47min beginner

A breakout Emmy nominee. A Pixar animator and writer. A graphic novelist. A bestselling writer. A groundbreaking poet. Meet these five up-and-coming writers who are pushing the boundaries of writing and bringing new and bold perspectives to the world.

Episode descriptions

Mike Wu
1. Episode: Mike Wu

Pixar animator and children’s book author/illustrator Mike Wu explores the art of juggling the two jobs and persisting in the face of failure.

Vanessa Hua
2. Episode: Vanessa Hua

Bestselling author Vanessa Hua speaks about making the leap to fiction, how she manages to write, and joining a creative community.

Fatimah Asghar
3. Episode: Fatimah Asghar

Emmy Award nominee and poet Fatimah Asghar talks about creating the breakout hit "Brown Girls" and making the art she wished she had while growing up as a queer Muslim woman.

Kristen Radtke
4. Episode: Kristen Radtke

Kristen Radtke explores the space between writing and art in her graphic novels, and the anxiety of trying to create, have a life, and balance her job at The Believer.

Safiya Sinclair
5. Episode: Safiya Sinclair

Award-winning poet Safiya Sinclair explores the past, the clash between her and her Rastafarian culture, and finding her voice with poetry.

About the Teacher

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Steve Almond
Steve Almond
Join bestselling author Steve Almond in a creative writing series that mimics the vibrant, communal feel of a workshop with innovative craft topics. In each episode, Steve teaches a craft lesson and also workshops one participant’s work on the spot. You’ll learn practical skills to start, fix or transform your work and get inspired along the way.
Tiffany D. Jackson
Tiffany D. Jackson
Anyone can be a writer — we’re all storytellers. It’s just a matter of sitting down and putting your stories to paper. In this nine-part class, bestselling author Tiffany D. Jackson teaches you how to write a novel, from brainstorming ideas to getting published. By the end, you’ll be well on your way to writing the next best seller!

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