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Borough Hall, Brooklyn

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MetroTech Commons, Brooklyn

September 16 - 23

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Nafissa Thompson-Spires

Nafissa Thompson-Spires earned a PhD in English from Vanderbilt University and an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). She is the author of Heads of the Colored People and a novel under contract.
Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in McSweeny’s, Paris Review Daily, Dissent, Buzzfeed Books, The White Review, StoryQuarterly, and other publications. She is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at UIUC and an alumna of Callaloo, Tin House, and a Stanley Elkin Scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.

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