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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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Ep. 29–Paul Mosier’s a Grateful Conduit (Mature)

If you spot novelist Paul Mosier writing at Phoenix Public Market Cafe with tears in his eyes, it’s only because his muse has delivered the goods again. Our first ever returning Spiller sits down after his Spillers... Read More
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Ep. 25–David Waid Has Range

Just because David Waid’s a talented writer doesn’t mean he can’t also whip up a punk band’s show poster or play a mean game of D&D or even sell $326 toothbrushes. After his Spillers No.... Read More
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Ep. 23–Michael Holladay Looks Toward Home

Michael Holladay might not change his car’s oil every 3,000 miles, but he can be relied upon to write stories packed with tons of emotion. Following his powerful reading at Spillers No. 4, Michael discusses... Read More
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Ep. 21–Joel Salcido Has the Soul of a Poet (Mature)

Joel Salcido may run in some fast poetry circles, but he’s no stranger to producing top-notch prose, either. After kicking Spillers No. 4 off in high style, the Arizona State University MFA candidate talks to us about... Read More
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Ep. 19–Spillers No. 4 Preview!

Brian & Robert dissect, analyze, and generally geek out over the Spillers No. 4 (Monday, May 2nd, 2016 @ 7:30PM at Crescent Ballroom) lineup of talented writers–Joel Salcido, Michael Holladay, David Waid, Tara Ison, Paul Mosier... Read More
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Ep. 18–Patrick Michael Finn Gets Buoyed

Patrick Michael Finn is a writer’s writer who has a ton to say about the writing life. After closing out Spillers No. 3 in style, Patrick tells us about following in David Foster Wallace’s MFA footsteps,... Read More
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Ep. 14–Leah Newsom Has Big Plans for Your Morning Coffee

Leah Newsom’s own writing mixes just fine with any beverage, but her literary magazine Spilled Milk has your morning coffee reading habits squarely in its sights. Fresh off her Spillers No. 3 reading that left audience members... Read More

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