Episode 26: A Grand Movement of the Mind and #SaveUAkronPressStaff
On this episode we begin with a call to friend of the show, Poet Emilia Phillips, where fills us in on some unfortunate events that have taken place with University of Akron Press and the University’s President Scott Scarborough. Then in the regular show we turn the podcast over to newly appointed and devastatingly brilliant, coconspirator, co-pilot across the sonic inter webs of space, time and words, co host extraordinaire Tatiana Ryckman! Tatiana sits down with writers John Proctor and Kate Senecal at the Young’s Residency and discuss finding space to write, the grand movements of the mind, 80s movies, the allowance of bad writing and creating the space of possibility for the written word. Several links follow also for where you can sign the petition and also let President Scarborough know what you think of his recent decision. So simmer down, keep it up, relax, let your voice be heard and give us a listen.
Sign the petition to save University of Akron Press and staff here.
@PresScarborough the official Twitter of President Scott Scarborough and here’s a link to his office webpage.
Feel free to hashtag it up #SaveUAkronPressstaff
Located in central Ohio, The Young’s residency is an interdisciplinary opportunity for artists to create without the distractions of daily life. Information can be found on Tatiana’s website.
Tatiana Ryckman was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She is the author of the chapbook, Twenty-Something, and assistant editor at sunnyoutside press. Learn more at Tatianaryckman.com
John Proctor lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, two daughters, and Chihuahua. His work has been published in The Weeklings, Essay Daily, The Normal School, The Austin Review, DIAGRAM, Superstition Review, Underwater New York, Defunct, New Madrid, Numero Cinq, McSweeney’s, Trouser Press, and New York Cool, and is forthcoming in Atlas & Alice and an international anthology of microfiction. He serves as Online Editor for Hunger Mountain Journal of the Arts and Dad for All Seasons columnist for the blog A Child Grows in Brooklyn. He completed his MFA in nonfiction writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts, and teaches academic writing, media studies, and communication theory at Manhattanville College. You can find him online at NotThatJohnProctor.com/
Kate Senecal is a writer and copy-editor based in Northampton, MA. Her fiction has been published in The Foundling Review and storychord. She completed her MFA at Vermont College of Fine Arts in July of 2013.