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Dawn Tripp on ‘Georgia,’ Framing Georgia O’Keeffe’s Legacy

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. Georgia O’Keeffe is one of the most remarkable artists in American history, but few know the intimate details of the woman behind the abstract masterpieces. In Georgia, author Dawn Tripp brings readers into O’Keeffe’s life and reveals the strength, ferocity, and drive this artist possessed. Earlier this year, Bookish editor Kelly Gallucci caught up with Tripp at the Newburyport Literary Festival to talk about the process of novelizing a true story, the importance of voice, and O’Keeffe’s legacy. Bookish: In most novels, the author creates the events, the timeline, the plot points. When you’re capturing a real person’s life, however, those elements are dictated to you. Was it a challenge to work within the…

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DIY MFA Radio Episode 116: World-Building from the Inside Out — Interview with Amor Towles

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This week, Gabriela Pereira speaks with author Amor Towles about crafting the setting for his new novel A Gentleman in Moscow. In this interview, they talk about the biggest world-building mistake, and how to navigate your way around it so you don’t paint yourself into a corner. They also discuss the ripple effect of world-building, and how the main character is affected by the world around him, and how he in turn also influences that world. Listen in to the conversation below and visit DIYMFA.com/116 for more detailed show notes.

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DIY MFA Radio Episode 115: The Monstrous Leap of Your Debut Novel — Interview with Chad Dundas

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In this episode, Gabriela Pereira interviews author Chad Dundas about his debut novel Champion of the World. Some authors might be tempted to play it safe with their debut, but not Chad. For his debut, he chooses a niche topic and opens the book with an attention-grabbing, albeit daring scene. Listen in to the conversation below and visit DIYMFA.com/115 for more detailed show notes.

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DIY MFA Radio Episode 114: On Voice and Writing – Interview with Steven Rowley

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In this episode, Gabriela Pereira interviews author Steven Rowley about his bestselling book Lily and the Octopus. They discuss the the various voices that an author has to contend with when developing a novel, from authorial voice to character voice to the critical voices that try to hold you back. For more detailed show notes, visit DIYMFA.com/114.

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TED Talk: Safwat Saleem Urges You to Find Your Voice — Plus, a Helpful Book List

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Finding a voice to fit your identity is never easy. However, artist, designer and animator Safwat Saleem, had a particularly difficult time, struggling with anxiety about his childhood stutter. In this thought-provoking, heartfelt and adorably animated talk from TED 2016, Saleem describes how he overcame his struggle to incorporate his voice into his artwork, not only through childhood, but in the face of rude YouTube commenters who ridiculed his Pakistani accent as an adult. Instead of letting ill-mannered commenters keep him from using his own voice in his work, Saleem rather unpacks the reasons behind those comments: differing definitions of “normality” that lead to preconceived notions. Saleem resolves to use his art to challenge those preconceived notions, which is about…

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