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On November 17th Aisha gave a reading with Amy Knight at Antigone Books in Tucson.

Aisha gave a reading at the University of San Diego on November 1st.

She took part in the U of A’s MFA Homecoming Reading on October 27th at Exo Roast Co.

Her BOOK RELEASE PARTY! was at Exo Roast Co. in Tucson on October 23rd.

On October 7th, Aisha was a featured author at the Northern Arizona Book Festival in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Aisha gave a reading and a master class as part of the Axton Visiting Writers Series at the University of Louisville, September 28-29th, 2017.

In June, Aisha joined Wayne Koestenbaum and Karl Ove Knausgård as a keynote speaker at the NonfictioNOW conference in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Aisha read at Antigone bookstore as part of the How We Speak to One Another anthology group reading on April 14th.

She also read at Antigone bookstore as part of the Truth to Power anthology group reading on March 31st.

She presented a talk on race and experimental prose at the Power of Narrative Conference at Boston University on March 26th.

Aisha was part of a panel discussion with Steven Church, Megan Kimble, Will Slattery, Katherine Standefer, and Nicole Walker about the anthology How We Speak to One Another at the Tucson Festival of Books Sunday, March 12th at 1pm

She read with C.S. Giscombe for POG in Tucson on February 18th.

She had the ridiculous honor of reading alongside Lisa O’Neill, Kristen Nelson and TC Tolbert before DAR WILLIAMS performed Tuesday, January 10th at the Rialto in Tucson.

She read in San Diego for the NOW That’s What I Call Poetry Vol. 29 Reading at Tiger! Tiger! on November 20th.

On October 26th at 7pm, she gave a reading at Salt Lake Community College.

She read for the Satellite Reading Series at Bentley’s Coffee and Tea on Saturday, October 8th.

She read for an event called “If Your Body Could Talk, What Would It Say?” as part of the Kore Press UnSilencing Anatomies Project on October 7th at the Mercado St. Augustine in Tucson.

From April 20th through the 22nd, Aisha was part of the Ithaca College New Voices Literary Festival.

March 25th-27th, she taught a weekend-long creative writing workshop at Pima Community College.

Aisha read with Lidia Yuknavitch for the “Fair Weather Series” at Casa Libre en la Solana on October 31st.

She read with a host of others at the POG and Friends reading at 7pm Saturday, October 19th at Conrad Wilde Gallery.

Aisha recently taught a course on the art of researching the personal essay at the University of Arizona Poetry Center.

On July 15th at 7:30 pm, Aisha read with Joel Hans and Andie Francis for The Edge Series, hosted by Melissa Buckheit.

On April 28th at 7pm, Aisha read with Beth Alvarado and Lisa O’Neill for Trickhouse Live! at Casa Libre en la Solana.

On March 28th at 11:30 AM, Aisha had the best day of her life / was part of a reading entitled “Don’t Call it Lyric: Inquiry, The Essay and Independence” along with Brian Blanchfield, Amarnath Ravva and Maggie Nelson at the & Now conference in Los Angeles.

On January 15th, Aisha presented at the Black Life Matters Conference in Tucson, Arizona.

During the autumn of 2014, Aisha taught courses in Creative Writing and African American Literature as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Carleton College.

Aisha is thrilled to have been named a finalist for the Write-A-House inaugural residency in Detroit. Congratulations to Casey Rocheteau on her big win!

On September 11th, 2014, she gave a reading at Coastal Carolina University at 7pm.

Aisha taught for the University of Michigan’s amazing New England Literature Program in the spring of 2014.

She ran a workshop on the architecture of the essay at the Mark Twain House & Museum’s Third Annual Writer’s Weekend: Saturday, April 26th at 2pm.

On Thursday, April 24th, 2014, Aisha read at Eastern Connecticut State University at 5:30pm.

Aisha signed books on February 27th, 2014 at the University of Iowa Press table (1901) at the AWP Bookfair in Seattle.

She also took part in Prospecting: The Terrain.org Literary Reading on Thursday, February 27, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the auditorium of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Seattle’s Pioneer Square.

On February 10th, 2014, Aisha read for the University of Arizona Poetry Center’s Prose Series with Arianne Zwartjes.

October 15th at 7pm, a reading for the Intermezzo series at Tucson’s Temple Lounge with Boyer Rickel. Hosted by Brian Blanchfield.

Aisha recently took part in a book tour for the summer of 2013 with friend and fellow University of Iowa Press author, Arianne Zwartjes. See pictures from the trip on their blog!

On June 9th, she took part in the Roar Shack Reading Series’ event, “The Rims and Borders” on Sunday, 4-5:30 at 826 LA with Thaisa Frank, Julia Ingalls, Zoe Ruiz, and music by The Six Shooters.

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On Sunday, May 5th, 2013, Aisha read with Zoë RuizDavid Rocklin, Julia Ingalls and Joe Loya for the Portuguese Artist’s Colony at the Make-Out Room in San Francisco.

On April 4th, 2013 Aisha read with Jim Gavin, Mary Hamilton, Jillian Lauren and Ryan Pittington at Stories Books and Cafe in Los Angeles as part of Zoë Ruiz’s “Readings” series.

On March 10th, 2013, Aisha joined Matt Mendez (Twitching Heart) at the Tucson Festival of Books for a panel moderated by author Beth Alvarado (Anthropologies, Not a Matter of Love) entitled “First Books: Resistance and Resiliance.” In anticipation of the event, the Arizona Daily Star wrote: “Aisha Sabatini Sloan’s first book, The Fluency of Light: Coming of Age in a Theater of Black and White, due to be released in March, has gotten high praise. This is an emerging voice to catch so you can say, ‘I heard her when. . . .'”

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