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A New Radio Show for Writers!

John Shore at SIBA 2019Tune in Monday, October 21, from 5:00-6:00 pm, to WPVM 103.7 FM Asheville to hear the very first episode of the brand-new show “Writers Talk, with John Shore.”

The show will air every Monday and then be re-broadcast, schedule TBD.

Not in the Asheville listening area? That’s ok! You can stream the show live from the website,

John plans to bring on a different writer each week—novelists, short-story writers, poets, playwrights, memoirists, as well as publishers, booksellers, and book publicists—to talk shop about writing, books, and the publishing industry at large.

John Shore began as a freelance writer in San Diego, California, for “quite literally every publication in that city.” He is a former columnist and editor for SLAMM (now San Diego City Beat); a founding editor and columnist for The San Diego Union-Tribune’s website; and from 2008-2013, he was one of the most popular bloggers on The Huffington Post. He is the co-author, with Richard Lederer, of Comma Sense: A FUNdamental Guide to Punctuation. His new novel is Everywhere She’s Not (Laughing Moon Books, 2019).

In order to write Everywhere She’s Not, John put on hiatus his personal blog, which since 2007 had been among the most read blogs in the country (receiving upwards of 300,000 views a month). From April, 2016, to November, 2017, he penned, for the Asheville Citizen-Times, Ashes to Asheville, the first real-time weekly serial novel ever published on the website of a major daily newspaper. With the conclusion of Ashes he started writing for the Citizen-Times his popular advice column, “Ask John.” He has published fifteen short stories in little literary magazines across the country. Everywhere She’s Not is his first (non-serialized) novel.

For more about John, click here.

Interested in talking with John about all things writing? E-mail

The show will eventually be a podcast and live-streamed on Facebook.

As Asheville’s first community radio station, WPVM’s mission is to foster community through programming that cultivates dialogue to inform and entertain. Dedicated to bringing Asheville’s culture and music to the world, the station provides the medium for artists, businesses, community leaders, and non-profits to share their voice on live radio.

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