Brown & Lit
By Princess Jones Curtis
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Brown & Lit is a podcast where women of color talk about writing and publishing. We talk to writers, editors, publishers, booksellers, librarians. Seriously, any woman of color who works with words is game. We’ll break down who they are, what they do, and what drives them to do it.
||CleanEpisode 13--M Shelly Conner||Episode Notes M Shelly Conner, queer womanist writer and educator, talks investing in yourself, the blessing of rejection, and queer erasure in black literature. Website Facebook Twitter Resources Quare Square Collective Quare Life The Known World by Edward P Jones Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston Dapper Vista Everyman by M Shelly Conner Brown Girls||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12--Jennifer Cendaña Armas||Episode Notes Jennifer Cendaña Armas, writer and performer, discusses self-care for artists, the pervasiveness of whiteness, and finding the truth in your work. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Resources Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay When Breathe Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi Franny and Zooey by JD Salinger||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11--Eshani Surya||Episode Notes Eshani Surya, writer, teacher, and student, gives us wise words about work, culture, and uncomfortable conversations. Website Twitter Instagram Resources Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10--Anjali Mitter Duva||Episode Notes Anjali Mitter Duva, author of Faint Promise of Rain, discusses believing in your work, authenticity in craft and how she found storytelling through dance. Website Twitter Facebook Instagram Resources Faint Promise of Rain by Anajli Mitter Fuva About Kathak The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandrai Marzano-Lesnevich The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9--Caroline Choe||Episode Notes Caroline Choe, founder of Create & Plate, dishes on how to encourage someone, receiving seven rejections in one day, and the magic of home cooking. Website: Create & Plate Youtube Instagram: @carochoe Facebook: Crate & Plate Resources The Struggles of Writing About Chinese Food as a Chinese Person by Clarissa Wei We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen The Haven's Kitchen Cooking School: Recipes and Inspiration to Build a Lifetime of Confidence in the Kitchen by Alison Cayne A Moose Boosh: A Few Choice Words About Food Paperback by Eric-Shabazz Larkin When You Lunch With the Emperor by Ludwig Bemelmans||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8--Naseem Jamnia||Episode Notes Naseem Jamnia, freelance writer, tells us how the 2016 election changed their career path, finding the truth in your work, and the importance of giving marginalized voices the spotlight. Website: https://www.naseemwrites.com/ Twitter: @jamsternazzy Instagram: @jamsternazzy Facebook: Naseem Jamnia Resources Alanna: The First Adventure By Tamra Pierce Writing the Other with Nisi Shawl and K. Tempest Bradford Octavia Butler||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7--Rosalie Morales Kearns||Episode Notes Rosalie Morales Kearns, author of Kingdom of Women and publisher of Shade Mountain Press, explains the delicate balance of being a writer/publisher what it costs to run a small press, and the indelible impression that Toni Morrison leaves on everyone. Website: https://rosaliemoraleskearns.wordpress.com Twitter: @RMoralesKearns Resources Shade Mountain Press Kingdom of Women by Rosalie Morales Kerns Vida—Women in Literary Arts Beloved by Toni Morrison Song of Soloman by Toni Morrison Sula by Toni Morrison Black Water Anthology by Alberto Manguel Monsignor Quixote by Graham Greene The Color Purple by Alice Walker Not A Self Help Book: The MisAdventures of Marty Wu by Yi Shun Lai My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier Baba Yaga: The Ambiguous Mother and Witch of the Russian Folktale Baba Yaga: The Wild Witch of the East in Russian Fairy Tales The Cutting Season by Attica Lock||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6--Marti Dumas||Episode Notes Marti Dumas, author of the Jaden Toussaint series, tells us about accidentally becoming a children’s book author, working as a part of small press, and knowing what you want. Website Twitter Facebook Instagram Resources Plum Street Press Jupiter Storm by Marti Dumas Jaden Toussaint the Greatest: Episode 1—The Quest for Screen Time Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred D Taylor Let the Circle Be Unbroken by Mildred D Taylor The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5--Eileen Guo||Episode Notes Eileen Guo, independent journalist, discusses recovering from entrepreneurship, writing feedback, and the fluidity of race. . Website: https://www.eileenguo.com Twitter: @EileenGuo Instagram: @EileenGuo Resources How WeChat Spreads Rumors, Reaffirms Bias, and Helped Elect Trump by Eileen Guo (Backchannel/Wired) The Fat Years by Chan Koonchung The Fortune Cookie Chronicles by Jennifer 8 Lee||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4--Laura Lucas||Episode Notes Laura Lucas, editor at Minor Arcana Press, talks about her undying love for the city of Seattle, the horror of office meetings, and the joy of taking big life risks. **Website:** http://www.lauralucas.net/ **Twitter:** @linesofforce **Facebook:** Laura In Seattle Resources Minor Arcana Press Act One (Six Hens) Nine Kinds of Ice Cream Like Water for Chocolate Trafalgar by Angelica Gorodischer Spencer Tunick, photographer||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3--Cole Lavalais||Episode Notes Cole Lalalais, author of Summer of Cicadas and director of The Chicago Writers Studio, discusses writing, teaching, and the revolutionary art of poetry. Website: http://www.colelavalais.com/ Twitter: @colelavalais Instagram: @nlvalais Resources Summer of Cicadas by Cole Lavalais Chicago Writers Studio The Black Voices Anthology Mama Day by Gloria Naylor How to Escape From a Leper Colony by Tiphanie Yanique||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2--Marivi Soliven||Episode Notes Marivi Soliven, author of The Mango Bride, explains how her day job inspires her fiction work, what prompted her “Speculative Fiction Tour,” and what it’s like to have your entire culture reduced to a spring roll. Website: https://marivisoliven.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MariviWrites/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/marivisoliven Resources The Mango Bride by Marivi Soliven Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng Jhumpa Lahiri Alexander Chee Edwidge Danticat Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1--Natalia Sylvester||Episode Notes Natalia Sylvester, author of Everyone Knows You Go Home, describes her unusual path to writing, decolonizing her work, and the truth about luck. Website: www.nataliasylvester.com Twitter: @nataliasylv Facebook: Natalia Sylvester, Author Resources: Matilda by Roald Dahl Lessons on Expulsion by Erica L Sanchez La Puerta de Los Tres Cerrojos by Sonia Fernandez-Vidal Chasing the Sun by Natalia Sylvester Everyone Knows You Go Home by Natalia Sylvester||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0--Here We Go||Episode Notes Here comes Brown & Lit||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Yes! What a great idea for a podcast!
Great name for a podcast the world (and especially Austin) needs! Can’t wait for the next episode.