Alyson sits down with the “And I Thought Ladies” Wilnona and Jade to talk about how they started writing, at age seven! And what keeps them going. The simple answer is: each other. Their partnership is a powerful testament to friendship and how essential it is to have support and community in a creative life. They also talk about Wilnona and Jade’s newest book, a murder mystery written in poetry. It’s a fun and inspiring conversation. Join us!
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Creators and Guests
Alyson Shelton (she/her)
Alyson Shelton writes about women across mediums + genres. She’s written about a superpowered and multi-faceted heroine in her comic Reburn, and uncovering childhood secrets in Eve of Understanding, the award winning feature she wrote and directed. In her award winning screenplay, The Night We Met, she tackles a psychological thriller through fractured realities and self-invention. She is working on a memoir in essays and her writing has been published widely at outlets including The New York Times, Ms., The Rumpus and more. Her generalist knowledge and approach make her the perfect fit for her podcast, Fine Cut, in which she and a guest take a deep dive into one scene of the guest’s choosing. You can learn more about her through her website, www.alysonshelton.com and her Instagram @byalysonshelton where she hosts a weekly Instagram Live series inspired by George Ella Lyon’s poem, Where I’m From, where she’s hosted over 100 writers and creatives.