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Q&A with Booking Agent Leslie Shipman (Shipman Agency)

Friday, September 25, 2020
12:00-1:00 PM
Email for login details. Off Campus Location
This event is open to MFA students and Zell Fellows only.

Leslie Shipman has spent 25 years promoting writers, and creating and managing literary events in New York City, from the National Book Awards Finalist Reading at the New School to Eat, Drink, and Be Literary at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

She spent over a decade at the National Book Foundation (which presents the National Book Award), where she was instrumental in creating events and programs such as 5 Under 35, a prize for promising young novelists, the National Book Awards After Party, Eat, Drink, and Be Literary at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Innovations in Reading, a prize that promotes community organizations working at the grassroots level to encourage reading across constituencies, and BookUp, an afterschool program for middle school age students, as well as assembling awards juries. She consulted at PEN America, a leading advocate for free expression, and worked on the PEN Literary Awards, and the PEN World Voices Festival.

A poet with an MFA from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, her work can be found in the Kenyon Review, BOMB, Tinderbox, Mid-American Review, Cosmonauts Avenue and elsewhere. She lives in Red Hook, Brooklyn with her husband, musician Paul Pimsler, and their dog Junie.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Literature, Poetry, Storytelling
Source: Happening @ Michigan from University of Michigan Helen Zell Writers' Program