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.



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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 disorder
  • Visit Kate online at kawashington.com or on twitter @washingtonkate

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