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The Sensitivity Reader Podcast

Dec 28, 2020

 "Science fiction is not predictive; it is descriptive." 

-Ursula K. Le Guin, from the Introduction to The Left Hand of Darkness

Speculative Fiction includes anything and everything that pushes the boundaries of reality: surrealism, fabulism, horror, science fiction, fantasy, horror, magical realism and more! Join author Courtney Morgan and I for a discussion on blurring the boundaries between the real and the unreal and what literature can do to help us understand oppression and marginalization.


As a special treat, Courtney reads an excerpt from her story, “Womb, Feather, Bone” from her book, The Seven Autopsies of Norah Hanneman



Visit Courtney’s website: for information about her mentorship and workshop offerings and sign up for her newsletter to get rituals and writing prompts based on the moon cycle sent directly to you!

The Thought Erotic Literary Journal: 


Get a copy of The Seven Autopsies of Norah Hanneman


Courtney also teaches writing workshops at Lighthouse Writers Workshop:

Reading List and Mentions:

Gabriel García Márquez

Isabel Allende

Jamaica kincaid

Edwidge Danticat

Marcia Douglas

Aimee Bender

Karen Russel

Helen Oyeyemi

EBook version of “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Film: Mary Shelley, (2017)

EBook version of Frankenstein, by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley

EBook version of  A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft

J.R.R. Tolkien

Ursula K. Le Guin

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Music arrangement and podcast editing by Cara Tucker

Logo design by Leonard Pollard, commissions open: Seriously, he’s amazing. You should see what he can do with embroidery floss.

Shout out to Nikita Burks-Hale, M.Ed. at for all of her support in getting this podcast off the ground. Nikita is a journey coach and podcast editor.