Query the Work, with Writer Liz Coley

“Wow – these are all the different ways I’ve thought about memory and identity!” ~ Liz Coley

What does it take to imagine worlds otherwise? Where do memory and curiosity fit into the creative process for a playwright, or in science fiction? Author Liz Coley indulges my curiosity in this warm conversation between old friends breaking new ground.

“When you write a play, you don’t understand what you wrote the first time, and you query your own work. You analyze your own work, and you try to understand what it’s trying to tell you. Then you do a revision, and then you do another, and you come to understand your work as you go along.”

Listen to Choose to be Curious #173: Query the Work, with Writer Liz Coley

Find Liz Coley’s writings of all sorts at LizColey.com. Here’s more about Pretty Girl-13, which has been printed in many languages and reflects Liz’s in-depth research into dissociative identity disorder.

Octavia Bulter was the first science fiction writer to win a MacArthur “Genius” Award. Learn more about her work and inspiration here.

Check out the remarkable resource that is the New Play Exchange. NPX is a great way to learn about new writers and their plays. What a treasure trove!

And I would be remiss not to share my episode about Encore Learning. Learn more about this Arlington-based, lifelong learning opportunity here.

Our theme music is by Sean Balick. “Entrance Shaft 11” by The Depot, via Blue Dot Sessions.

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