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Life & Work with Liz Walker

Today we’d like to introduce you to Liz Walker.

Hi Liz, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
My name is Liz. I am an artist, writer, and podcaster in Minneapolis. Specifically, I work as a freelance writer and also co-host Perhaps It’s You: An Unofficial Unsolved Mysteries Rewatch Podcast with my friend Samantha Bean. I also paint, make zines, and lately have been dabbling in film photography. My writing and artwork have been published in a variety of publications, including Rain Taxi and Stanchion Zine.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
No, it has certainly not been a smooth road. For me, I think the biggest obstacle is myself. I find it very easy to be discouraged and wonder, What is the point? But the great thing about podcasting and zines as creative outlets is the lack of gatekeeping – they are really open to everyone. My advice to anyone who feels locked out of traditional literary magazines would be to submit to zines instead.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I guess I’m most proud that I haven’t completely given up on creative work yet. It’s also pretty cool that my zines in library collections.

In terms of Perhaps It’s You, we have such loyal listeners and it’s always great to hear from them. We are currently on season 7, but it still boggles my mind that people listen. Our biggest accomplishment has to be that B.D. Wong once commented on our Instagram. I’m also proud of the fundraising we’ve done, such as raising money for the Hennepin Public Libraries.

Any big plans?
Every year I hope to do more painting and this year is no different. In terms of writing, I contributed an introduction to Kara Calagera’s new book of poetry Ugly Girl, Hi which is coming out soon. For the podcast, we will keep chugging along until we run out of episodes of Unsolved Mysteries (that’s the plan anyway).

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Portrait photo by Stefanie Motta

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1 Comment

  1. One of the Five

    June 16, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Great profile of an awesome human being!

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