University of Arizona Campus  •  March 11 - 12, 2017  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

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Aisha Sabatini Sloan



Arianne Zwartjes

Aisha’s essay collection, "The Fluency of Light: Coming of Age in a Theater of Black and White" was published by the University of Iowa Press in 2013. Her most recent essay collection, "Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit," was just chosen by Maggie Nelson as the winner of the 1913 Open Prose Contest and will be published in 2017. A contributing editor for Guernica: A Magazine of Art & Politics, her writing can be found in The Offing, Ecotone, Ninth Letter, Identity Theory, Michigan Quarterly Review, Terrain, Callaloo, The Southern Review, Sierra Nevada Review, Essay Daily, Tarpaulin Sky and Autostraddle.

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Scheduled events:
How We Speak to One Another: Explorations of the Essay
UA English professor Ander Monson and contributors read from and discuss the essays featured in "How We Speak to One Another," giving context to the flexibility and vitality of the essay as a literary form.

Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (Seats 100, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Signing Area - Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Steven Church, Megan Kimble, Will Slattery, Aisha Sabatini Sloan, Katherine Standefer, Nicole Walker
Moderator: Ander Monson

Book:
How We Speak to One Another
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Coffee House Press
March 2017
ISBN 9781566894579
Paperback, 275 pages
$20.00, NYP
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The best of "Essay Daily"each a writer in conversation with and about an essay, whatever its variety, contemporary and classic. More/less

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