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CAMPUS: A Novel That Wants to Be a Musical

CAMPUS: A Novel That Wants to Be a Musical

By Katie Winkler
CAMPUS is a social satire, a story about higher education in the South, born out of the joys and frustrations of almost thirty years of teaching, twenty-five in Western North Carolina. It is completely fiction unless you believe in gnomes, fairies, vampires, trolls, Moon-faced people, boojums (Sasquatch-type people), the Moth Man, zombies, and various other creatures found in and outside of Appalachian lore. The town of Dog Hobble, where you will find the Enchanted Campus, doesn't really exist. I don't think so anyway.

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Chapter 3--Part V of CAMPUS: A Novel That Wants to Be a Musical

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Chapter 3--Part V of CAMPUS: A Novel That Wants to Be a Musical
In this episode, Jack Spratt, the All-American Boy, meets Ms. McBride, fairy godteacher and math instructor. We are also introduced to the third fairy godteacher of the novel, Brian Teasdale--drama instructor, who enters our story disguised as one of the ragged, downtrodden, burned-out teachers who sing "Down at the Diploma Mill."  
32:43
March 11, 2021
Chapter3 Part IV of CAMPUS: A Novel That Wants to Be a Musical by Katie Winkler
This episode takes us back to the stage on the quad at CAMPUS during Club Rush/Advising/Registration Day. We hear the Dog Hobble Trio singing "Get a Job" and the Blue Ridgebacks performing "Hymn to Stem." Oh, we also get a little history about the Moon-Eyed People of Appalachia. 
26:53
February 23, 2021
Chapter 3--Part III of CAMPUS: A Novel That Wants to Be a Musical by Katie Winkler
Happy Valentine's Day!!! I have a special Valentine's day treat for you this episode with a tender love story between a gnome named Gus and a dwarf named Galaxi. I am so excited about it. Also, you will meet, indirectly, Mrs. Whittaker's fairy godteacher colleagues, Mrs. McBride, math teacher, and Mr. Teasdale, drama teacher. You will also be introduced to the members of the Dog Hobble Trio: Gus, whom I've already mentioned, along with Ralph, a human, and Ben, a boojum. But the very best part of this episode is you get to hear my daughter sing, in Irish Gaelic!!!! Pretty cool, huh? 
24:28
February 14, 2021
Chapter Three--Part Two of CAMPUS: A Novel That Wants to Be a Musical by Katie Winkler
In this episode, we meet Jill, a single mother trying to make life better for her daughter. Harrassed by vampire Cory Hollifield III, Jill is aided by fairy godteacher Mrs. Whittaker. 
40:53
February 8, 2021
Chapter Three, Part One of CAMPUS: A Novel That Wants to Be a Musical by Katie Winkler with Music Composed by Curtis McCarley
This week, we see more of Dr. DAG, don't you just love him, and Mrs. Subowski, don't you just love her, who are joined by the Fightin' Fundies who sing their fighting fundies song. We also hear from Jack Spratt who has come to register for classes at the CAMPUS and sings "All-American Boy" to his weeping mother, to comfort her. 
23:47
January 24, 2021
Chapter Two of CAMPUS: The Novel That Wants to Be a Musical
Remember! This is a social satire. It is totally fiction. The places are not real, and the characters bear no resemblance to any person, living or dead.  I am an old English teacher who wanted to write a novel and a musical at the same time in the middle of a global pandemic. I don't know what in the heck I'm doing, but I'm too old to wait around, so I'm just doing this thing, okay. I plan on getting better as I go along. I know it's weird. And the music sucks--that's kind of the point in this chapter, but it will get better, too. I promise. Just stick with me, and you'll see, or rather, hear what I mean.. 
26:43
January 17, 2021
Introduction and Chapter One of CAMPUS: A Novel That Wants to Be a Musical by Katie Winkler
Hello! My name is Katie Winkler, and I've written this strange thing that I know will never find a home with a traditional publisher. It's just too weird. So, I've decided that it is going to be a podel instead (a podcasted, serialized novel). CAMPUS is a social satire, a story about higher education in the South, born out of the joys and frustrations of almost thirty years of teaching, twenty-five in Western North Carolina. It is completely fiction unless you believe in gnomes, fairies, vampires, trolls, Moon-faced people, boojums (Sasquatch-type people), the Moth Man, zombies, and various other creatures found in and outside of Appalachian lore. The town of Dog Hobble, where you will find the Enchanted Campus, doesn't really exist. I don't think so anyway. 
14:06
January 10, 2021