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T Kira Madden is the guest. Her new memoir, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, is available from Bloomsbury. It was the official March pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club.T Kira Madden is a lesbian APIA writer, photographer, and amateur magician living in New York City. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College and an BA in design and literature from Parsons School of Design and Eugene Lang College. She is the founding Editor-in-chief of No Tokens, a magazine of literature and art, and is a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in nonfiction literature from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Hedgebrook, Tin House, DISQUIET, Summer Literary Seminars, and Yaddo, where she was selected for the 2017 Linda Collins Endowed Residency Award. She facilitates writing workshops for homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals and currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College. There is no period in her name.In today's monologue, I talk about buying a birthday gift for my wife. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Author T Kira Madden discusses her memoir, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, how she was able to write about her experiences as the child of parents with major substance abuse issues and why she couldn't write this story in a linear way.
Content Warning: T Kira's memoir includes the graphic depiction of a rape. We discuss the decision to include this around the 15-minute mark until about the 17-minute mark.
Autumn and Kendra talk with T Kira Madden about her memoir Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, which is out now from Bloomsbury. See a full version of this episode's show notes over on our website.Many thanks to our sponsor for this week’s episode, The Great Courses Plus! We’ve arranged a special, limited time offer for our listeners: an entire month of unlimited learning—for FREE! Sign up here for your free trial and get one month of access to The Great Courses Plus.Some links are affiliate links. Find more details here.Books MentionedLong Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls by T Kira MaddenKira RecommendsChronology of Water by Lidia YuknavitchLinda BerryThe Collected Schizophrenias by Esmé Weijun WangOrdinary Girls by Jaquira Díaz Mostly Dead Things by Kristen ArnettEnormous Changes at the Last Minute by Grace PaleyFollow T Kira Madden: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Buy the BookBe sure to subscribe to our newsletter to be sure you don’t miss the latest news, reviews, and furchild photos. Support us on Patreon and get insider goodies!CONTACTQuestions? Comments? Email us email@example.com. SOCIAL MEDIAReading WomenTwitter | Facebook | Instagram | WebsiteMusic by Isaac Greene Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices