The Drunken Odyssey with John King was begun as a forum to discuss all aspects of the writing process, in a variety of genres, in order to foster a greater sense of community among writers.

For information regarding guest bookings, please go here first.

Contact: thedrunkenodyssey@gmail.com.

NOTE: The Drunken Odyssey is not considering pitches for future guests in order to deal with the pipeline of writers already under consideration.



John King earned a PhD in English from Purdue University in 2003, and an MFA in fiction writing from NYU in 2010. His work has appeared in Gargoyle, Palooka, Turnrow, Bachelor Pad Magazine, The Newer York, and others. He has been a reviewer of books for The Literary Review and theatrical performances for Shakespeare Bulletin.


Mistie Watkins 10

Photo by Shawn McKee.

Mistie Watkins writes creative nonfiction. Check out her Pushcart-nominated essay here.


Shawn McKee

Shawn McKee (Episodes 179184, and 211)  is doing just fine.


Lauren Butler is an actress, director, teaching artist, and voice over artist currently residing in Orlando, Florida.  She earned her BA in Theatre from Nova Southeastern University and MFA in Acting from the University of Central Florida.  She has directed and taught at Sol Children’s Theatre, The Hollywood Art and Cultural Center, Area StageCompany, Missoula Children’s Theatre, and The Orlando Repertory Theatre.  Favorite theatre credits include: Into the Woods (Cinderella), Ruthless the Musical (Judy Denmark), Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Cinderella), The Coming World (Dora), So My Grandmother Died… (Margaret), Boeing Boeing (Gloria Hawkins), The Importance of Being Earnest (Gwendolyn Fairfax), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena).


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