SLCC Reading Series Hosts Essayist Aisha Sabatini Sloan

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Writer coming to SLCC has been nominated for multiple awards, including the Pushcart Prize.

Aisha Sabatini Sloan

Aisha Sabatini Sloan

Salt Lake Community College, as part of its Reading Series program, will host a reading by essayist Aisha Sabatini Sloan Oct. 26, 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at SLCC’s South City Campus, 1575 S. State Street, Salt Lake City.

Sabatini Sloan was born and raised in Los Angeles and writes about race and current events, often including analysis of art, film and pop culture. Her work has earned her finalist nominations for the 1913 First Book contest, the Write-A-House competition and the Disquiet Literary Prize. Her essays have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and named “notable” for the Best American Non-Required Reading and Best American Essays anthologies. She is a contributing editor for Guernica: A Magazine of Art & Politics and a staff writer for Autostraddle, and her current work can be found in numerous publications throughout the country. She has also taught composition, literature and creative writing at the University of Arizona, Pima Community College, University of Michigan’s New England Literature Program and at Carlton College. Sabatini Sloan currently lives in Tuscon.

A passage from her recently published “A Road Trip With Your Father In Honor of His 74th Birthday, In Playlist Form,” at the Autostraddle website, reads, “The audiobook that your father has chosen for your journey to Vermont involves a question that, though explored in a manner that does not make you feel fully awake, elicits an exchange of raised eyebrows between the two of you: “Why aren’t Africans, Aborigines and Eurasians the ones who decimated, subjugated and exterminated other nations? Why indeed.”

Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, comprehensive community college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 61,000 students each year, the College is Utah’s leading provider of workforce development programs. SLCC is also the largest supplier of transfer students to Utah’s four-year institutions and a perennial Top 10 college nationally for total associate degrees awarded. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with multiple locations, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains an average class size of 20.

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