes from My story “The Gum Tree” Sign up for Under the Gum Tree email list and get a free digital copy of the Premiere issue! Find more information about the magazine at UndertheGumTree.com Visit us online at moretothestorypodcast.com.