Writers' Block

Writers' Block

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

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Irvine Welsh: Skagboys

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

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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Megan Mayhew Bergman: Birds of a Lesser Paradise

Megan Mayhew Bergman reads a passage from her debut collection, BIRDS OF A LESSER PARADISE.

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Scott Hutchins: A Working Theory of Love

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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