Aisha has a couple of panels at AWP.

She will be in virtual conversation with Wendy S. Walters, thanks to Porter Square Books, on March 31st.

She will be giving a reading for Michigan State University on April 19th at 7pm.

On May 4th, she will give a reading at Interlochen.


Aisha gave a reading for the Sowell Reading series at Texas Tech.

She led a winter workshop for Tin House February 17th-20th.

She taught a week-long course as a Distinguished Visitor in Nonfiction for the Idaho MFA program February 28th-4th.

Aisha gave a craft talk and reading for the Mary Louise White Visiting/Virtual Reading Series at SUNY Fredonia on February 9th and 10th.

Aisha was in a zoom conversation with Saeed Jones through Literati Bookstore on Thursday, November 18th, in celebration of the recent release of her new book-length essay, Borealis.

Aisha and her father, Lester Sloan, celebrated the release of their book Captioning the Archives at Pages Bookshop in Detroit on Saturday, November 13th. It was broadcast on McSweeney’s Instagram Live.

Aisha was thrilled to be a featured presenter on Memory and Memorial for the Fall Convergence conference, hosted virtually by University of Washington, Bothell on October 1st 2021 from 6-9pm PST.

Aisha gave a virtual reading for the Amherst College Reading Series on September 27th, 2021.

Aisha read with Rosie Stockton and Hannah Ensor for Room Project in Detroit on August 10th at 6:30pm.


Aisha was part of the inaugural nonfiction faculty at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference in July.

She was a visiting writer for the MFA of the Americas at Stetson University in June.

Aisha served as Hurst Visiting Professor at the University of Washington in St. Louis in April.

She was part of the Gulf Coast Reading series on February 26th at 7pm.

On January 22nd, Aisha was part of a zoom reading with Candice Opper and Sarah Minor for the White Whale Bookstore sponsored release of Candace’s book, Certain and Impossible Events. 

July 21st-August 2nd, she was looking forward to serving on the faculty of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference (CANCELED)

April 9th, she would have been so honored to read with Kiese Laymon at Eastern Michigan University, at 3pm (CANCELED)

On April 3rd, she would have had the pleasure of reading at Cleveland State University at 7pm. (CANCELED)

Aisha was sad not to serve as the Hurst Visiting Professor at Washington University in St. Louis on Thursday, March 19th at 8pm. (CANCELED)

May 13th-15th, she would have been a writer in residence at the Northwestern University’s Annual Writer’s Festival (CANCELED)

Aisha was part of a group reading for the Frog Island Reading series in Ypsilanti on February 16th, 6:30 pm.

She was part of a group reading for Brain Candy Reading Series at Green Brain Comics in Dearborn, 7pm on Monday the 17th.

Aisha read at Concordia University February 19th, 7pm.

Aisha gave a reading for the UC Davis MFA Program on Tuesday, January 14th.

She recently taught at Chatham University’s Summer MFA Residency.

On May 9th, at 7pm, Aisha read alongside Imani Mixon at the Motor Signal Reading Series in Detroit.

May 13th at 7pm, she was in conversation with Morgan Parker at the Ann Arbor District Library.

On April 10th at 5:30pm, Aisha was in conversation with Edwidge Danticat for the Helen Zell Writers Series at the UMMA Helmut Stern Auditorium.

April 4th Aisha had the honor of reading at Reed College’s Visiting Writer Series in Portland, Oregon.

On Saturday, March 30th at 3pm, Aisha was part of a group reading at an AWP offsite event at Reverand Nat’s Hard Cidery and Tap Room in Portland, Oregon:

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She participated in some AWP PANELS: This and this.

Wednesday, March 27th, Aisha was part of an AWP offsite group reading SO Homo/No FOMO at 7pm.

On Thursday, March 14th, Aisha was in conversation with Halle Butler at Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor.

On Thursday, February 28th, Aisha read with Nandi Comer at Pages Bookshop in Detroit.

On February 15th, Aisha read with Hannah Ensor at The Room Project in Detroit.

On Thursday, November 1st, Aisha read for Temple University’s Poets and Writers series in Philadelphia.

At &NOW on Saturday, October 6th, Aisha was part of a panel titled “I Feel Both Ways” with Lucy Corin, Sara Marcus, and Jean Yoon, moderated by Sara Jaffe.

On April 26th she read for the Community & World Literary Series at Cal State San Marcos in San Diego.

April 23rd Aisha gave a reading for the Narrow Chimney Reading Series in Flagstaff, Arizona.

April 11th through the 13th, Aisha joined Alan Shapiro, Geoff Dyer, Mary Gaitskill, and Rosanna Warren as featured readers at the Spring Literary Festival at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

On April 3rd, she read with the luminous Barbara Browning at Bluestockings at 7pm.

On April 2nd at 8pm she joined Kate Zambreno in conversation as part of the Art + Life series at Columbia University in New York City.

On March 9th, Aisha participated in a panel presentation at AWP called “A Woman’s Place: Ecotone Essayists Expand the Boundaries of Place-Based Writing.”

On the evening of March 9th, she wa part of an off-site AWP event: “All Human Reading” at Southern Brewing.

On February 11th at 5pm Aisha read in Los Angeles at the Mandrake Bar for “It’s Five o’clock Somewhere” with Steve Erickson, J. Ryan Stradal and Mari Naomi.

February 20th she gave a workshop and read at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

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 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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