In the 15th episode of Truer Words, we talk with Molly Backes about fellowship programs, writing in the midwest, and her Twitter-famous dog, Alfie.
Molly is the author of THE PRINCESSES OF IOWA and a 2019 Tulsa Artists fellow.
Find Molly on Twitter: @mollybackes. Her website is mollybackes.com.
Subscribe to Truer Words on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, and Stitcher.
Books, authors, movies, TV, specials, and other media or institutions mentioned include:
Alliance of Artist Communities
Books are Magic
School segregation in NYC in the New York Times
George Kaiser Family Foundation
Tulsa art article in the New York Times
Wisconsin art fellowship
Cornell College fellowship
Route 66 Museum
Molly’s Route 66 Adventure by Dottie Raymer
Ragdale Foundation residency for artists
The Time-Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
“Anybody who has survived his childhood has enough information about life to last him the rest of his days.”- Flannery O’Conner, from Mysteries and Manners: Occasional Prose
Iowa almond milk tweet story
Field of Dreams
Iowa Writers’ Workshop
The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker
Alex Awards for adult books with YA crossover appeal