April 24, 2021

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The Lounge Chair Interview: 10 Questions with Arianna Pozzuoli

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By Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé

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Let’s get down to brass tacks. Why do you write?

I always tell friends writing keeps me away from the fridge but in all seriousness, it’s because I love telling stories. Writing has always been an outlet for me – I can’t imagine what life would be like if I stopped.

Tell us about your most recent book or writing project. What were you trying to say or achieve with it?

 I just finished writing a one-woman show with my sister about our mother. Our mom’s life story has always been a source of inspiration in everything that we do. I always wanted to write a one-woman play since birth so it just made sense to combine the two things.

Describe your writing aesthetic.

 1/2 cup of conversation, 1/2 cup of poetry, one teaspoon of funny and sad and a pinch of nostalgia.

Who are your favorite authors/screenwriters?

Authors – Louisa May Alcott, Maya Angelou, Leonard Cohen, Paulo Coelho, Margaret Atwood, Bell Hooks, Jeffrey Eugenides, Laura Esquivel, Tina Fey.

Screenwriters – Pedro Almodovar, Neil Simon, Denys Arcand, Charlie Kaufman, Wes Anderson.

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