GUESTS: RUSSELL BANKS Author, Cloudsplitter [HarperCollins, 1999], Continental Drift , et. al. JOHN RIDLEY Author, Love is a Racket [Knopf, 1998], and Everybody Smokes in Hell [Knopf, forthcoming] BOB SHACOCHIS Author,The Immaculate Invasion, [Viking, 1999], Easy in the Islands [Winner of 1985 National Book Award for first fiction] ELIZABETH STROUT Author, Amy and Isabelle [Random House, 1998] Bookstores today are full of guides on how to liberate the artist or writer within. Yet for most people, the creative process remains mysterious. Where do writers get their ideas from? And how do they transform them into fiction? Join Ray Suarez and a panel of writers to discuss the nature of inspiration, and how raw ideas are crafted into a finished work.