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A Very Special Episode: On Literary Identity and Responsibility with Mia Nakaji Monnier and Christopher Gonzalez Expo Presents: Transposition

Join guest host Mellinda Hensley for a special episode between seasons one and two of Transposition! Join guests Mia Nakaji Monnier and Christopher Gonzalez for a chat about identity as a writer, the responsibilities of being an editor, and how the literary landscape is shaped.  Find out more at http://www.ExpositionReview.com  About the Guests:  Mia Nakaji Monnier is a journalist and essayist. The daughter of a Japanese mother and a white, American father, she grew up moving frequently across the country and has lived in places including Northern and Southern California, Texas, Illinois, Washington, Vermont, and Kyoto, Japan. Her work often explores questions of identity, place, code-switching, anxiety, and how to write about a place or culture knowing that your knowledge of it will always be incomplete. She has written for The Washington Post; O, The Oprah Magazine; Shondaland; and more. She is also an avid knitter and loves learning other fiber crafts. Christopher Gonzalez is the author of the story collection I'm Not Hungry but I Could Eat, forthcoming from SFWP in fall 2021. His writing has appeared in the Nation, Catapult, the Millions, Best Small Fictions 2019, and elsewhere. He is a fiction editor at Barrelhouse and lives in Brooklyn, NY, but mostly on Twitter @livesinpages. Acknowledgments Thank you to Alexander Blu for intro and outro music, and the generous donations from our supporters that allow us to pay our authors.  Exposition Review is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/exposition-review/support
  1. A Very Special Episode: On Literary Identity and Responsibility with Mia Nakaji Monnier and Christopher Gonzalez
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