Let’s Talk Memoir – Season 2, Episode 11 ft. Beth Kephart

SEASON 2, EPISODE 11 Beth Kephart joins Letโ€™s Talk Memoir for a conversation about the crucial differences between a book of essays and a memoir in essays, choosing what to keep and what to cut, the gifts of nonlinear storytelling, the ethics of telling other peopleโ€™s stories, allowing ourselves to find beauty in the seemingly […]

Let’s Talk Memoir – Season 2, Episode 10 ft. Lori L. Tharps

SEASON 2, EPISODE 10 Lori L. Tharps join Letโ€™s Talk Memoir for a conversation about why memoirs are not an indulgence, the importance of finding your memoirโ€™s theme, deciding where your book should begin, having a writing life that feeds you and also keeps you fed, and systemic racism in the U.S. and how her […]

Let’s Talk Memoir – Season 2, Episode 9 ft. Allison K. Williams

SEASON 2, EPISODE 9 Literary Citizen of the Year Allison K Williams joins Letโ€™s Talk Memoir for a conversation about the importance of plot, structure, and dramatic arc in memoir, the elements that make a story a story, insuring your memoir has a reader takeaway, what being in the circus taught her about writing, why […]

Let’s Talk Memoir – Season 2, Episode 8 ft. Kathy Curto

SEASON 2, EPISODE 8 Kathy Curto joins Letโ€™s Talk Memoir for a conversation about accepting imperfection in our writing, the effect of time and distance in our work, finding beauty even in the painful, what sheโ€™s learned through teaching writing to a broad range of students, and her memoir in micro essays Not for Nothing: […]

Let’s Talk Memoir – Season 2, Episode 7 ft. Laura Davis

SEASON 2, EPISODE 7 Celebrated author and memoir teacher Laura Davis joins Letโ€™sTalk Memoir for a special holiday episode for a conversation about writing her memoir The Burning Light of Two Stars: A Mother-Daughter Story and how she reconciled with the mother who betrayed her and came to care for her in her final days. […]

Let’s Talk Memoir – Season 2, Episode 6 ft. the Waterfield Sisters

SEASON 2, EPISODE 6 Keema and Tekla Waterfield join Letโ€™s Talk Memoir for a conversation about being raised by a young single mother in Southeast Alaska after their father left the family. With very little money but a passion for music and art, their mother moved them frequently in pursuit of her education, gigs, and […]

Let’s Talk Memoir – Season 2, Episode 5 ft. John Ross Bowie

SEASON 2, EPISODE 5 John Ross Bowie joins Letโ€™s Talk Memoir for a conversation about working in Hollywood, mental health, what fatherhood and manhood can mean, the patterns we discover in our lives and write about, incorporating the sensory in our work, grappling with shame, coming to terms with who his father really was, and […]

Let’s Talk Memoir – Season 2, Episode 4 ft. Isidra Mencos

SEASON 2, EPISODE 4 Isidra Mencos joins Letโ€™s Talk Memoir for a conversation about setting her coming-of-age memoir against the backdrop of Spainโ€™s cultural upheaval after the death of Franco, balancing personal narrative with history and research, writing about sex, the destructive power of shame, and the decision to write about family secrets in her […]

Let’s Talk Memoir – Season 2, Episode 3 ft. Jamie Gehring

SEASON 2, EPISODE 3 Jamie Gehring joins Letโ€™s Talk Memoir for a conversation about her braided memoir Madman in the Woods which details her and her familyโ€™s experience living next to Unibomber Ted Kaczynski, how she incorporated and structured research, interviews, and her own memories, the challenge of organizing so much information, and why writers […]

Let’s Talk Memoir – Season 2, Episode 2 ft. Lily Dunn

SEASON 2, EPISODE 2 Lily Dunn joins Letโ€™s Talk Memoir for a conversation about the impact her father leaving to follow the guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh had on her childhood, when she knew it was time to write her memoir Sins of the Father, stepping into her role as reflective narrator, creating tension, family members […]