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Ep. 54–Brian Dunn Finds His Comedy Space

Humorist, writer, and Spillers co-host Brian Dunn may have twice turned his back on stand-up comedy, but he still brings the funny in his writing. After reading his humorous short story at Spillers No. 6, Brian... Read More
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Ep. 52–Kalani Pickhart Chooses Art (Mature)

Author Kalani Pickhart is not only an up-and-coming writer, she’s also the first Spillers After Show podcast guest to give a shout out to the Nile Theater in downtown Mesa, Arizona. After flooring the Spillers No.... Read More
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Ep. 50–Justin Bigos Is That Guy (Mature)

Poet and author Justin Bigos is a writer who likes highbrow prose and lowbrow beer, and that combo is fine by us. On the heels of his Spillers No. 6 reading, Justin sits down to... Read More
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Ep. 47–Spillers No. 6 Preview!

On this very special episode Brian & Robert tell you what to look and listen for at Spillers No. 6 (Tuesday, December 13th @ 7:30 at Crescent Ballroom), like great writers Justin Bigos, Erin Stalcup, Jenny Irish, Kalani... Read More
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Ep. 46–Susan DeFreitas Travels Well

Susan DeFreitas may live and write in beautiful Portland, Oregon, but she’s not afraid to hit the road to publicize her debut novel, Hot Season. The writer and editor found time in her touring schedule... Read More
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Ep. 42–T.M. McNally Keeps It Acoustic

Author T.M. (Mike) McNally might be a transcendent literary voice, but that doesn’t mean he charges for autographs. After closing out Spillers No. 5 with his must-hear short story, Mike talks about wanting to be... Read More
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Ep. 40–Kathryn Hill Has Flowers on Her Shoes (Mature)

Author Kathryn Hill is just about the nicest person in the world, but that doesn’t mean her characters can’t twist the proverbial knife. After wowing the crowd with her Spillers No. 5 reading, Kathryn tells... Read More
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Ep. 38–Aurelie Sheehan Will Lie to You

Award-winning author and creative writing professor Aurelie Sheehan may be secretive by nature, but ply her with cake and she’ll dish with the best of ’em. After making the long haul from Tucson, Arizona to read... Read More
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Ep. 36–Ed Kearns Handles His Storyteller (Mature)

Author Ed Kearns packs punch into every sentence and creates characters who aren’t afraid to throw down. After his Spillers No. 5 reading, the man for whom writing is the greatest act of empathy expounds on... Read More
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Ep. 34–Anne Heintz Pens Love Letters

Author and teacher Anne Heintz likes writing best when it’s a team sport, but she can still produce a powerful short story in solo mode. After opening Spillers No. 5, Anne joins us in the well-appointed greenroom to chat about... Read More
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Ep. 32–Spillers No. 5 Preview!

Brian & Robert look ahead to Spillers No. 5 (Tuesday, August 23rd @ 7:30 at Crescent Ballroom) and preview its lineup of talented writers–Anne Heintz, Edward Kearns, Aurelie Sheehan, Kathryn Hill & T.M. McNally. Listen for... Read More
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Ep. 31–Matt Bell Refuses to Be Insular

Matt Bell possesses a slew of writing insights, and he’s not shy about cracking open his notebook to share. After closing out Spillers No. 4 in fine style with his short story reading, we bind the author and... Read More

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