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.

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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 they are a great way to discover new writers, listen to a program you missed, or relive a program that you loved!

Most Recent Episodes

Ep. 26: The Peanuts Papers: Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life

Ep 25: Manisha Sinha: The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition

Ep 24: Colin Asher: Never A Lovely So Real: The Life and Work of Nelson Algren

Coming Soon

November 30:
Glory Edim: Well-Read Black Girl

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

Nation of Writers

A new monthly series that aims to explore 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.

Most Recent Episodes

Ep. 1: Edgar Allan Poe
with Enrica Jang, Executive Director of Poe Baltimore and Chris Semtner, Curator of The Poe Museum

Coming Soon

November 25:
Ep. 2: Sequoyah
with Krystan Moser of Sequoyah’s Cabin Museum and descendant of Sequoyah

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