Episode 57 - Vendela Vida: Part 2

12Aug

Part 2 of Vendela Vida's Writing Life podcast begins with a discussion of performance: parenthood as performance, self as performance, acting as performance. From here we sashay to:

  • the problems of meditation
  • when are we truest to ourselves?
  • acting and announcing winners at the Academy Awards
  • how parents should praise their children's art works
  • writing and an essential self?
  • writing by hand and how Vida writes her fiction
  • fiction, rhythm and 'top spin'
  • getting lost in life and art
  • Vida's unfinished novels
  • writing in the second person (singular)
  • look in the mirror and say, You can do this...
  • gender and travel

Part 3 to follow.

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