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Writers' Block

KQED's weekly reading series featuring writers and performers of all stripes reading the latest short fiction, non-fiction, theater and poetry.

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Irvine Welsh: Skagboys

Thu, 17 Jan 2013 11:42:29 -0500

Irvine Welsh, the man behind the best-selling phenomenon TRAINSPOTTING, reads a passage from its prequel, SKAGBOYS.

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Robin Sloan: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Thu, 20 Dec 2012 13:00:29 -0500

Robin Sloane reads a passage from MR. PENUMBRA'S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE, a gleeful tale of global conspiracy, young love, and rollicking adventure.

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Scott Hutchins: A Working Theory of Love

Sat, 08 Dec 2012 05:10:10 -0500

Scott Hutchins, a former Truman Capote Fellow in the Wallace Stegner Program at Stanford, reads a passage from his debut, A WORKING THEORY OF LOVE.

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Ian Frazier: The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days

Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:36:23 -0500

Ian Frazier reads a passage from THE CURSING MOMMY'S BOOK OF DAYS, a comic novel based on his widely read columns for The New Yorker.

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Margaret Talbot: The Entertainer

Sat, 24 Nov 2012 00:57:41 -0500

Margaret Talbot, staff writer for The New Yorker, reads a passage from THE ENTERTAINER about her Hollywood actor father and his relationship with Ed Wood.

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Marcus Samuelsson: Yes, Chef

Sat, 17 Nov 2012 00:23:49 -0500

Marcus Samuelsson, James Beard Award recipient and winner of Top Chef Masters, reads a passage from his memoir, YES, CHEF.

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Cassie J. Sneider: More Fine Fine Music

Fri, 09 Nov 2012 12:20:44 -0500

Cassie J. Sneider reads "Homegrown," a story from her hilarious collection FINE FINE MUSIC about Jersey, the importance of having a car antenna, and violent monkeys.

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Sam Sax: Memorized Poems

Fri, 02 Nov 2012 11:38:39 -0400

Sam Sax, the first ever Bay Area Unified Grand Slam Champion, reads a selection of his poems.

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Colin Meloy: Under Wildwood

Fri, 26 Oct 2012 15:58:32 -0400

Colin Meloy, also known as the lead singer of The Decemberists, reads from UNDER WILDWOOD, the second book in the Wildwood series.

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