Writing can be lonely work; WMFA counters that with conversation. It’s a show about creativity and craft, where writer and host Courtney Balestier talks shop with some of today’s best writers and examines the issues we face when we do creative work. The mission of WMFA is to explore why we writers do what we do, so that we can do it with more intention, and how we do what we do, so that we can do it better.

New episodes air every Wednesday and alternate between full-length conversations and minisodes, short explorations of creative issues.

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Courtney Balestier is a native West Virginian whose writing has appeared in The New Yorker online, Lucky PeachOxford American, and elsewhere. She is at work on a novel about identity, progress, and class set in Appalachia and Detroit. Read her here