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This Creative Life with Sara Zarr

Dec 28, 2015

"Vocation is the place where our deep gladness meets the world's deep need." Frederick Buechner said that, and it's a quote I thought of when prepping to talk to Angela Tucker, the subject of the documentary Closure and the woman behind The Adopted Life, a blog and forthcoming episodes/mini-documentaries for that blog....


Dec 3, 2015

Jeanne Murray Walker is a poet, playwright, memoirist, and teacher. Most recently, she co-edited with Luci Shaw a book of essays on the topic of ambition by members of the Chrysostom Society. We talked about her experience as an ambitious young woman in the era of the "mythical character" of Betty Crocker, ambition and...


Nov 19, 2015

In this Very Special Episode of This Creative Life, Corey Ann Haydu and I talk about being adult children of alcoholics and how that can play out in both the creative and business sides of our careers, in positive and negative ways. As we mention in the conversation, the symptoms or traits we go over can also come...


May 11, 2015

I’ve known Michael Bourret (that’s pronounced with a hard T, by the way) for over a decade now, yet even I learned some new things about him in this episode. For example, that I’m not the only one who thought you could only break into publishing if you had a trust fund, and that the book [&hellip


Apr 23, 2015

Gayle Forman is the author of seven novels, a book-length work of nonfiction, and many many magazine pieces. I knew that the day she and I could finally work out our schedules to get her on the podcast would be a good one. Here, you’ll find some real talk about writing and wanting, the importance [&hellip