In this episode, Connor Southard recounts his childhood love of reading fiction, which was the origin of his desire to pursue writing. He reflects on the novel he wrote while completing his M.F.A., including his thoughts on the twin roles of the fiction writer as an entertainer and as a vehicle for readers to convert suffering into beauty.
Length of Episode
3 minutes, 27 seconds
Digital File Format
University of Montana--Missoula. Graduate School, "Connor Southard: Creative Writing (M.F.A.) on the "Religion" of Reading and Writing Fiction" (2021). Confluence: A Podcast. 40.