Brad first met University of Indianapolis professor Salvatore Pane at an Indy Reads Books reading, where he read a poem about the New York Knicks. There was an immediate bond forged over their mutual misery, angst, and despair.
Curbside Splendor Publishing author Erika T. Wurth stopped by the podcast before her appearance at The Downtown Writers Jam, Vol. 2 to discuss how the tensions from life shape and inform the stories you tell.
Amanda Heckert, the editor-in-chief at Indianapolis Monthly, stopped by the podcast to talk about the long, weird, and winding road that brought her into publishing, her love of reading, the amazing stories she’s worked on at the magazine, and the South.
Angela Jackson-Brown stopped by to talk about her first book, Drinking from a Bitter Cup (WiDo Publishing), a fictionalized memoir that explores what her life in a small Southern town and abuse she faced as a child.
Sarah Layden, author of the forthcoming novel Trip Through Your Wires, stopped by the Downtown Writers Jam Podcast to discuss what authenticity means for writers, how our lives shape our fiction, and the problem with the idea of “women’s literature.” Oh, and being a faker as a child.
Andrew Neylon’s The Long War” turned out to be one of the most popular stories ever published in The Invictus Writers project. He stopped by the Jam to talk about how his father’s depression and suicide influenced his writing, how his color blindness shapes his vision of the world, and what he’s working on now.