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Rough Draught

12
Nov 2019

Persepolis

Kirsty & Carissa visit Marjane Satrapi's childhood memories in a beautifully illustrated, intimate recollection of the Iranian Revolution.

 

Topic: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

6
Nov 2019

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Kirsty, Carissa, and their alter egos revisit a classic horror story to wrap up the Halloween season.

 

Topic: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

1
Nov 2019

They Walk Among Us

Kirsty & Carissa channel their inner true crime podcasters (who turn out to be the Fittons) and discuss a collection of crime tales from Britain.

 

Topic: They Walk Among Us by Benjamin & Rosie Fitton

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

22
Oct 2019

Rough Draught: The Roughening

In the second annual Spooky Sessions, Kirsty & Carissa dig up some local legends and real-life ghost stories. Crucially, not a single book is mentioned.

 

Topic: Ghost Stories

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

15
Oct 2019

Her Body and Other Parties

As temperatures drop and the air gets spooky, Carissa & Kirsty trek through a series of gothic feminist short stories, uncovering monsters both societal and personal.

 

Topic: Her Body & Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

8
Oct 2019

How to Be a Good Creature

Kirsty & Carissa trace the life of naturalist Sy Montgomery through her relationships with various animals, blurring the line between the nature of humanity and the humanity of nature.

 

Topic: How to Be a Good Creature by Sy Montgomery

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

1
Oct 2019

On the Road

Carissa & Kirsty take a wild trip across America to find It, themselves, Dean Moriarty, the definition of being cool, and the sneaky similarities between Beat & Millennial attitudes.

 

Topic: On the Road by Jack Kerouac

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

16
Sep 2019

Howl’s Moving Castle

Kirsty & Carissa jump through a few portal-doors and end up in a fairy tale world to discuss age, morality, relationships, film adaptation, and fire demons.

 

Topic: Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

10
Sep 2019

We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

Futuristic replicants of Kirsty & Carissa join Bob (or many Bobs) on a space exploration journey featuring science, politics, personality, and an overwhelming appreciation for passionate writing.

 

Topic: We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

4
Sep 2019

54 - RD: Origins

In a world that cannot survive without backstory exposition, two heroes rise. Learn the books that started it all as Carissa & Kirsty reveal their own murky pasts that led to Rough Draught.

 

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore