July 17, 2012
Listen in as Terry Price and Carolyn Flynn visited with author, professor and raconteur, K. L. Cook and talked about his books, his philosophies on writing and the writing life.
K. L. Cook is the author of three award-winning books of fiction. His most recent book, Love Songs for the Quarantined (Willow Springs Editions 2011), a collection of thematically linked stories, won The Spokane Prize for Short Fiction. His novel, The Girl from Charnelle (William Morrow 2006/Harper Perennial 2007), won The Willa Award for Contemporary Fiction and was named a Southwest Book of the Year and an Editor’s Choice selection from the Historical Novel Society, among other honors. Cook’s first book, Last Call (Nebraska 2004), a short story cycle chronicling three decades in the lives of a West Texas family, won the inaugural Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction.
He teaches creative writing and literature at Prescott College, where he has served as the Coordinator of the Arts & Letters Program and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. Since 2004, he has been a member of the graduate faculty of Spalding University’s brief-residency MFA in Writing Program.
He has also taught, as a visiting writer, at St. Lawrence University, College of Charleston, University of Oklahoma’s OSLEP Program, and Our Lady of the Lake University. He regularly gives readings, workshops, lectures, and seminars at colleges, universities, and literary organizations around the country and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Prairie Schooner Book Prizes and from 2009-2011 was a judge for The Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction.
This is a series of free telephone conference calls with Carolyn Flynn and Terry Price and colleagues about finding your true north, taking time to find your bearings and then heading in that direction to which you were called, to which you are destined. The calls are thirty minutes in length and you can choose whether to participate or not! Just sit, listen, meditate and make notes if you feel like it.
Calls are Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Central time (11 a.m. Eastern, 9 a.m. Mountain and 8 a.m. Pacific)
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Carolyn and Terry
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Finding True North