More To The Story

MTS 03: Food writing, bipolar disorder & Christina Rosetti with Kate Washington



Welcome to episode three of More to the Story, a podcast all about telling true stories and sharing them with the world! In this episode I talk with former Under the Gum Tree contributor, Kate Washington. Kate is a writer based in Sacramento, California. Her work has appeared in such publications as The Washington Post, Yoga Journal, Sunset and the Bellingham Review, and she is a contributing writer at Sactown magazine. She is a co-founder of Roan Press, a small nonprofit literary press. Kate’s essay “Promises Like Piecrust” appears in the October 2014 issue of Under the Gum Tree, and it was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. In this episode, we talk about: Kate’s writing background and what draws her to creative nonfiction The impetus for “Promises Like Piecrust” Precise language and descriptions when writing about food Christina Rosetti’s poem “Promises Like Piecrust,” and pies during the Victoria Age Promises, what they mean, and what happens when we inevitably break them Living with a mother who has bipolar