The Path and the Gate: Authors to Authors: Annette Haws, Joe Plicka, and Ryan Shoemaker

March 31, 2024

Embark on a riveting literary journey with the latest episode of *Dialogue Book Report*, where we explore the realms of craft, culture, and spirituality with acclaimed authors Annette Haws, Joe Plicka, and Ryan Shoemaker. Joining us are Joe Plicka and Ryan Shoemaker, newly appointed fiction co-editors at Dialogue Journal.

Plicka, a seasoned educator at BYU-Hawaii, brings insights from his work exploring the treatment of women in LDS society and the mysteries of life after death. Shoemaker, celebrated for his debut collection *Beyond the Lights* and his forthcoming *The Righteous Road: Stories*, infuses the conversation with his trademark blend of humor and emotional depth.

Annette Haws, renowned for her keen observations of human relationships, adds her unique perspective to the discussion. With a wealth of experience as both a teacher and writer, Haws offers poignant reflections on life’s tribulations and foibles, drawn from her own literary journey.

In this engaging exchange, the authors delve into the intricacies of storytelling, societal reflection, and spiritual exploration. From navigating the complexities of craft to probing the depths of cultural norms, *The Path and the Gate* offers listeners a captivating glimpse into the minds of authors charting new territories in literature.

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