Unwinding: Darren Canady breaks down his work and tackles doubt as a writer

For many writers, the hardest part is getting the first few words on the page. Associate professor of English Darren Canady is no stranger to this struggle. Canady opened up about his process, where he finds inspiration, fostering creativity in his classroom, overcoming doubt as a writer, and more on the latest episode of Unwinding.

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Unwinding is a podcast that tells the human stories driving the minds and talents of the University of Kansas. In each episode we sit down with KU researchers to chat about what they’re working on, why they’re passionate about it, why it matters, and what makes them tick as humans. The conversation explores the fascinations and motivations that produce new discoveries.

Unwinding is a production by KU’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is the heart of KU. It’s home to more than 50 departments, programs and centers, offering more than 100 majors, minors and certificates. A collaborative and creative community, the College is committed to making the world better through inquiry and research.