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88 Cups of Tea

Love all things upbeat, warm, and uplifting? Welcome to 88 Cups of Tea, an online platform and podcast for creative writers who look for guidance in their storytelling journey and connection to a community, fostering year-round conversations around the personal and professional life of a writer. Our podcast episodes and online essays and articles explore and unpack conversations that touch on topics like overcoming rejections and challenges, querying tips and crafting advice, lifestyle habits that support the heart and the soul, what it means to be Human while navigating a creative path, and more. We pride ourselves in nurturing a supportive environment that aims to encourage, inspire, and entertain. Check out our website for essays, articles, and access to nearly 200 podcast episodes!


Tochi Onyebuchi on Finding Joy in your Writing Process 59:06 10/29/2020
Stacey Lee On Uncovering Untold Stories 40:53 10/01/2020
Kat Cho on Writing as a Source of Solace and Joy 74:46 09/21/2020
Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam In Conversation With Lelina Chang 70:06 09/03/2020
Molly O'Neill On The Roles Of A Literary Agent Part 2 60:42 08/06/2020
Molly O’Neill On The Roles Of A Literary Agent Part 1 71:33 07/23/2020
Elizabeth Acevedo On Disrupting Priorities 39:12 07/09/2020
Daniel José Older On Reaching The Heart Of Your Story 55:06 06/25/2020
Let's talk 47:33 06/12/2020
Kelly Yang on Persevering Through Unprecedented Times 42:16 05/28/2020
Marie Rutkoski On Practicing The Art Of Storytelling 38:45 05/21/2020
Linda Camacho On Being Persistent With Your Creative Pursuits 53:17 05/14/2020
Week 2 of Our Community Tapestry Project (BONUS EPISODE) 123:21 04/20/2020
Samira Ahmed On Saying Yes To Yourself 76:12 04/16/2020
Week 1 of Our Community Tapestry Project (BONUS EPISODE) 119:40 04/13/2020
Untitled Community Tapestry Project 03:37 04/06/2020
Sara Zarr On Choosing A Gratitude Mindset 75:39 04/03/2020
Akemi Dawn Bowman On The Permission To Slow Down 78:23 03/19/2020
Kekla Magoon on Acknowledging The Grey Areas 43:22 03/05/2020
Libba Bray On Discovering A Sense Of Place In The World 67:59 02/20/2020
Adalyn Grace On Morally Gray Characters 53:20 02/06/2020
Grace Lin On Pursuing A Viable Creative Career 64:52 01/23/2020
Abigail Hing Wen On Claiming Space With Our Stories 54:46 01/09/2020
Cassandra Clare On Finding Creativity 69:28 01/02/2020
Laura Adams on Marketing Your Writing & Managing Finances 57:04 12/12/2019
Marissa Meyer on Finding Joy in Your Story 54:12 11/28/2019
Kelly Barnhill on Improving Your Craft By Centimeters 74:16 11/14/2019
MAGGIE STIEFVATER: Staying Motivated During Challenging Times 67:22 10/31/2019
CHRISTINE RICCIO: Cultivating the Mindset of a Writer 75:39 10/16/2019
JULIETTE KIM: Storytelling Through Design 50:30 10/03/2019