On Thursday, March 23, at 7:00 PM, the Creative Writing Program at ASU presents a reading by Bojan Louis and Sara Sams.
Bojan Louis is Diné of the Naakai dine’é, born for the Áshííhí. He’s written a variety of poetry and fiction, published in Alaska Quarterly, Ecotone, Colorado Review, and elsewhere. He’s published two books: Sinking Bell: Stories and Currents, which received an American Book Award. To learn more, visit his website.
Sara Sams is a writer and translator from Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She’s written a variety of poetry and nonfiction in Blackbird, Now and Then, Waxwing, and elsewhere. She’s published Atom City, her fist book of poems. To learn more, visit her website.
Read Bojan Louis’s interview in Issue 20 of Superstition Review.
Sara Sams advised on and helped to create Issue 22 of Superstition Review.
This event is free and open to the public! To learn more and register, go here.
On February 11th, this Saturday, Tom Leveen will be leading a workshop about crafting a novel. Mainly a young adult horror author, Leveen has written nine books and won a variety of awards: ALA/YALSA Best Book of 2013, the Westchester Fiction Award, the Grand Canyon Reader Award, and others.
The Young Author’s Studio, which is hosting this event, works to support literacy education through community outreach of various kinds: writing institutes, Sparky Slam competitions, Open Door sessions, online writing workshops, and an online journal.
This workshop is geared especially toward teachers and writers of young adult fiction, although it’s open to anyone who’s interested. To learn more and register for this free event, click here.
Join ASU’s TomorrowTalks with Jemele Hill on Thursday, January 26th, at 6pm AZ time. TomorrowTalks is a student-engagement initiative meant to put students in conversation with authors, who explain how they use their writing to address society’s most pressing issues. It’s led by the Division of Humanities at ASU and hosted by ASU’s Department of English in partnership with Macmillan Publishers.
This event takes place over Zoom and is free, although registration is required. Hill will be discussing her memoir Uphill, published by Henry Holt and Co. One of Oprah Daily’s Best Fall Nonfiction Books of 2022, Uphill is a bold, unflinching look at Hill’s life and her battle to overcome intergenerational trauma. Hill forges a new path with truth and confidence, rising to find her voice and speak to the world.
Jemele Hill’s commitment to truth telling is unparalleled. Whether she is exposing white supremacy or being radically transparent about her own history, Jemele’s resolve remains steadfast. She makes you want to lean in and listen, but more importantly, she encourages us all to use our voices to tell necessary, hard truths.
Gabrielle Union, New York Times bestselling author of We’re Going to Need More Wine and You Got Anything Stronger?
Jemele Hill is currently a contributor for the Atlantic, where she writes about the intersection of culture, politics, race, and sports. She was an Emmy-Award winning cohost of ESPN and was 2018 NABJ Journalist of the Year.
Hill is relentless but fair, and she is equally comfortable parsing out instances of institutional racism and admitting to her own mistakes. She balances humor, vulnerability, and passion, creating a text that is both exciting and emotionally satisfying.
To learn more about TomorrowTalks and register for the event, go here.
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