19 episodes

Welcome to BookSwell Intersections, a literary podcast devoted to amplifying the voices of writers from historically excluded communities. We love to hear authors share their inspirations and their creative processes. This is the place to get a peek inside the pages of your next favorite book.

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Welcome to BookSwell Intersections, a literary podcast devoted to amplifying the voices of writers from historically excluded communities. We love to hear authors share their inspirations and their creative processes. This is the place to get a peek inside the pages of your next favorite book.

    Jessamyn Violet interview

    Jessamyn Violet interview

    Jessamyn Violet, author of Secret Rules to Being a Rockstar and musician, shares her musings on the power of music and more. In conversation with host Cody Sisco, Jessamyn discusses the rock and roll lifestyle, writing a true-to-life Hollywood coming-of-age novel, and the power of being an outsider.

    • 23 min
    Melissa Chadburn interview

    Melissa Chadburn interview

    Dr. Melissa Chadburn, author of A Tiny Upward Shove and self-proclaimed recovering journalist, shares her inspirations on this episode to re-launch the BookSwell Intersections podcast.

    • 22 min
    Roxana Preciado reading and discussion

    Roxana Preciado reading and discussion

    Roxana Preciado, indie author, artist, poet, and activist, shares her story with others in hope that she can help anyone who is facing similar hardships.

    • 37 min
    Reuben "Tihi" Haylsett interview and more

    Reuben "Tihi" Haylsett interview and more

    Reuben “Tihi” Hayslett discusses his novel Dark Corners with Running Wild Press publisher Lisa Kastner at a live recording of the BookSwell Intersections podcast.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Yodassa Williams interview

    Yodassa Williams interview

    The coronavirus crisis can't stop art!
    Cody Sisco interviews Yodassa Williams about her debut fantasy novel, The Goddess Twins, coming of age and finding one's voice, black girl magic and creativity, and the revelatory experience of going to Burning Man.

    • 35 min
    The last pre-pandemic LA lit discussion

    The last pre-pandemic LA lit discussion

    This episode was recorded in the Rare Bird offices in DTLA in February 202 at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Host Cody Sisco is joined by co-host Dan Lopez, special guests Viva Padilla from Dryland Lit, Julia Callahan from Rare Bird Lit, and interview guest Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo of Women Who Submit. We discussed #DignidadLiteraria and the fallout from American Dirt, barriers to inclusivity and equity in publishing, and how writers and publishers are navigating the changing literary landscape.
     

    • 1 hr 23 min

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