Loft Mentor Series Reading with Lesley Nneka Arimah
Location: The Loft at Open Book (Performance Hall)
Day of the Week: Friday
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
• Regular: $10.00
• Member: $5.00
The Loft proudly presents a 2017-2018 Loft Mentor Series Reading in Poetry and Creative Prose with Lesley Nneka Arimah, Victoria Blanco, and Jasmin Rae Ziegler.
Lesley Nneka Arimah was born in the UK and grew up wherever her father was stationed for work, which was sometimes Nigeria, sometimes not. Her work has received grants and awards from Commonwealth Writers, AWP, the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Jerome Foundation and others. She currently lives in Minneapolis. From Riverhead Books: What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky (story collection; April 2017) and The Children of Bones (novel, coming soon).
Victoria Blanco is completing a nonfiction book based on research among the Rarámuris of Mexico. Her writing has appeared in Fourth Genre. Her research has been supported by Fulbright and awards from the University of Minnesota. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota MFA program.
Jasmin Rae Ziegler graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She is co-editor of Poetry City, USA and currently teaches Creative Writing and Literature at Anoka Ramsey Community College. She lives in South Minneapolis with her partner and son.