Episode 31: Real Experiences

Our favorite co-hosts Caitlin Dillon and Heather Daugherty. They are here today to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on the Mochila Chat we talk about real experiences in your creative pieces. We hear a creative essay titled “Little League” by Theo Kandel from our Spring 2018 issue. We also hear “O Captain! My Captain!” by Walt Whitman read by Anne Davies. Finally, our favorite traveling co-host, Justin Janorschke, visits Columbia University. He talks about the MFA programs being offered.

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Episode 30: Creative Nonfiction

Our favorite co-hosts Caitlin Dillon and Heather Daugherty. They are here today to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on the Mochila Chat we talk about telling true stories through creative nonfiction. We hear a creative essay titled “Cleda” by Savannah Delgross from our Spring 2018 issue. We also hear “Walden” by Henry David Thoreau read by Bob Nulph. Finally, our favorite traveling co-host, Justin Janorschke, visits the University of Montana. He talks about the MFA programs being offered.

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Episode 29: Cringy Moments

Our favorite co-host Caitlin Dillon is back with our new co-host Heather Daugherty. They are here today to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on the Mochila Chat we talk about experiences that can be cringe-worthy and how some authors use their personal experiences to create beautifully written pieces of work. We hear […]

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Episode 28: Political Statements!

Our favorite co-hosts Zoey Reynolds and Caitlin Dillon are back to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on the Mochila Chat we talk about political statements and how to put your statements on paper in a way that will get your point across. We hear Morgan LeBaige’s story “Sehnsucht” from our Spring 2018 […]

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Episode 27: Dreams

Our favorite co-hosts Zoey Reynolds and Caitlin Dillon are back to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on the Mochila Chat we talk about dreams and how dreams can influence writing. We hear DeAndre Washington’s poem “Smile for your hood” from our Spring 2018 issue. We also hear Helen Hunt Jackson‘s “Dreams” read […]

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Episode 26: Who Am I?

Our favorite co-hosts Zoey Reynolds and Caitlin Dillon are back to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on The Mochila Chat we talk about the struggle of finding who we are as individuals and as writers. We hear Zamarit Ortiz’s short story, “The End of Ignacio” from our Spring 2017 issue of the […]

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Episode 25: Pairings in Literature

Our favorite co-hosts Zoey Reynolds and Caitlin Dillon are back to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on The Mochila Chat we talk about pairing things in literature. We hear Reed Karsh read his poems, “Poverty: Two Acts” from our Spring 2017 issue of the Mochila Review. We also hear Blake Fultz and […]

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Episode 24: Writing Empathy

Our favorite co-hosts Zoey Reynolds and Caitlin Dillon are back to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on The Mochila Chat we talk about how to show empathy for another person when the writer does not know anything about the other person’s backstory and how a writer can make the readers feel the […]

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Episode 23: Color

Our favorite co-hosts Caitlin Dillon and Zoie Reynolds are back to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on the Mochila Chat we talk about color and its impact on our writing. “Black Coffee” by Isabella Barsalona from our 2017 issue of the Mochila Review. We also hear Louisa May Alcott’s poem “A Little […]

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Episode 22: The Art of Rejection

Our favorite co-hosts Caitlin Dillion and Zoey Reynolds are back to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on The Mochila Chat we talk about coping with rejection. We hear the poem I Pulled Her Last off My Sweater today by Annie Warner from out spring 2017 issue of the Mochila Review. We also […]

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