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Ismail Muhammad & Marie Mutsuki Mockett
March 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PSTFree
Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 2:00pm via Zoom
Ismail Muhammad is the reviews editor for The Believer, a staff writer at the Millions, a contributing editor at ZYZZYVA, and a board member at the National Books Critics Circle. He’s been a recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Emerging Critics Fellowship, and a Simpson Family Literary Fellow. His work, which focuses on literature, art, identity, and black popular and visual culture, has appeared in publications like The New York Times, Slate, New Republic, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Real Life, and Catapult.
In Spring 2021, Muhammad is teaching English 361: Contemporary Nonfiction
Marie Mutsuki Mockett’s memoir, Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye, was a finalist for the 2017 PEN Open Book Award, the Indies Choice for Nonfiction and the Northern California Book Award for Creative Nonfiction. She received a Fellowship from the US/Japan Creative Artist Fellowship, funded by the NEA. Her novel, Picking Bones from Ash, published by Graywolf, was a finalist for the Saroyan Prize and the Paterson Prize. Her new book, American Harvest: God, Country and Farming in the Heartland, published by Graywolf in April 2020, was a finalist for the Lukas Prize.
In 2020-2021 Mockett is teaching English 372: Craft Seminar in Creative Nonfiction, English 332: Fiction Workshop, and English 342: Fiction Tutorial