May 19, 2022 • 1HR 2M

Zinzi Clemmons and Mangai Arumugam

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On this episode, we hear from two astounding fiction writers! First, Zinzi Clemmons; a UC Davis professor, novelist, and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Leonard Prize; talks with Dr. Andy about time in the east coast, times of activism, and ongoing projects in the English Department. Then Clemmons reads some nonfiction live on the air!

Later in the show we hear from Mangai Arumugam,  an MFA graduate at UC Davis and fiction writer, as she talks with Dr. Andy about craft, tips for undergraduate writers, and her interests as a writer. 

Both Clemmons and Arumugam will be the featured readers at the Poetry Night Reading Series. 

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