Today we’re proud to feature Sue Silverman as our twenty-fifth Authors Talk series contributor, discussing how she crafted the narrative voices in her Issue 16 nonfiction piece “Death Comes for the Poet” and in her three memoirs.
Sue begins by explaining not only “the importance of choosing the right voice for any given piece of writing,” but how voice is “central to its conception.”
“The challenge for any writer is to discover the voice of the piece at hand, depending upon whatever it is that needs to be conveyed,” she says. It’s just one of many illustrations of an insight-packed podcast that pulls together formative life experiences with craft, firmly positioning the latter as a dynamic vehicle of art.
You can listen to the podcast on our iTunes Channel, #212.
You can read Sue’s nonfiction piece “Death Comes for the Poet” in Superstition Review Issue 16, and see her read it aloud in SR vodcast #211.
More About the Author:
Sue William Silverman is the author of three memoirs: The Pat Boone Fan Club: My Life as a White Anglo-Saxon Jew was a finalist in Foreword Reviews’ 2014 IndieFab Book of the Year Award; Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You won the AWP Award in Creative Nonfiction; and Love Sick: One Woman’s Journey through Sexual Addiction is also a Lifetime TV original movie. Her craft book is Fearless Confessions: A Writer’s Guide to Memoir, and her poetry collection is Hieroglyphics in Neon. She teaches in the MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. www.SueWilliamSilverman.com.
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