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Why We Write brings you conversations with authors from the Lesley community about books, writing, and the writing life. Our two seasons feature dozens of episodes with alumni, faculty, and visiting authors who share the inspiration behind their work while offering insight into their writing processes. We cover just about every genre, from poetry to sci-fi to memoir and young adult.
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Writing Master Class: A.J. Verdelle on writing scenes
Why We Write: Season 2
An ice skater who broke racial barriers. Singapore's sarong party girls. God, politics, and middle America. These are just some of the topics from Why We Write's Season 2.
Writing Master Class with A.J. Verdelle
God, politics, and Middle America with Lyz Lenz
The sound of 'Silence' with Jane Brox
Demon fighting teens and musical theater
Axie Oh's 'Rogue Heart'
Singapore's 'Sarong Party Girls'
Graphic memoir explores infertility
An ice skater who broke racial barriers
Caribbean mermaids and evil spirits
Debut memoir discusses trauma and 21st-century dating
Funny, fantastic and weird books
A Syrian kid moves to Ohio in 'Other Words for Home'
Why We Write: Season 1
Writing books for kids who don't read. Searching for the real Shakespeare. And forgotten black history. These are just some of the topics we explored in Why We Write's first season.