BUST THE CANON – Amplify Women on XRAY FM – Books Discussed

Thanks for tuning in today in International Women’s Day to listen to the interview with Portland author Kesha Ajose-Fisher.

This program was gratefully funded by a grant from RACC in its original inception. Thanks to RACC for helping to make this idea come to life.

Here’s a list of the books and authors mentioned in today’s conversation with Kesha:

Kesha Ajose-Fisher – No God Like the Mother
Abi Daré – The Girl with the Louding Voice
Destiny Birdsong – Negotiations
Heidi W. Durrow – The Girl Who Fell From the Sky
James Baldwin
Zora Neale Hurston

I urge you to purchase your books, whenever possible, from local, independent bookstores, women-owned bookstores, BIPOC-owned bookstores, or directly from the author.

If you live in the Portland area, here are a few ideas:
Third Eye Books
Broadway Books
Up, Up Books
Annie Blooms Books
Forest Avenue Press

Don’t Write What You Know – Fiction Reading

Tonight I’ll be hosting and reading fiction along with stellar Portland writers Jason Arias (author of Momentary Illumination of Objects in Motion from Black Bomb Books) and Mark Allen Cunningham (author of most recently Perpetua’s Kin from Atelier26 Books).

Books will be for sale and everything you hear will be made up.

This reading is made possible by a grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council who provided funding this year to assist in work on my second collection of stories. Thanks RACC!