Podcast Preview: Inside the Ivory Tower Boiler Room-A Writers’ Round Table (Part II)

I’m sure you’ve already listened to last week’s episode, Part I of our first Writers’ Round Table and this week we’ll be bringing you part II, where Andrew will answer Adam’s question and talk about writing for his younger self, and we’ll talk more about our audiences and even hear from some listeners. And Adam still doesn’t say “fuck.”

If you haven’t already read Adam’s short story At the Sign of the Red Lion there are two versions of the draft that he’s chosen to share: here and here.

Some of the other things we mentioned in the first half of the episode that might be interesting for you to check out:

Adam reads from Rainer Maria Rilke’s “Letters to a Young Poet”, Andrew refers to Andre Aciman’s “Call me by Your Name” and we also chat a little about Matthew Zapruder’s “Why Poetry”.

Not mentioned in the episode, but also highly recommended by several Ivory Tower members is Stephen King’s book, “On Writing”. It’s hard to choose just one quote from the book to share, but I am particularly fond of this one, which speaks to the romantic in me, and to my poet’s heart which understands that I am the mechanism by which words and visions are shared “Words create sentences; sentences create paragraphs; sometimes paragraphs quicken and begin to breathe.” I hope that inspires you as much as it does me.

Keep listening, keep reading, keep writing. We look forward to hearing what you’ve got to share with us.

From Andrew’s desk calendar earlier in 2021

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