In this special episode, two writers working in TV, Micharne Cloughley and Hannah Rothblatt, discuss their involvement in the WGA strike and what it means for the industry at large.
Speaking in First Draft
An Interview Podcast Platforming the Current & Next Generation of Storytellers.
Members of the Girls Write Now community share a draft of one of their works in progress and discuss both the writing process and what creative expression looks like to them.
Listeners have the opportunity to engage with the inner machinations and perspectives of writers, producers, and artists from a diversity of ethnic, gender, age, socioeconomic, and professional backgrounds.
Check back biweekly for new episodes and stories!
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Speaking on Queer Boricua YA Fauxmance and Family
For episode 6 of Speaking in First Draft, Mentee Jamilah Araf interviews Mentor Elle Gonzalez Rose about her debut novel Caught in a Bad Fauxmance.
Speaking on Night Emotions
This week’s theme is dreams. Episode five of Speaking in First Draft dives deep into the raw emotions that come up in relationships and in first-draft writing.
Speaking on Family Worlds
This week brings you a special episode where both of our guests, Ayah Al-Masyabi and Anne Hellman White, share the first drafts of their current works in progress.
Speaking on Finding Joy in the Mourning
In this episode, you’ll hear a lovely conversation between mentee Allison Sengkhounmany, a high schooler from New York, and mentor Davia Schendel, a musician and performer.
Speaking on Brushing Up on Your Comedy (Literally)
In this episode, you’ll hear Mentor Tracy Morin, a magazine writer and editor, talk with Mentee Ava Fung, a high schooler from New York City, about her humorous non-fiction piece, “Toothache.”
Speaking on Being ‘Virus Overachievers’
In the very first episode of “Speaking In First Draft,” host Kathryn Destin interviews Mentor Martina Clark about the first draft of her memoir and audiobook “My Unexpected Life: an international memoir of two pandemics, HIV and COVID-19.”