From Staff Reports

The Rope Walker podcast is the monthly podcast from the Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency featuring intimate conversations with their residents about their work, process, and insights from their time in Corsicana. Corsicana Artist and Writer Residence is a community-funded nonprofit organization supporting the production of art and literature in historic sites around Corsicana.

Podcast Episode Summary: Humorous and insightful, rigorous and celebratory, February resident Marian Bull’s (’21) writing is driven by her insatiable curiosity and her commitment to personal and collective delight. In this episode of Rope Walker, the writer and ceramicist talks with us about joie de vivre, her nonlinear journey to journalism, the mnemonic qualities of great food writing, and the challenges of writing memoir. The episode starts with a discussion of what brought Marian to Corsicana: the nonfiction memoir project about her childhood growing up in a live magic company.

Corsicana Residency writer, Marian Bull – Courtesy photo

A new episode of The Rope Walker airs once a month, and can be found on Apple Podcasts. To find out more about the Corsicana Artist & Writer Residency please visit

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