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Meet Writer in Residence Zinzi Clemmons

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Zinzi Clemmons was raised in Philadelphia by a South African mother and an American father. Her debut novel, “What We Lose” (Viking 2017), was named Debut Novel of the Year by Vogue, and received praise from the Atlantic, the Guardian, the New York Times, The New Yorker, and others.  “What We Lose” was shortlisted for the Aspen Words Literary Prize, the California Book Award First Fiction, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Debut Novel, and the National Book Critics Circle Leonard Prize. It was long listed for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and the Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize. She is a 2017 National Book Award 5 Under 35 Honoree. She currently serves as Associate Editor for The Believer magazine, and as Writer in Residence at Occidental College in Los Angeles.
FREE copies of “What We Lose” are available through our Catch & Release program. Pick up a copy from the Aspen Words office in the Red Brick Building at the beginning of the month. Read it, pass it along to a friend, and come meet the author at their public event!
Residency program held in partnership with the Catto Shaw Foundation.
Thank you to our hosts at Hooch.
Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar
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301 E. Hopkins Ave
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