First draft podcast
First Draft began in 2014 as a way to spur conversations between authors, primarily writers of young adult fiction. Over the intervening years, First Draft has featured honest, inspiring conversations with New York Times bestsellers like Divergent author Veronica Roth, The Martian author Andy Weir, and The Red Queen author Victoria Aveyard, Emmy award winner Josh Gondelman, National Book Award winner Robin Benway, Caldecott winner Jon Klassen, Newberry Award winner Dan Santat, and Printz Award winner Nina LaCour.
As the podcast heads into its fifth year in 2019, I’m broadening the scope of the podcast to include essayists, podcasters, songwriters, and other storytellers. While the heart of First Draft remains the same--the sharing of ideas and fostering empathy through human stories--it will feature new, exciting, and diverse voices within various creative fields that have something to offer everyone.
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