The American Writers Museum Podcast Network features conversations with contemporary leading writers and scholars of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, television and more. AWM Author Talks, a weekly series, features one of our past live programs with contemporary writers and covers a range of topics including process, writing influences, and the life of a writer. The Nation of Writers Podcast is a monthly series in which we talk about writers of the past with experts and scholars who know them best, so you can know your favorite writers better too. Dead Writer Drama is another monthly series that examines controversial literary legends of the past in light of our current world.

AWM Author Talks podcast presented by the American Writers Museum

AWM Author Talks

In this weekly series, we air previously recorded conversations with leading authors, poets, graphic novelists, playwrights, songwriters, historians and more about craft, processes, influences, inspirations, and what it’s like to live as a writer. These episodes are edited and condensed versions of our programs and are a great way to discover new writers. Listen to a program you missed, or relive one you loved!

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Most Recent Episodes

Ep. 58: Kathleen Rooney
Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey

Ep. 57: Dr. Haki Madhubuti
Taught By Women: Poems as Resistance Language

Ep. 56: Jess McHugh
Americanon: An Unexpected U.S. History in Thirteen Bestselling Books

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August 9: Sam Weller

August 16: Christie Hefner

August 23: Charles Ardai

August 30: Elly Fishman

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The Nation of Writers Podcast, presented by the American Writers Museum

Nation of Writers

A monthly series that explores our ever growing Nation of Writers by examining powerful and significant American voices throughout history. We’ll talk with experts around the country about the writers that have shaped our nation with their words and you’ll get the inside scoop about these writers and their processes. This podcast is presented in conjunction with our forthcoming virtual exhibit American Voices.

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Most Recent Episodes

Ep. 9: Reinaldo Arenas

Ep. 8: Hisaye Yamamoto

Ep. 7: Maya Angelou

Ep. 6: Ray Bradbury

Ep. 5: Margaret Walker

Ep. 4: Abraham Lincoln

Ep. 3: Louisa May Alcott

Ep. 2: Sequoyah

Ep. 1: Edgar Allan Poe

Coming Soon

August 25: Américo Paredes

September 29: Anthony Bourdain

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Dead Writer Drama

In this monthly series, co-hosts Jennifer Keishin Armstrong and Zakiya Dalila Harris discuss the professional feuds, sex scandals, messy public breakups, and controversial legacies of history’s literary legends and how those are relevant in light of current culture, issues, discussions and literature. By bringing these authors to life through a modern lens, we’ll gain a deeper understanding of their work and legacies.

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Most Recent Episodes

Ep. 4: James Baldwin

Ep. 3: Ernest Hemingway & F. Scott Fitzgerald

Ep. 2: Ray Bradbury & the FBI

Ep. 1: Langston Hughes & Zora Neale Hurston

Coming Soon

Ep. 5: TBD

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Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month with these episodes from our My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today program series.

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