When the Postmasters Podcast introduced me as “Brooklyn essayist Courtney Gillette,” I straight up swooned. Postmasters is a new podcast put together by the fabulous writers Audrey Camp and Lacy Mayberry. We crossed paths at Lesley, and they gave me the honor of being their first interview for their podcast about life after the MFA. Postmasters is a fantastic new resource for creative people, and Lacy and Audrey are putting their own MFAs to work with it. Brava!
Talking to Audrey & Lacy was a total delight, and you can listen to the full interview here. I do some weird cackling, chat about stories I’ve published and why I applied to an MFA program, and use the word gay about nine times in twenty six minutes (holla!). It’s beyond heartwarming for these literary darlings to be such awesome LGBT allies and feature diversity in their first interview. And for the record, the UT Austin MFA program gives out $27,500 to each student every year for three years (yeah, you read that right). And while I do love lots of things about Texas (including sweet Lacy!), my favorite thing about Texas is totally Wendy Davis. You go, girl!