Monthly Archives: August 2022

12Aug/22

John Whittier Treat

August 12, 2022

It gives us great pleasure to present Season 7, Episode 32 – John Whittier Treat + Our Review of Big Eden!

John Whittier Treat shares how his experience as a stutterer shaped his novel, First Consonants. We also discuss a bit about how the environment needs to be present in every story moving forward. Then Baz and Vance review Big Eden and share who won the week for them!

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John Whittier Treat is the winner of the Christopher Hewitt Award in fiction and a Pushcart Prize nominee. He is the author of the novel The Rise and Fall of the Yellow House (Big Table Publishing Company), a finalist for the 2016 Lambda Literary Foundation Award for Best Gay Fiction. He was also a finalist for both the fiction and poetry prizes in the 2021 Saints & Sinners competition. His opinion pieces have appeared in The New York Times, HuffPost, and Out magazine. He’s lived in the Pacific Northwest for four decades, and currently resides in Seattle with his husband.

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05Aug/22

Ellie Johnson

August 5, 2022

It gives us great pleasure to present Season 7, Episode 31 – Ellie Johnson + Our Review of The Lake!

Ellie Johnson shares how her experience on a 450 mile canoe trip lead to writing The Barrens with her father, Kurt Johnson. We discuss a bit about coming out, co-writing with a family member, and the importance of storytelling. Then Baz and Vance review The Lake and share who won the week for them!

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Ellie Johnson paddled the 450-mile Thelon River with three other women at the age of seventeen. The novel is based in part on that canoe trip as well as her real-life experiences growing up as a gay woman. Ellie is a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota and lives in St. Paul.

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