Today we’re proud to feature SR contributor Brianna Bjarnson as our twenty-first Authors Talk series contributor with her podcast “Writing the Human.” In it, she discusses her non-fiction piece “Gone” and touches on writing “as a process, craft, and compulsion.”
Brianna’s Authors Talk covers these things with great breadth and purpose. She begins by addressing the importance of being read to as a child, through which she herself “discovered the world of stories.”
She then discusses her process behind writing “Gone,” and shares her philosophies on writing to discover and getting “at the heart of what it is to be human.”
“I think that any writing you do no matter the genre – even if you come to it with a plan – it should change somehow and end up surprising you, or it probably isn’t any good.”
You can listen to the podcast on our iTunes Channel, #203.
You can read Brianna Bjarnson’s nonfiction piece “Gone” in Superstition Review Issue 16, and listen to her read it aloud in SR podcast #202.
More About the Author:
Brianna Bjarnson is a multi-genre writer whose childhood daydreaming once caused a frustrated, second-grade teacher to bite her. Since then, she has better learned how to positively channel her overactive imagination. Brianna teaches and tutors writing in the alluring San Francisco North Bay, where she enjoys getting lost in the woods with her dog.
About the Authors Talk series:
For several years, we have featured audio or video of Superstition Review contributors reading their work. We’ve now established a new series of podcasts called Authors Talk. The podcasts in this series take a broader scope and feature SR contributors discussing their own thoughts on writing, the creative process, and anything else they may want to share with listeners.
- SR Pod/Vod Series, Authors Talk: Author Katie Flynn - September 6, 2016
- SR Pod/Vod Series, Authors Talk: Author Shawna Ervin - August 23, 2016
- SR Pod/Vod Series, Authors Talk: Author Jonathan Louis Duckworth - August 9, 2016