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Minorities in Publishing

Jenn Baker, Bev Rivero

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Minorities in Publishing
Minorities in Publishing

Minorities in Publishing

Jenn Baker, Bev Rivero

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Bimonthly podcast from publishing professionals Bev Rivero & Jenn Baker, and other industry insiders, on diversity (or lack thereof) in the industry.

Latest Episodes

Episode 91: Interview with Bassey Ikpi

Jenn talks with author and mental health advocate Bassey Ikpi (I'm Telling the Truth But I'm Lying) about her debut collection of essays and the depictions within it along with the ways she pursued writing & utilizing memory in personal essays on mental illness and diagnosis.

44 MIN2 weeks ago
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Episode 91: Interview with Bassey Ikpi

Episode 90: Interview with Keah Brown

Author and disability activist Keah Brown (The Pretty One) openly discusses the discomfort she felt in a lack of reflections of disabled POCs in media, her thoughts on breaking in to publishing with no to low-pay opportunities, and how her book reflects more of the evolution of self and a push against ableism in existing and experiencing inherent joy. [Transcription of this episode will be available in the Episodes tab on the MiP tumblr.]

46 MINAUG 1
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Episode 90: Interview with Keah Brown

Episode 89: Interview with Tanisha C. Ford

Jenn spoke with author and professor Tanisha C. Ford about her new memoirDressed in Dreams,which ties in personal history with cultural representation and fashion. This discussion ran the gamut from Black hair care, to nostalgia for FUBU and Karl Kani, to the importance of fashion within Black culture and what it set the stage for in terms of individual expression. [Transcription of this episode can be found on the Episodes tab on Tumblr.]

40 MINJUL 17
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Episode 89: Interview with Tanisha C. Ford

Episode 88: Interview with Sonya Chung

Author Sonya Chung (The Loved Ones,Long for This World) discusses her essay dissecting the issues of gaze and focus inGreen Bookand the documentaryPeriod: End of Sentence,how she formulated success as a published author, and her experiences publishing with a Big 5 imprint and an indie press. Transcript of this episode can be found on the Episodes tab on the MiP Tumblr.

58 MINJUN 19
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Episode 88: Interview with Sonya Chung

Episode 87: Meg Medina and Elizabeth Acevedo (Creative Conversation)

The latest episode is the live recording of the March 27, 2018 Creative Conversation with Meg Medina and Elizabeth Acevedo at I, Too Arts Collective in East Harlem. This event was in celebration of the publication ofThe Poet X.Meg and Elizabeth read from their latest, at the time, books and discuss Latinx representation, their approach to writing fully fleshed characters, and struggles with imposter syndrome. [Transcript will be available on the Episodes tab.]

67 MINMAY 29
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Episode 87: Meg Medina and Elizabeth Acevedo (Creative Conversation)

Episode 86: Interview with Radix Media

Jenn speaks with co-owners of Brooklyn based Radix Media, Lantz Arroyo and Sarah Lopez, about the work of printers, being a new independent publisher, and the case for worker cooperatives to provide equity in the workplace. [Transcription will be available on the Episodes tab of the MiP Tumblr.]

44 MINAPR 23
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Episode 86: Interview with Radix Media

Episode 85: Live Recording at TechForum with Jael Richardson

[Audio and Transcription of this episode was provided by BookNet Canada] Road Trip to Toronto for the latest episode! At this year's Tech Forum conference Jenn spoke with author and founder of the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD), Jael Richardson, about the creation of an inclusive literary festival, the work to maintain representation, and also the benefits and concerns about tagging/separating books by marginalized authors when it comes to consumers finding these works.

43 MINMAR 26
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Episode 85: Live Recording at TechForum with Jael Richardson

Episode 84: Creative Conversation with Carole Boston Weatherford & Frank Morrison

On January 10th, the nonprofit I, Too, Arts Collective held a celebratory NYC book launch for the picture bookThe Roots of Rap,a collaboration between award-winning & acclaimed artists Carole Boston Weatherford and Frank Morrison at Langston Hughes’ brownstone in East Harlem. The two discussed their origins as writer and visual artist respectively, the history of hip-hop/rap music, and their thoughts on some of the greatest artists of our time.

52 MINMAR 7
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Episode 84: Creative Conversation with Carole Boston Weatherford & Frank Morrison

Episode 83: Interview with Jerry Craft

Jenn speaks with artist/illustrator Jerry Craft about his trajectory as a cartoonist from regular strips to self-publishing to his latest graphic novel (New Kid) pubbing with a Big 5 publisher. Jerry shares his aesthetic which is bringing humor and heart to stories prioritizing Black families.

35 MINFEB 22
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Episode 83: Interview with Jerry Craft

Episode 82: Interview with Imani Josey

[This episode was heavily edited and conducted over Skype, so please not audio variation.] Jenn speaks with Imani Josey (The Blazing Star) about creating a realistic and mindful historical YA novel with Black protagonists, the inspiration from her pageant background for her short story "Crown," and her trajectory as a self-published and traditional published author with a mind for business.

43 MINJAN 24
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Episode 82: Interview with Imani Josey

Latest Episodes

Episode 91: Interview with Bassey Ikpi

Jenn talks with author and mental health advocate Bassey Ikpi (I'm Telling the Truth But I'm Lying) about her debut collection of essays and the depictions within it along with the ways she pursued writing & utilizing memory in personal essays on mental illness and diagnosis.

44 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Episode 91: Interview with Bassey Ikpi

Episode 90: Interview with Keah Brown

Author and disability activist Keah Brown (The Pretty One) openly discusses the discomfort she felt in a lack of reflections of disabled POCs in media, her thoughts on breaking in to publishing with no to low-pay opportunities, and how her book reflects more of the evolution of self and a push against ableism in existing and experiencing inherent joy. [Transcription of this episode will be available in the Episodes tab on the MiP tumblr.]

46 MINAUG 1
Comments
Episode 90: Interview with Keah Brown

Episode 89: Interview with Tanisha C. Ford

Jenn spoke with author and professor Tanisha C. Ford about her new memoirDressed in Dreams,which ties in personal history with cultural representation and fashion. This discussion ran the gamut from Black hair care, to nostalgia for FUBU and Karl Kani, to the importance of fashion within Black culture and what it set the stage for in terms of individual expression. [Transcription of this episode can be found on the Episodes tab on Tumblr.]

40 MINJUL 17
Comments
Episode 89: Interview with Tanisha C. Ford

Episode 88: Interview with Sonya Chung

Author Sonya Chung (The Loved Ones,Long for This World) discusses her essay dissecting the issues of gaze and focus inGreen Bookand the documentaryPeriod: End of Sentence,how she formulated success as a published author, and her experiences publishing with a Big 5 imprint and an indie press. Transcript of this episode can be found on the Episodes tab on the MiP Tumblr.

58 MINJUN 19
Comments
Episode 88: Interview with Sonya Chung

Episode 87: Meg Medina and Elizabeth Acevedo (Creative Conversation)

The latest episode is the live recording of the March 27, 2018 Creative Conversation with Meg Medina and Elizabeth Acevedo at I, Too Arts Collective in East Harlem. This event was in celebration of the publication ofThe Poet X.Meg and Elizabeth read from their latest, at the time, books and discuss Latinx representation, their approach to writing fully fleshed characters, and struggles with imposter syndrome. [Transcript will be available on the Episodes tab.]

67 MINMAY 29
Comments
Episode 87: Meg Medina and Elizabeth Acevedo (Creative Conversation)

Episode 86: Interview with Radix Media

Jenn speaks with co-owners of Brooklyn based Radix Media, Lantz Arroyo and Sarah Lopez, about the work of printers, being a new independent publisher, and the case for worker cooperatives to provide equity in the workplace. [Transcription will be available on the Episodes tab of the MiP Tumblr.]

44 MINAPR 23
Comments
Episode 86: Interview with Radix Media

Episode 85: Live Recording at TechForum with Jael Richardson

[Audio and Transcription of this episode was provided by BookNet Canada] Road Trip to Toronto for the latest episode! At this year's Tech Forum conference Jenn spoke with author and founder of the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD), Jael Richardson, about the creation of an inclusive literary festival, the work to maintain representation, and also the benefits and concerns about tagging/separating books by marginalized authors when it comes to consumers finding these works.

43 MINMAR 26
Comments
Episode 85: Live Recording at TechForum with Jael Richardson

Episode 84: Creative Conversation with Carole Boston Weatherford & Frank Morrison

On January 10th, the nonprofit I, Too, Arts Collective held a celebratory NYC book launch for the picture bookThe Roots of Rap,a collaboration between award-winning & acclaimed artists Carole Boston Weatherford and Frank Morrison at Langston Hughes’ brownstone in East Harlem. The two discussed their origins as writer and visual artist respectively, the history of hip-hop/rap music, and their thoughts on some of the greatest artists of our time.

52 MINMAR 7
Comments
Episode 84: Creative Conversation with Carole Boston Weatherford & Frank Morrison

Episode 83: Interview with Jerry Craft

Jenn speaks with artist/illustrator Jerry Craft about his trajectory as a cartoonist from regular strips to self-publishing to his latest graphic novel (New Kid) pubbing with a Big 5 publisher. Jerry shares his aesthetic which is bringing humor and heart to stories prioritizing Black families.

35 MINFEB 22
Comments
Episode 83: Interview with Jerry Craft

Episode 82: Interview with Imani Josey

[This episode was heavily edited and conducted over Skype, so please not audio variation.] Jenn speaks with Imani Josey (The Blazing Star) about creating a realistic and mindful historical YA novel with Black protagonists, the inspiration from her pageant background for her short story "Crown," and her trajectory as a self-published and traditional published author with a mind for business.

43 MINJAN 24
Comments
Episode 82: Interview with Imani Josey

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