EPISODE 4: After Isaac with Author Avra Wing (Click to listen/download.)
This episode features NY Writers Coalition workshop leader and novelist Avra Wing, as she discusses her first young adult novel, After Isaac. Avra’s first novel, Angie, I Says, was a New York Times Notable Book and made into the movie Angie. Her poetry collection, Recurring Dream, won the 2011 Pecan Grove Press Poetry Chapbook Competition, and she has published poems in numerous journals, including Hanging Loose and Michigan Quarterly Review.
Avra’s essays have appeared in the Times, and her memoir, Doorway on the Mountain, is available at Online Originals. Avra taught for many years at Kingsborough Community College and currently leads workshops for NYWC at the Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York (CIDNY).
CREDITS: This podcast episode was recorded and produced by NYWC Volunteer Corps member Celeste Kaufman. Celeste is a freelance writer living in Brooklyn. She’s a food columnist for the Park Slope Reader, and her work has appeared in BUST Magazine, Time Out New York, and elsewhere on the web. Music from this episode comes from “Local Natives” by Breakers.