New Letters
On The Air

Epiphanies: Why They Wield the Pen

Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Essays

Interviewed by: Dennis Conrow

Catalog Number: 20070107

Ten writers talk about what prompted them to begin writing in this program hosted by Dennis Conrow.  Novelists A.S. Byatt, Walter Mosley, Mary Gordon, Khaled Hosseini, former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins, essayists Sarah Vowell and Andrei Codrescu, award-winning poet Terrance Hayes, children’s writer Lois Lowry, and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright talk about those “ah ha” moments when becoming a writer seemed the only logical thing to do. 

| Subject Matter: The Inspiration to Write | Interview Year: 2007 | Genre: Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Essays | Awards: U.S. Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize |

See All audio

    Sandra Cisneros

    Latina author Sandra Cisneros, a recipient of the 2015 National Medal of Arts Award from President Obama in 2016 (...

    Martín Espada

    In the second part of this public presentation by Martín Espada at the Kansas City Public Library, the former tenant lawyer talks about how he was able to transfer his advocacy from the justice system to poetry, giving voice to those who ar...

Kansas City Literary Events

Kevin Rabas

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Leavenworth, Kan.

News

New Letters Summer 2018 Poetry Series

Follow our new series of poems about children, each day or two through July. Begin reading here. 

Shop

Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.