September 5, 2022
Lace up your skates and join us in the rink for this this week’s PreserveCast as we talk with Margot Atwell, author of Derby Life: A Crash Course in the Incredible Sport of Roller Derby about the history of the sport and her experience competing. Atwell will share how she got started in Roller Derby and what prompted her to write her book Derby Life.
About Our Guest:
Margot Atwell (she/her/hers) is a writer, editor, publisher, speaker, and community funding expert. She is the Executive Director and Publisher of Feminist Press. Previously, she was Head of Publishing and Director of Community Outreach at Kickstarter, PBC, and Publisher of Beaufort Books. In 2019, she was selected as a Publishers Weekly Star Watch Honoree and received the Digital Book World Outstanding Achievement Award. She’s the co-author of The Insider’s Guide to Book Publishing Success, and author of Derby Life: A Crash Course in the Incredible Sport of Roller Derby. She played roller derby as Em Dash with Gotham Roller Derby for over a decade, also participating as a coach, manager, and Treasurer of the Board of Directors. You can find her on Twitter or Instagram at @MargotAtwell, and read her writing in her On the Books newsletter.
Learn more: https://margotatwell.com/
On the Books Newsletter: https://buttondown.email/onthebooks/