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InkStains

Ever wanted to challenge yourself artistically? Write a story every day, photograph something or illustrate something on a regular basis? John Urbancik has done that, on a grand scale: InkStains was originally a year-long daily writing project, in which he wrote a story a day every day for a year. By hand. Now, as he attempts to do this for a third time, he’ll share with you his secrets of how it’s done. Or maybe you just want to hear some of the stories that have resulted from this. InkStains is now a weekly podcast featuring stories of any and every genre as well as discussions about creativity and personal challenges and what it takes to make a thing – and the kinds of scars and stains that might leave.

Apr 26, 2017

Host John Urbancik discusses travel and adventure, airlines and interstates, and asks for dinner invitations. Readings include mountains, mountains, and carousels.


Apr 19, 2017

Host John Urbancik describes how a one-day InkStains story became a novel. Reading include a story about trains, the Zen of Lawn Work, and a fairy tale.


Apr 12, 2017

Join Host John Urbancik as he discusses what happens after the end of those big projects. Readings include ramblings about the blank page, a job offer from Ms. Friday, and the ghost collector's prized possession.


Apr 5, 2017

Join host John Urbancik for a special episode in which he meanders through the long story COLETTE AND THE TIGER. All structure and formatting is abandoned as he reads just this one story.


Mar 29, 2017

Host John Urbancik claims to be an Adventurer (as well as writer and photographer), and tries to define it. Three new readings: night falls, Monday and Sunday in court, and a grandmother bakes cookies in a war zone.