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TAP@PBF: Motherhood Is Psychedelic
November 3, 2022 @ 12:00 amFree
This podcast will explore the myths and realities of raising children while writing; whether the desire for motherhood is a creative desire, and how intersectional identities impact both motherhood and creativity. Featuring a stellar line-up novelists, poets and memoir authors and witches: Kendra DeColo (Enchantments), Kaitlyn Greenidge (Libertie), Mya Spalter (I Am Not Trying to Hide My Hungers From the World), and Michelle Tea (Knocking Myself Up).
This event is podcast only, and will be released on The Archive Project wherever you get your podcasts as part of the 2022 Portland Book Festival.
Kaitlyn Greenidge‘s debut novel is We Love You, Charlie Freeman (Algonquin Books), one of the New York Times Critics’ Top 10 Books of 2016. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Whiting Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University and the Guggenheim Foundation. Her second novel, Libertie, is published by Algonquin Books and out now.
Michelle Tea is a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow. Her collection, Against Memoir, won an award from PEN/America for the Art of the Essay. She is the author of over a dozen books, including the cult classic Valencia and the dystopic hybrid-memoir Black Wave. She is the host of the popular mystical podcast Your Magic, runs the weekly live show Ask the Tarot on Spotify Greenroom, and is the author of the tarot how-t, Modern Tarot. Tea has created many literary interventions, including the global sensation Drag Queen Story Hour, and Sister Spit, which she started with Sini Anderson in 1993. Her latest memoir, Knocking Myself Up: A Memoir of my In/Fertility, is out from Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins.