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Watershed Lit: Center for Literary Engagement and Publishing Practice is the home of literary orgs Fall for the Book, The Alan Cheuse International Writers Center, Poetry Daily, Stillhouse Press and more!

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Watershed Lit: Center for Literary Engagement and Publishing Practice is the home of literary orgs Fall for the Book, The Alan Cheuse International Writers Center, Poetry Daily, Stillhouse Press and more!

    Moonshine Murmurs: When Real Life Knocks

    Moonshine Murmurs: When Real Life Knocks

    In this episode, host Carol Mitchell and Stillhouse author Morgan Christie sit down to talk about the major themes within Christie’s new book, "Liddle Deaths," and how many of those themes are inspired by the southern African American experience. Mitchell and Christie delve into the life of Niya, the main character, and how she navigates life after a tragic familial incident and returning home to the South. In this episode, they discuss African American familial values, the complexities of parent-child relationships, grief, and much more.

    A transcript of this episode is available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MjSQwDryKZ9FY3AndSeB4gNZkojFHEbL/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=107089563825182912200&rtpof=true&sd=true

    Carol Mitchell is a book editor at Stillhouse Press and an alum of the George Mason University MFA program (2020). Her first novel for adults: "What Start Bad a Mornin'" was published by Central Avenue Publishing in September 2023. In the past she has written realistic fiction, however, her love of fantasy has been nudging its way into her writing and appearing as magical realism in the most unexpected places. In addition to being an author, Carol is a trained and experienced editor who enjoys working with Stillhouse authors to bring out the best in their work.

    Morgan Christie’s work has appeared in Callaloo, Room, The Hawai’i Review, Sports Literate, as well as other publications. She is the author of four poetry chapbooks and her first full-length short story manuscript, “These Bodies” (Tolsun Books 2020), was nominated for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in fiction. She is the 2022 Arc Poetry Poem of the Year Prize recipient and her poetry chapbook, “when they come” (Black Sunflowers Press 2021) was featured in the Forward Arts Foundation’s National Poetry Day exhibit. Her collection "People Without Wings" was the winner of the 2022 Digging Chapbook Series Prize and her essay collection Boolean Logic was the winner of the Howling Bird Book Prize (2023).

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    Eliza Knight - Fall for the Book Podcast

    Eliza Knight - Fall for the Book Podcast

    Eliza Knight talks fantastic flappers, star studded dancers, and incredible female stars in this episode of the Fall for the Book Podcast. From the underappreciated legacy of Adele Astaire, sister to Fred Astaire, to Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe's unlikely friendship. She is the author of Starring Adele Astaire, Why Can't We Be Friends, and many other titles.

    • 25 min
    Edward Cahill - Fall for the Book Podcast

    Edward Cahill - Fall for the Book Podcast

    Edward Cahill discusses his novel Disorderly Men, which follows three gay men in pre-Stonewall NYC, who find their fates thrown together during the police raid of a Village bar. Cahill talks identity, shame, 'disorderly conduct, and James Baldwin, in this episode of the Fall for the Book podcast.

    • 26 min
    Vandana Khanna - Fall for the Book Podcast

    Vandana Khanna - Fall for the Book Podcast

    Vandana Khanna sits down to talk about her poetry collection Burning Like Her Own Planet, the ancient Hindu text The Ramayana, women's rage and power, and of course, Beyonce.

    • 26 min
    Nicole Glover - Fall for the Book Podcast

    Nicole Glover - Fall for the Book Podcast

    Nicole Glover discusses her genre bending Murder and Magic series - The Conductors, and The Undertakers. Set in post-Civil War society, they feature Hetty and Benji - two former Conductors on the Underground Railroad, as they solve murders using celestial magic.

    • 18 min
    Annie Rains - Fall for the Book Podcast

    Annie Rains - Fall for the Book Podcast

    Annie Rains stops by in this bonus holiday episode of the Fall for the Book Podcast to talk about her novel "Through The Snowglobe," a mashup of "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Groundhog's Day." Romance, Christmas, and second (and third and fourth) chances shape this heartwarming novel.

    • 17 min

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