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Writing The City: Author Joshua Foster On His Work And A New Course At Writespace

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Author Joshua Foster in the Geary Performance Studio.

Writer and native Idahoan Joshua Foster came to Houston a little over a year ago to work on a novel and on a PhD in the University of Houston’s Literature and Creative Writing Program. In this interview, Josh talks about his work and his writing practice, and why he became a writer. He also talks about a course that he’ll be teaching at Writespace, a writing center in Houston. The organization offers workshops and writing courses that are open to the public. Josh’s upcoming course, Intermediate and Advanced Fiction and Prose Writing, begins November 15th.

Thanks to audio producer Todd Hulslander and to Writespace director Elizabeth White-Olsen for their help with this interview.