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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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National Poetry Month

We love poetry and we love our Lesley poets, so every week in April (aka National Poetry Month) we've invited one Lesley author onto the show to share a poem and why they wrote it — all in 10 minutes or less.

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Why We Write: Season 4

Why We Write: Season 3

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.

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.