Last November, the wonderful Jessica Karbowiak stopped by Northwestern for a reading, and we popped over to Chicago Public Radio for a quick interview with Vocalo. There are multiple reasons why this is cool, including the fact that CPR’s studios are home to radio people like Ira Glass and they are in the depths of Navy Pier, which is basically an amusement park in the middle of Chicago. We were practically celebrities as we ignored the fun house and went through the back door to go up to the studios. And then we got to sit around and discuss art. Life doesn’t get much better than that.
Check out the interview to hear about Jessica’s views on feminism, on how to write about tragedy without melodrama, and the difference between writing fiction and non-fiction.
The interview was conducted by Mia Warren, blogger, writer, and friend extraordinaire!