S2 E4: Sanctuary

November 4, 2021

Shadow // Yaddo hosted by Elaina Richardson—broadcasting stories of hope, resistance, humor and curiosity in our new podcast!

Yaddo luminaries Brad Kessler and Uwem Akpan on empathy across boundaries, essential storytelling, the paradox of sanctuary, and the decade it takes to get it right. Kessler, “a consistently impressive writer,” (PW) is the prize-winning author of the memoir Goat Song and three novels—Birds in FallLick Creek and his latest, North. Akpan, whose powerful bestseller Say You’re One of Them covered human-trafficking, prostitution and genocide through the eyes of children, returns with New York, My Village, an exuberant, LOL-funny novel that follows a Nigerian editor to NYC’s heart of darkness. Contributing artists: Joseph Keckler, Damu the Fudgemunk.

Tune in as we shine a light on the transformative vision of artists through conversations about art, literature, activism, ecology, inspiration and daily life.