Ep. 80: Amanda E. Scott | Western Michigan University
Prose encompasses fiction and nonfiction, but how does the genre affect our process? On this episode, Amanda Scott discusses her “fragmented” approach to the page both across genres and with hybrid techniques. Plus, she discusses how diverse family backgrounds have shaped her identity and writing, as well as how her background in technical communication and her editorial experience informs her current PhD work. Finally, Amanda and Jared chat about the thriving literary scene in Kalamazoo and the challenges and rewards of being a student after spending years as an instructor.
Originally from Houston, Amanda E. Scott is a Latinx writer currently pursuing a PhD in fiction at Western Michigan University, where she also serves as Editor-in-Chief of Third Coast Magazine. She is also co-founder and Assistant Executive Editor of Porter House Review, and her writing has been published in Crab Orchard Review, Gulf Coast, HAD, Hayden's Ferry Review, New South, and elsewhere. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @alizscott.