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 15: Disability in literature & writing about life in a particular body with Rebeckah Taussig21/12/2017 Duración: 39min
I talk with writer and Under the Gum Tree contributor Rebekah Taussig about disability in literature, the discomfort of engaging with people different from we are, and writing about life in a particular body.
MTS 14: Place often makes the people & paying attention to surroundings Liz Stephens14/12/2017 Duración: 33min
I talk with writer and Under the Gum Tree contributor Liz Stephens about writing about place, whether people create a place or vice versa, the inconvenience of wanting something that isn't easy, and paying attention to surroundings.
MTS 13: Embracing your subjective version of the truth & cult-classic films with Dorian Fox07/12/2017 Duración: 40min
I talk with writer and Under the Gum Tree contributor Dorian Fox about facts in nonfiction, embracing your own subjective version of the truth, and cult classic films.
MTS 12: Telling lies, asking questions & discovering personal truth in writing with Yahdon Israel30/11/2017 Duración: 01h09min
I talk with writer and Under the Gum Tree contributor Yahdon Israel about lies, race, and how questions can reveal more truth about ourselves if we pay attention to why we're asking.
MTS 11: Writing about family & developing sympathy for others with Stephen Gutierrez23/11/2017 Duración: 29min
I talk with author and Under the Gum Tree Stephen Gutierrez about how we can develop sympathy for others when we write nonfiction and what we learn about ourselves when we write about family.
MTS 10: Structure is a b*tch & processing grief through writing nonfiction with Carol Marsh16/11/2017 Duración: 43min
I talk with author and Under the Gum Tree contributor Carol Marsh about grief, public service, self care, finding structure for a memoir, and her book Nowhere Else I Want to Be.
MTS 09: Modern day monsters and crafting segmented essays with Ira Sukrungruang09/11/2017 Duración: 43min
I talk with author and Under the Gum Tree contributor Ira Sukrungruang about shifting between writing poetry, fiction, nonfiction, crafting segmented essays, and where our modern day monsters come from.
MTS 08: Writing through trauma & redefining identity with Matt Young02/11/2017 Duración: 38min
I talk with author and Under the Gum Tree Contributor Matt Young about his new book, a memoir called Eat the Apple, his experience transitioning from being in the military to his life as a writer and author.
MTS 07: Short-short nonfiction & creating literary community with Penny Guisinger26/03/2016 Duración: 40min
I talk with author and previous Under the Gum Tree contributor Penny Guisinger about her new book, Postcards from Here, writing short-short nonfiction, creating literary community, and the annual conference she runs, Iota: The Conference of Short Prose.
MTS 06: Spending a night in jail & turning an unpleasant experience into art with Maddy Walsh18/03/2016 Duración: 29min
I talk with songwriter and previous Under the Gum Tree contributor Maddy Walsh about her essay "Placer County Jail." Maddy reads an excerpt from her essay and we talk about getting a DWI, spending a night in jail and Orange is the New Black.
MTS 05: Sense of place & compiling a book manuscript of essays with Timothy Kenny12/03/2016 Duración: 40min
I talk with author and previous Under the Gum Tree contributor Timothy Kenny about his new book, Far Country: Stories from Abroad and Other Places. Tim reads an excerpt from his book and we talk about writing about a sense of place, and compiling a book manuscript of essays.
MTS 04: Spirituality, sexuality & how journalism informs creative nonfiction with Samuel Autman04/03/2016 Duración: 42min
I talk with writer Samuel Autman about his journalism background and how it influences his creative nonfiction writing, his life growing up as a gay man in the Pentecostal Church, and his upcoming memoir about spirituality and sexuality.
MTS 03: Food writing, bipolar disorder & Christina Rosetti with Kate Washington26/02/2016 Duración: 41min
I talk with writer and previous Under the Gum Tree contributor Kate Washington about her essay "Promises Like Piecrust." Kate reads an excerpt from her essay and we talk about, precise food descriptions, her mother's suicide, attempting to keep promises and what happens when we break them.
MTS 02: Writing about grief & shaving your head with Laurie Easter19/02/2016 Duración: 45min
I talk with writer Laurie Easter about her essay "Something To Do With Baldness," her experience shaving her head, and writing about grief.
MTS 01: Collecting vinyl records & father-daughter relationships with Katy Sargent12/02/2016 Duración: 33min
In this episode, I talk with Katy Sargent, a previous Under the Gum Tree contributor whose story "Long Play" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2014. Katy reads an excerpt from that story, and we talk about music and vinyl records, and how they affect her relationship with her dad.
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
Pilot episode with Janna Marlies Maron, talking about why sharing true, personal stories is important and reading from "The Gum Tree," a personal story published in the premiere issue of Under the Gum Tree magazine.