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TV: The Writing Life

From four Maryland poets to a pair of Nobel Laureates – Saul Bellow and Seamus Heaney – more than eighty poets and writers have appeared on HoCoPoLitSo’s cable television series since 1986. The half-hour shows are hosted by well-known writers, and guests range from interesting newer writers to some of the most distinguished names in contemporary letters.

“The format is ingenious…We come away with the privileged feeling of having eavesdropped on a private conversation between two real artists talking shop.” – critic Geoffrey Himes

The Writing Life has been honored by the National Hometown Video Festival and the BRAVO networks “Art’s for Change” Award. It has won funding from the Maryland Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Columbia Foundation, The Columbia Festival of the Arts, and The Rouse Company Foundation.

The series is available on your local cable channel, or you can order DVD copies for your home, classroom, or library. A growing number of episodes are available to view online on the HoCoPoLitSo YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/hocopolitso.

Watch the current edition of The Writing Life online at http://www.howardcc.edu/discover/arts-culture/dragon-digital-television/original-programming/the-writing-life.html

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