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.

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allison langer

Allison Langer, MBA, travelled the States taking pictures, later worked for a ski photographer, then took pictures of her friends and their babies. This was the start of a 20-year photography business. She also taught high school photography and entrepreneurship. As her students wrote their business plans, she wrote hers to create a podcast about her writing class, which is now Writing Class Radio.