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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 |

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