Writers is a television series from Mississippi Public Broadcasting in the format of an intimate, roundtable discussion on the author’s craft. In each episode, three authors of a specific genre join host Gene Edwards to talk about their work and experience.
Writers prominently feature southern authors, but the show also has a mix of “Writers” from around the country. They have discussed a wide variety of genres from short stories to mysteries to food writing. Elmore Leonard, Edward P. Jones, Ellen Douglas, William Gay, Barry Hannah and Michael Connelly are just a few of the guests who have been on Writers. Plus, Writers takes some in-depth looks at some of the great “Writers” this region has produced. The first episode of Writers was a profile of Eudora Welty which went on to win the show’s first of three Emmys.
This season of Writers was created in partnershp with the William Battle and Saramel Repsher Crooks Foundation. The Crooks family wanted to honor of their father and mother with a program that expressed their love of the creative spirit, in particular with the written word.
Writers is distributed nationwide to public television stations through National Educational Telecommunications, a part of PBS.
Guest(s): Alistair MacLeod, Mary Ward Brown, Steve Yarbrough This episode of “Writers” moves from the topic of racial reconciliation, to the writing of place, to individual writing styles and the elegance and solitude of writing. These three masters talk about bad reviews, how they came to be writers, and the nature of the short story.Read More