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

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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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