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107--Bookin' w/ M. Randal O'Wain

Bookin'

This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by Bookin' favorite M. Randal O'Wain, who discusses his newest book Hallelujah Station and Other Stories, which is published by our friends at Autumn House.  Topics of discussion include how touring for a book compares to touring as a band, how book promotion has changed during the COVID-era, river literature, the drug trade, organized religion, revenge porn, noir, redemption arcs, and much more.  Copies of Hallelujah Station and Other Stories can be purchased here with FREE SHIPPING.

41mins

23 Nov 2020

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Now, Appalachia Interview with author Randal O'Wain

"Now, Appalachia"

On this episode of Now, Appalachia, Eliot welcomes back Randal O'Wain to the show to talk about his latest work, a collection of short stories titled HALLELUJAH STATION AND OTHER STORIES. Randal is the author of Meander Belt: Family, Loss, and Coming of Age in the Working Class South. He is assistant teaching professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and serves as a National Endowment of the Arts Writing fellow at the Alderson Federal Correctional Institution. His work has been published in Oxford American, The Masters Review, Crazyhorse, Zone 3, and Guernica Magazine.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eliot-parker/support

36mins

29 Sep 2020

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Now, Appalachia Interview with author Randal O'Wain

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On the latest episode of Now, Appalachia, Eliot welcomes back author Randal O'Wain to discuss his latest work, a collection of short stories titled HALLELUJAH STATION AND OTHER STORIES. Randal is the author of Meander Belt: Family, Loss, and Coming of Age in the Working Class South. He is assistant teaching professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and serves as a National Endowment of the Arts Writing fellow at the Alderson Federal Correctional Institution. His work has been published in Oxford American, The Masters Review, Crazyhorse, Zone 3, and Guernica Magazine.

36mins

29 Sep 2020

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Ep. 22 - Mesha Maren & M. Randal O'Wain

Tourror Stories Podcast

Mesha Maren is the author of the novel Sugar Run (Algonquin Books). Her short stories and essays can be read in Tin House, The Oxford American, The Guardian, Crazyhorse, Triquarterly, The Southern Review, Ecotone, Sou'wester, Hobart, Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial, and elsewhere. M. Randal O'Wain holds an MFA from Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program. He is the author of Meander Belt: family, loss and coming of age in the working-class south (American Lives Series, 2019) and Hallelujah Station and other stories (Autumn House Press, 2020) His essays and short stories have appeared in Oxford American, Guernica, The Pinch, Booth, Hotel Amerika, storySouth, among others.

1hr 27mins

28 Feb 2020

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Interview with M. Randal O'Wain

Zero Point Fiction

This episode is an interview with author M. Randal O'Wain, whose book Meander Belt is available now wherever books are sold. We talk about literary agents and the business of writing, about his years of aimless traveling, and we talk about teaching creative writing to prison inmates. Music by Michael Kilcullen. 

59mins

30 Dec 2019

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052--Bookin w/ M. Randal O'Wain (Part Two)

Bookin'

In this episode of Bookin', host Jason Jefferies continues the conversation with M. Randal O'Wain, author of Meander Belt: Family, Loss and Coming of Age in the Working Class South.  Topics discussed include suicide, Super Mario Bros. 3, The Death of Superman, WWF wrestlers, grooming, school suspension, and much more.  Signed copies of Meander Belt can be purchased in-store at Quail Ridge Books and online here (while supplies last).

22mins

4 Nov 2019

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051--Bookin' w/ M. Randal O'Wain (Part One)

Bookin'

For this week's episode, host Jason Jefferies is joined by M. Randal O'Wain, author of the sensational new memoir Meander Belt: Family, Loss, and Coming of Age in the Working-Class South.  Topics discussed during part one of this two-part interview include Art Monsters, teaching at a Federal Correctional Institution, switching from writing fiction to writing non-fiction, James Frey, the infinite universe, and much more.  Signed copies of Meander Belt can be purchased in-person at Quail Ridge Books and online here (while supplies last).  Part two of this interview will be published next week.

22mins

28 Oct 2019

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"Now, Appalachia" Interview with Essayist Randal O'Wain

"Now, Appalachia"

On the latest episode of "Now, Appalachia," Eliot speaks with essayist Randal O'Wain. Randal O'Wain earned his MFA from the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program. He is an assistant teaching professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and serves as a National Endowment of the Arts Writing Fellow at the Beckley Federal Correctional Institution. O’Wain is the author of the essay collection Meander Belt and his work has been published in Oxford American, Hotel Amerika, Crazyhorse, and Guernica Magazine. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eliot-parker/support

37mins

8 Oct 2019

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"Now, Appalachia," interview with Essayist Randal O'Wain

Authors on the Air Global Radio Network

M. Randal O’Wain earned his MFA from the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program. He is a teaching assistant professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and serves as a National Endowment of the Arts Writing Fellow at the Beckley Federal Correctional Institution. O’Wain is the author of the short story collection Hallelujah Station and his work has been published in Oxford American, Hotel Amerika, Crazyhorse, and Guernica Magazine. For more information about the author visit randalowain.com.

37mins

8 Oct 2019