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Mtn. Talk Monday: Author Carrie Mullins

Mtn. Talk Monday: Author Carrie Mullins

Carrie Mullins joins host Kelli Haywood in WMMT studios for this edition of Mountain Talk Monday. Carrie’s debut novel, Night Garden, was released by the Lexington small publisher Old Cove Press in 2015. In Night Garden, Carrie tackles the issue of substance misuse and addiction in Appalachia from the eyes of 17 year old Marie Massey. Through Marie’s pursuit of independence and individual identity, Carrie allows the reader an inside experience with one family’s struggles to maintain livelihood and life in the face of drugs. Kelli speaks with Carrie about the process of writing her book, the realities of the Appalachian experience with addiction, solutions, and the importance of literature tackling the hardest issues working in our communities.

Photo and Cover Art by Nyoka Hawkins
Photo and Cover Art by Nyoka Hawkins

Mountain Talk is WMMT’s twice-weekly community space for conversation, airing each Monday & Wednesday from 6-7 p.m.  Mountain Talk programs focus on a variety of topics related to life in the mountains, including: food, community issues, art, health, and more.  Click here to hear past programs.

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