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Crosscurrents

Drivel, a good writer's worst work

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Writer and editor Julia Scott used to think that only her best work was fit for public consumption; that’s before she started taking part in a reading series called “Regreterature: when good writers go bad” --

Scott: … which is just as it sounds-- a bunch of writers who really ought to know better, impaling themselves on their pencils for amusement, and performing live pieces that they wrote when they were younger and their writing sucked horribly.

Scott says she was surprised at the positive response she got for some of her worst work-- people found it hilarious. And that's why she decided to create Drivel, a collection of terrible writing from famous and successful authors.

Click the audio player above to hear the entire interview.

Ninna Gaensler-Debs is a reporter and editor for Crosscurrents. Since 2012, Ninna has worn a variety of hats at KALW - she was both a producer and event planner for Localore project Hear Here. Ninna also programmed and organized the Sights and Sounds live events - two in Bayview, and most recently, one in East Oakland.