Renee Simms

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Thu, 07/05/2018 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
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Meet Behind Mars


The hosts of Black Book Talk welcome author, lawyer and professor Renee Simms to discuss her new book Meet Behind Mars.  Call (503) 231-8187 to join the conversation and talk about what you've been reading this Summer.

Renee Simms is a novelist and lawyer interested in black women’s fiction, the intersections of law and literature; and community writing pedagogies. She is an Associate Professor at University of Puget Sound.  She is an associate professor of African American Studies and contributing faculty to English Studies at University of Puget Sound. Originally from Detroit, she received her B.A. in literature from University of Michigan, a J.D. from Wayne State University Law School, and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Arizona State University.  Her writing appears in CallalooThe Oxford American, Ecotone, Literary Hub, Southwest ReviewNorth American ReviewThe RumpusSalon and elsewhere. She is a 2018 National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellow, a 2018 Bread Loaf fiction fellow, and has received support from Kimbilio Fiction, Ragdale, Vermont Studio Center, and PEN Center. Her debut story collection is Meet behind Mars (Wayne State University Press).  

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