"Character Building" with Lauren Groff, Tommy Orange, Caitlin Weierhauser, and Lucy Kaplansky | Live Wire Radio
Episode #373
Lauren Groff, Tommy Orange, Caitlin Weierhauser, and Lucy Kaplansky
This episode was originally taped at a live show on SUN, NOV 11 at Alberta Street Pub – SOLD OUT

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In this second installment from the Portland Book Festival, host Luke Burbank and Elena Passarello explore the process of “character building” for actors; celebrated author Lauren Groff makes the case for why art is not a competition; writer Tommy Orange discusses how urban Native identity became the theme of his debut novel There There; comedian Caitlin Weierhauser admits to telling all her secrets to pugs; and singer-songwriter Lucy Kaplansky performs her tune “Keeping Time.”

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Show Notes:

  • Luke Burbank and Elena Passarello on "character building" at 3:30
  • Lauren Groff on her book Florida at 7:22
  • Lauren Groff on art and competition at 17:23
  • Caitlin Weierhauser performs stand-up comedy at 27:20
  • Tommy Orange on roller hockey, writing and Native identity at 32:38
  • Lucy Kaplansky performs "Keeping Time" at 46:03

 

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