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Writers' Roundtable

A monthly show hosted by Professor Ron Block, Rowan University College of Communication, on the 4th Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
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Writers' Roundtable
(Sep 22, 2014) Play Dowanload

Rowan University professor Ron Block speaks with student members from Rowan's literary magazine, Avant, about poetry, the magazine, and more.

Writers' Roundtable
(Jul 28, 2014) Play Dowanload

Ron Block speaks with Rowan University Professor Ned Eckardt. Professor Eckardt is the author of Documentary Filmmakers Handbook which is the complete guide to all phases of documentary production. He talks about the great growth of documentaries in recent years and explains that this is the age of the documentarian.

Writers' Roundtable
(May 26, 2014) Play Dowanload

Ron Block speaks with the author of a collection of poetry called The Edge of Known Things, Kelly Madigan. Kelly talks about how her lifestyle is characterized by simplicity and travel and how that reflects in her work. She also reads a few poems from the collection.

Writers' Roundtable
(Mar 24, 2014) Play Dowanload

Rowan University Creative Writing Professor Ron Bloc with award winning author, R.G. Evans. R.G. Evans talks about his book, Over Tipping the Ferrymen, the inspiration behind the books title, and how his work has changed over the years. He also reads some of his poems from the book.

Writers' Roundtable
(Feb 24, 2014) Play Dowanload

Rowan University Creative Writing Professor Ron Block speaks with editors and readers of Rowan Universitys Avant magazine; Hannah, Mike and Alex. The three of them discuss the literary magazine and the editorial process behind it. They also each read a piece of literature from the most recently published edition of Avant magazine.

Writers' Roundtable
(Nov 26, 2013) Play Dowanload

With the Holiday Season approaching, Rowan University Creative Writing Professor Ron Block sits down with his colleague Professor Martin Itzkowitz. Professor Itzkowitz reads a collection of Holiday stories and poems for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas.

Writers' Roundtable
(Oct 28, 2013) Play Dowanload

Rowan University Creative Writing Professor Ron Block speaks with children's and young adult author Lisa Jahn-Clough. Lisa talks about her most recent young adult novel, "Nothing But Blue," and how it was inspired by the story of someone she knew many years ago. She also talks about young adult books as a genre and how having a fellow author as a husband helps greatly with the writing process.

Writers' Roundtable
(Sep 23, 2013) Play Dowanload

Rowan University Creative Writing Professor Ron Block speaks with the Curator of Rowan Universitys newest Art Exhibit, Mary Salvante. Mary talks about the new exhibit, titled Dialogic, and how it explores the relationship between images and words as imagined by contemporary visual artists.

Writers' Roundtable
(Aug 26, 2013) Play Dowanload

Rowan University Creative Writing Professor Ron Block spoke with the Editor-in-Chief of Avant magazine, Alex Grover. Alex talks about the student run magazine and the unbiased submission process that a writer has to go through in order for them to submit a piece to it. Alex also reads a few pieces of poetry from the literary magazine.

Writers' Roundtable
(Apr 22, 2013) Play Dowanload

Steve Almond, author of nonfiction and short stories including Candyfreak : A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America and God Bless America: Stories. Almond discussed his life-long devotion to candy and what drove him to devote an entire work of nonfiction to it. He also talked about the differences in self-publishing versus a publishing company putting out his work. For more information, visit http://stevealmondjoy.com/.

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