Aisha Sloan will read from and discuss her work. This event is free and open to the public.

Aisha Sloan was born and raised in Los Angeles. Her writing about race and current events is often coupled with analysis of art, film, and pop culture. Her 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 chosen by Maggie Nelson as the winner of the 1913 Open Prose Contest and published in 2017. That book went on to be nominated for the Iowa Essay Prize, and to win CLMP’s Firecracker award for Nonfiction.

Her work has been published in Best American Non-Required Reading and Best American Essays anthologies and nominated for multiple Pushcart Prizes.

She recently joined the faculty of the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan as the first Visiting Professor of Creative Nonfiction.

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Free and open to the public.