Posts Tagged: Zinzi Clemmons

The Woman Behind the Curtain Pulling the Levers: Talking with Zinzi Clemmons

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Zinzi Clemmons on What We Lose, representations of blackness, and life's influences on writing. ...more

Notable Los Angeles: 10/2–10/8

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Literary events and readings in and around L.A. this week! ...more

Notable NYC: 7/15–7/21

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Monday 7/17: Tamara Shopsin presents Arbitrary Stupid Goal and talks with Jason Fulford. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Victoria Redel discusses Before Everything with Paul Lisicky. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

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Notable Philadelphia: 7/11–7/17

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Tuesday 7/11: Sundrunk: Here & There. Featuring: Alexa Smith, Tamara Oakman, and Jared Levy. 7 p.m.–9 p.m. at Crime & Punishment Brewing.

Wednesday 7/12: Tomgirl: 6.9 with DJ Haram. 10 p.m.–2 a.m. at The Dolphin.

Open Mic hosted by Kelvin Cochrane.

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Notable Los Angeles: 7/10–7/16

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Monday 7/10: Write Club L.A. presents Chapter 65: The Kids Are Alright. Featuring readings by Sofia Carianna, Spencer Towne, Rebeka Barrera, Annette Barrera, Christian Perfas, and Jacorey Palmer. Hosted by Paula Killen and Justin Wellborn, with Jeff Dorchen. $10–$20/pay what you can.

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Is the Caine Prize Controversy Overblown?

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Last week, we wrote about the imbroglio surrounding Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s dismissive remarks about the prestigious Caine Prize: “I haven’t even read the stories—I’m just not very interested,” she said in an interview. “I don’t go to the Caine Prize to look for the best in African fiction.”

But does Adichie really deserve all that controversy?

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