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This page is made with you in mind. You can access original writing prompts, self publishing tips, a lit mag guide, as well as other goodies. If you are wondering how to join an in-person group, please contact me via email or instagram. For more information about the online feedback groups, see the WriteFlow Workshops page.
Sometimes the best way to learn is complete immersion. If you're craving quality writing content for a hectic commute or your downtime, the following podcasts and video series run the gamut between academic and fun.


    VS Podcast Archives

    VS is not really like anything else. Originally hosted by poets Danez Smith and Franny Choi, VS adds irreverant (but still deep) interviews with contemporary US poets. If you want to laugh as much as learn, this is the one for you.

    The Slowdown Podcast

    Hosted by poet Major Jackson (and once hosted by poet Tracy K. Smith), the Slowdown is about pausing for a moment to take in a poem without judgment or pretense. Each episode consists of a reading of the poem and a short reflection.

    Let's Talk Memoir Podcast

    Hosted by writer and memoirist Ronit Plank, Let's Talk Memoir focuses on interviewing up-and-coming and established memoirist. Often the conversation centers around practical writing and publishing advice.

    Writing Excuses Podcast

    Writing Excuses offers a quick bite (usually under 30 minutes) of writing advice on topics that range from how to write foreshadowing to navigating mentorship and more.


    Kelly Writers House Readings

    Youtube channel housing readings and discussions that take place at Kelly Writers House.

    The Lannan Foundation

    Conversations and readings by renowned poets and writers.

    PEN America

    PEN America's Youtube channel is home to readings, panel discussions, lectures, and other special features.


    The Poetry Archive

    Audio archive of poets reading their own works.

    Open Culture

    Dozens of hours of lectures by literary luminaries ranging from Foucault to Toni Morrison as well as listings of free online courses in a range of subjects, including literature, linguistics, and film.

    PennSound Public Access Library

    Repository of readings and audio recordings of contemporary poetry performances.


    Commentary on modern and contemporary poetry and poetics.

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