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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
(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/.

Writer's Roundtable
(Mar 25, 2013) Play Dowanload

Poet and Rowan alum Joan Hanna joined host Ron Block to discuss and share readings from her new collection of poems, "Threads." Hanna talked about the personal situations that inspired many of her poems and how she keeps her writing so candid.

Writer's Roundtable
(Feb 25, 2013) Play Dowanload

Host and Rowan University professor Ron Block spoke with Ed Briant, illustrator, musician and author of the new young-adult novel I Am Not The Walrus. Briant, who grew up in the UK, explained why he set the novel in a town much like the one he grew up in and music's influences in the story. Later, Briant explained what took him from illustration to writing novels. Finally, he shared upcoming projects from a picture book with his wife to a graphic novel.

Writers' Roundtable
(Jan 28, 2013) Play Dowanload

Rowan University Creative Writing Professor Ron Block spoke with the student writers and and editors for Avant Magazine, Rowan's student-run literary magazine. Alex Grover, editor-in-chief, Lauren Wainwright, editor, and Gabby Ostipovich, editorial board member shared their experiences with the magazine and read their own pieces. They spoke about various influences and preferred genres that they enjoy.

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