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Typewriter Talks

By Keep St. Pete Lit

Typewriter Talks features interviews with writers, poets, and other bookish folks. It is hosted by Maureen McDole, Founder and Executive Director of Keep St. Pete Lit, which is a literary arts organization based in St. Petersburg, Florida. Listen in to hear discussions on all kinds of writerly topics. Our goal is to show you that there is not one right way to be a writer.

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Episode 1: Gloria Muñoz

Typewriter Talks Apr 13, 2023

Episode 30: Gale Massey
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Episode 29: L.L. Kirchner
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Episode 28: Bill DeYoung

Episode 28: Bill DeYoung

This week our guest is Bill DeYoung. Bill was born in St. Petersburg, FL where he spent the first 21 years of his life. After a long time living in other cities, working at newspapers and learning how to write on a deadline, he came back to his hometown in 2014 and now spends most of his time wondering where the city he loved so much disappeared to. He is Senior Writer and Editor of the St. Pete Catalyst and has written six books, the most recent of which is Vintage St. Pete & Pinellas Volume 3.
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Episode 27: Yuki Jackson
Oct 26, 202335:06
Episode 26: Lenore Myka
Oct 19, 202330:59
Episode 25: Susana Darwin
Oct 12, 202338:01
Episode 24: Curtis Davis
Oct 05, 202340:18
Episode 23: Alia Luria
Sep 28, 202335:49
Episode 22: Jarret Keene
Sep 21, 202336:45
Episode 21: Barbara Riddle
Sep 14, 202343:05
Episode 20: Brian Petkash
Sep 07, 202331:42
Episode 19: Heather Lang-Cassera
Aug 17, 202337:26
Episode 18: Silk Jazmyne
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Episode 17: Gianna Russo
Aug 03, 202339:17
Episode 16: Jonathan Kile
Jul 27, 202342:10
Episode 15: Mark Haber
Jul 20, 202336:14
Episode 14: Sara Ries Dziekonski
Jul 13, 202333:14
Episode 13: Nicole Caron
Jul 06, 202338:03
Episode 12: Paul Wilborn
Jun 29, 202333:48
Episode 11: Chelsea Catherine
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Episode 10: Kerry Kriseman

Episode 10: Kerry Kriseman

This week our guest is Kerry Kriseman. Kerry is a St. Petersburg native and a graduate of University of South Florida with a B.A. Her latest book. "Accidental First Lady: On the Front Lines (and Behind the Scenes)" recounts 22 years of life as a political spouse to her lawyer-turned-politician husband. Kerry worked for the St. Petersburg Times (now Tampa Bay Times) for 10 years in the Newsroom and Marketing Departments. Since 2008, she has been the public relations manager for Creative Clay, a St. Petersburg non-profit that serves people with disabilities. Kerry is a volunteer puppy raiser with Southeastern Guide Dogs, a mentor with “Take Stock in Children” Program, and a volunteer with her black Labrador, Christie, in Tampa General Hospital’s pet therapy program. Her work can be found at

Jun 15, 202333:13
Episode 9: Lorraine Monteagut, PhD.

Episode 9: Lorraine Monteagut, PhD.

This week our guest is Lorraine Monteagut, PhD. Lorraine is a writer, astrologer, tarot reader and green witch. Copies of her recently published book, Brujas: The Magic and Power of Witches of Color, is available at bookstores nationwide and has been recently released in paperback. 

Jun 08, 202332:07
Episode 8: Brian Wedlake
Jun 01, 202335:30
Episode 7: Tyler Gillespie

Episode 7: Tyler Gillespie

This week our guest is Tyler Gillespie. Tyler is the author of the essay collection The Thing about Florida: Exploring a Misunderstood State (University Press of Florida, 2021) as well as two poetry collections Florida Man: Poems (Red Flag Poetry, 2018) and the nature machine! (Autofocus, 2023). He’s a fifth-generation Floridian, co-founder of the Florida Local Artist & Writer Network, and currently teaches writing at Ringling College of Art + Design. His work can be found at
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Episode 6: Erin L. McCoy
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Episode 5: Sheree L. Greer
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Episode 4: Nathan Van Coops
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Episode 3: Peter Kageyama
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Episode 2: Letisia Cruz
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Episode 1: Gloria Muñoz
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