Brown & Lit



Brown & Lit is a podcast where women of color talk about writing and publishing. We talk to writers, editors, publishers, booksellers, librarians. Seriously, any woman of color who works with words is game. Well break down who they are, what they do, and what drives them to do it.


  • Episode 13--M Shelly Conner

    Episode 13--M Shelly Conner

    04/06/2018 Duration: 27min

    Episode Notes M Shelly Conner, queer womanist writer and educator, talks investing in yourself, the blessing of rejection, and queer erasure in black literature. Website Facebook Twitter Resources Quare Square Collective Quare Life The Known World by Edward P Jones Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston Dapper Vista Everyman by M Shelly Conner Brown Girls

  • Episode 11--Jennifer Cendaña Armas

    Episode 11--Jennifer Cendaña Armas

    14/05/2018 Duration: 42min

    Episode Notes Jennifer Cendaña Armas, writer and performer, discusses self-care for artists, the pervasiveness of whiteness, and finding the truth in your work. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Resources Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay When Breathe Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi Franny and Zooey by JD Salinger

  • Episode 11--Eshani Surya

    Episode 11--Eshani Surya

    07/05/2018 Duration: 23min

    Episode Notes Eshani Surya, writer, teacher, and student, gives us wise words about work, culture, and uncomfortable conversations. Website Twitter Instagram Resources Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

  • Episode 10--Anjali Mitter Duva

    Episode 10--Anjali Mitter Duva

    30/04/2018 Duration: 43min

    Episode Notes Anjali Mitter Duva, author of Faint Promise of Rain, discusses believing in your work, authenticity in craft and how she found storytelling through dance. Website Twitter Facebook Instagram Resources Faint Promise of Rain by Anajli Mitter Fuva About Kathak The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandrai Marzano-Lesnevich The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende  Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera 

  • Episode 9: Caroline Choe

    Episode 9: Caroline Choe

    09/04/2018 Duration: 30min

    Episode Notes Caroline Choe, founder of Create & Plate, dishes on how to encourage someone, receiving seven rejections in one day, and the magic of home cooking. Website: Create & Plate Youtube Instagram: @carochoe Facebook: Crate & Plate Resources The Struggles of Writing About Chinese Food as a Chinese Person by Clarissa Wei We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen The Haven's Kitchen Cooking School: Recipes and Inspiration to Build a Lifetime of Confidence in the Kitchen by Alison Cayne A Moose Boosh: A Few Choice Words About Food Paperback by Eric-Shabazz Larkin When You Lunch With the Emperor by Ludwig Bemelmans

  • Episode 8: Naseem Jamnia

    Episode 8: Naseem Jamnia

    02/04/2018 Duration: 34min

    Episode Notes Naseem Jamnia, freelance writer, tells us how the 2016 election changed their career path, finding the truth in your work, and the importance of giving marginalized voices the spotlight. Website: Twitter: @jamsternazzy  Instagram: @jamsternazzy  Facebook: Naseem Jamnia Resources Alanna: The First Adventure By Tamra Pierce Writing the Other with Nisi Shawl and K. Tempest Bradford Octavia Butler

  • Episode 7--Rosalie Morales Kearns

    Episode 7--Rosalie Morales Kearns

    26/03/2018 Duration: 53min

    Episode Notes Rosalie Morales Kearns, author of Kingdom of Women and publisher of Shade Mountain Press, explains the delicate balance of being a writer/publisher what it costs to run a small press, and the indelible impression that Toni Morrison leaves on everyone. Website: Twitter: @RMoralesKearns Resources Shade Mountain Press Kingdom of Women by Rosalie Morales Kerns Vida—Women in Literary Arts Beloved by Toni Morrison Song of Soloman by Toni Morrison Sula by Toni Morrison Black Water Anthology by Alberto Manguel Monsignor Quixote by Graham Greene The Color Purple by Alice Walker Not A Self Help Book: The MisAdventures of Marty Wu by Yi Shun Lai My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier Baba Yaga: The Ambiguous Mother and Witch of the Russian Folktale Baba Yaga: The Wild Witch of the East in Russian Fairy Tales The Cutting Season by Attica Lock

  • Episode 6--Marti Dumas

    Episode 6--Marti Dumas

    19/03/2018 Duration: 59min

    Episode Notes Marti Dumas, author of the Jaden Toussaint series, tells us about accidentally becoming a children’s book author, working as a part of small press, and knowing what you want. Website Twitter Facebook Instagram Resources Plum Street Press Jupiter Storm by Marti Dumas Jaden Toussaint the Greatest: Episode 1—The Quest for Screen Time Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred D Taylor Let the Circle Be Unbroken by Mildred D Taylor The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

  • Episode 5--Eileen Guo

    Episode 5--Eileen Guo

    12/03/2018 Duration: 36min

    Episode Notes Eileen Guo, independent journalist, discusses recovering from entrepreneurship, writing feedback, and the fluidity of race. . Website: Twitter: @EileenGuo Instagram: @EileenGuo Resources How WeChat Spreads Rumors, Reaffirms Bias, and Helped Elect Trump by Eileen Guo (Backchannel/Wired) The Fat Years by Chan Koonchung The Fortune Cookie Chronicles by Jennifer 8 Lee

  • Episode 4--Laura Lucas

    Episode 4--Laura Lucas

    05/03/2018 Duration: 57min

    Episode Notes Laura Lucas, editor at Minor Arcana Press, talks about her undying love for the city of Seattle, the horror of office meetings, and the joy of taking big life risks. **Website:** **Twitter:** @linesofforce **Facebook:** Laura In Seattle Resources Minor Arcana Press Act One (Six Hens) Nine Kinds of Ice Cream Like Water for Chocolate Trafalgar by Angelica Gorodischer Spencer Tunick, photographer