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Imagine Otherwise by Ideas on Fire

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A podcast about bridging art, activism, and academia to build more just futures. On each episode, host Cathy Hannabach interviews the scholars, dancers, authors, artists, and filmmakers imagining collective freedom and creating it through culture.

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Dennis Norris II on QTPOC Literary Worlds

How might difference be reframed as avenue toward sharing collective power instead of a source of conflict? How can the literary world better encourage and sustain writers from marginalized identities? What does it mean to make art that doesn't shy away from the politics of context?

In episode 88 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast, host Cathy Hannabach talks with author, editor, and podcast co-host Dennis Norris II about how the writing process differs for novels versus short fiction, why sending authors acceptance letters is the highlight of their day as a fiction editor, how the literary world can make publishing more accessible to writers from marginalized groups, and why positioning difference as a source of strength rather than conflict is how Dennis imagines otherwise.

Transcript and show notes: https://ideasonfire.net/88-dennis-norris/

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