Episode 67: Teaching and Learning to Write – Interview with Ken Murray

by Gabriela Pereira
published in Podcast

Welcome, welcome, Word Nerds!

I am so excited to share today’s interview with author Ken Murray with you all.

Ken Murray is a writer and creative writing teacher. He teaches multi-genre, using fiction, nonfiction and poetry to help students get started, listen to their work, and amplify the opportunities therein. Ken teaches at University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies and also at Haliburton School of the Arts. He is a graduate of the MFA program at The New School (like me!), and also the Teaching Artist program at Community Word Project. Ken writes mostly fiction and Eulogy is his first novel.

Originally from Vancouver, Ken grew up in Ottawa and has lived in various locations across Canada, and also New York City. He now divides his time between Prince Edward County and Haliburton Ontario, and teaching at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. Beyond reading and writing, he can most often be found dabbling in various sports, or doing broadcast work with 99.3 County FM in Prince Edward County.

In this episode Ken and I talk about:

  • The impetus for Eulogy.
  • Making the shift from shorter pieces to writing a book-length work.
  • Writing workshops: the advantages, disadvantages and how to get the most out of the experience.

Plus, Ken’s #1 tip for writers.

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Resources:

To learn more about Ken Murray, his courses, and his beautiful new book, Eulogy, follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, or visit his website.

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Until next week, keep writing and keep being awesome.
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