Writers’ Block: 018 – Anna Leahy


Anna Leahy is a poet, nonfiction writer, and professor. She is the author of the nonfiction book Tumor, and co-author of Conversing with Cancer, Generation Space, and What We Talk about When We Talk about Creative Writing. Her poetry collections are Aperture and Constituents of Matter. Her essays won the top prizes from Ninth Letter and Dogwood in 2016. She directs the MFA program at Chapman University, where she edits the international journal TAB and curates the Tabula Poetica reading series. Anna was also Mike’s thesis advisor, and the two talk about using pop culture references in poetry, how writer’s block isn’t real, and how Anna manages to juggle a thousand projects at once. READ MORE

Exploring the World of Philip K. Dick

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Exploring the World of Philip K. Dick showcases art based on four of the American science fiction writer’s most famous works: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, The Man in the High Castle, Minority Report, and The Three Stigmata of Palmer. This exhibit is in partnership with California State University, Fullerton students and alumni. Artists include Brittany Campbell, Aaron Chae, Cliff Cramp, Dominic Jaro, Garrett Kaida, and Katie Melrose.


Things You Stop Seeing

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Paintings by Noah MacMillan influenced by Kevin Staniec’s novella And Then, This. Noah MacMillan is an artist, illustrator, designer and recent transplant to LA. Noah graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2011 with a major in communication design.READ MORE

The How, The Why: 192 – Lena Späth

Today our podcast connects with Lena Späth, author of Behind Closed Curtains: Interior Design in Iran. Lena was born in Munich, Germany, and enrolled in Middle Eastern Studies. She lived in Spain, Turkey and Iran and travelled a lot within the Middle East. You will find a tile from Iran, a carpet from Egypt and a lantern from Syria in her house.READ MORE

The Sounds The Stories: Bossa Zuzu – Teaser

Bossa Zuzu is a neo-Bossa Nova group from Los Angeles that is reviving the classic Bossa Nova sound for the 21st Century. They seamlessly blend the aesthetic of Getz/Gilberto with influences of other Brazilian music such as forró, Afoxé and Brazilian popular music as well as American jazz and pop music. Bossa Zuzu’s 2nd album “Under Leaves Under Sky” is produced by multi-GRAMMY winning jazz legend Peter Erskine.READ MORE