Written by Jahn Dope, student in season one and two
It all started with Andrea's creative writing class and that led to Lip Service, a night of true stories out loud. I told two of my stories from the Lip Service stage and the experience of making 600 people laugh was awesome! Now it's Writing Class Radio! I always wanted to do radio. Years ago, I had a chance to be on the air as a host and DJ. You could say, I got discovered. I was on stage at The Bottom Line, a club in Ft. Myers, Florida. I was free-styling some poetry and telling jokes. I had the crowd’s full attention. I was killing it. When I stepped down from the stage, a man came up and asked if I wanted to be on radio. He handed me his business card, which said B103.9, which is a legit radio station. I followed up and scheduled an interview.
But I messed up. The night before the interview I went out and got dosed with 15 hits of acid. I thought going out would help me with my creativity. I see now, that was a dumb idea.
I never made it to the interview, so when Andrea gave me another opportunity to be part of Writing Class Radio, I said, “Hell yeah!” The classmates are interesting individuals with juicy, hilarious and sad stories from the depth of their souls. I love class even when they dissect my stories, which sometimes feels demoralizing. But that’s all part of the artistic process. And who knows, maybe I’ll be discovered again.
Writing Class Radio
Writing Class Radio is a podcast of a writing class. It is for people who love stories and who get inspired by hearing other people tell their stories and who want to learn a little bit about how to write their own stories.
There's no better way to understand ourselves and each other than by writing and telling our stories.