RRYAL: Author Talk – Melissa Wyatt

In this video, Melissa Wyatt and I cover a lot of ground.

Here are some of the major things we talk about:

  • 01:25: Where she’s from
  • 04:05 Defining rural
  • 07:12 Becoming a writer
  • 08:24 Crafting people and places that aren’t where you’re from
  • 10:14 Who gets to write rural stories
  • 14:31 Disrupting and nuancing dominant narratives
  • 21:30 Considering narratives of leaving, class, & rurality
  • 34:24 What she likes to read
  • 41:47 Her writing process
  • 53:59 Advice to writers
Author Talk: Melissa Wyatt

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