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October 5, 2021 @ 8:09 pm

Season 5 Ep. 107 Following A Literary Appalachian Trail with Guest Kendra Winchester

We have a fondness for Appalachia and have had several guests on the Perks who hail from that area, including Alix Harrow, Ashley Blooms, and Annette Sanuooke Clapsaddle. But Appalachia is much larger than just the small slice that Amy and I often think of. Appalachia is really a huge area that encompasses a vast and diverse array of people.

Today we talk to Kendra Winchester, the co-founder and executive director of the 'Reading Women' podcast and a Book Riot contributing editor. But she is also the person behind the Read Appalachia Instagram account. She tells us what makes Appalachian literature special and why it’s so important to her.

You can find Kendra Winchester on various instagram pages including at @readappalachia, @thebookcorgiand @thereadingwomen.

Books Mentioned in this episode:
1- Moby Dick by Herman Melville
2- Percy Jackson & The Olympians by Rick Riordan
3- Sabriel by Garth Nix
4- Books by Tamora Pierce
5- Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
6- Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
7- Rise to the Sun by Leah Johnson
8- The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw
9- The Birds of Opulence by Crystal Wilkinson
10- Affrilachia by Frank X. Walker
11- Southernmost by Silas House
12- Black Bone: 25 Years of Affrilachian Poets edited by Bianca Lynne Spriggs and Jeremy Paden
13- Water Street by Crystal Wilkinson
14- Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
15- What You're Getting Wrong about Appalachia by Elizabeth Catte
16- Step Into the Circle: Writers in Modern Appalachia edited by Amy Greene and Trent Thomson
17- Even As We Breathe by Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle
18- Me and Banksy by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
19- Carework: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
20- Disability/Visability: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century edited by Alice Wong
21- The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman's Extraordinary Life in Death, Decay & Disaster by Sarah Krasnostein
22- The Believer: Encounters with Love, Death & Faith by Sarah Krasnostein

Podcasts mentioned--
1- Reading Women

Instagram mentioned--
1- @readappalachia
2- @thebookcorgi

TV Shows Mentioned:
1- Explained (Netlfix)

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