Ryan Myers is a versatile (and funny) writer and entertaining podcast guest, but don’t ask him to be organized. The man who read the wild sci-fi story “Out of Time” at Spillers #2 joins Brian & Robert to talk about the difference between performing stand-up comedy and reading prose, what it’s like to write video game storylines, and why there’s a fine line between proper punctuation and homicidal madness.

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Gary Garrison’s one of our favorite people. Why? Because the man’s a Pushcart Prize-nominated writer, sympathetic editor, and teacher to the incarcerated. Yes, the man who wowed the Spillers #2 crowd with his short story “The Husband of a Galaxy” is an all-around nice human being. Over a cup of coffee, Gary talks to Brian about encouraging young writers, what it’s like to don an editor’s hat, and the importance of trusting one’s spouse.

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Kelsey Pinckney is a lot of things–author, publisher, lachrymose birthday gal–and she’s our first guest to have ever run into a person outside a tattoo parlor on Friday the 13th while riding a new bicycle. Kelsey’s story “Crying on My Birthday” was a hit at Spillers #2, and here Brian and Robert learn what it takes to slap an issue of her literary journal Four Chambers Press together and why all her fiction narrators are really alternate-reality Kelseys.

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Ed Kearns is such a cool customer that he joined Brian & Robert even while his wife was due to give birth at any moment. Yep, the man who read an excerpt from his novel “Write Me Wrong’ at Spillers #2 was more than happy to pontificate on drunk Irish grandfathers and old man varicose veins before taxiing his wife to the hospital to give birth to their second child. Our kind of guy, that Ed.

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Connor Rickett is a man of science and freelance writer who carves out enough time to pen great short stories like “Coin Toss in a Diner” that he read at Spillers #2. Connor sits down with Brian & Robert to talk on such diverse topics as writing in color, live animal husbandry, and dead guys before giving the hosts some much-appreciated writing homework.

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