Author Zinzi Clemmons to speak at Midtown Scholar Aug. 9

by: Sara Bozich
August 4, 2017

Next week, author-on-the-rise and Pennsylvania native, Zinzi Clemmons, visits Midtown Scholar to discuss her debut novel, What We Lose.

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Midtown Harrisburg’s own independent bookstore, Midtown Scholar, hosts some impressive Author Talks in the coming months.

You may already have seen the invite for Salman Rushdie in late September(already reserved my autographed copy), and later this month, Jimi will interview ESPN’s Kate Fagan, previewing her visit and new book.

From 7-9  p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, Midtown Scholar hosts An Evening with Zinzi Clemmons.

Clemmons’ book receives critical acclaim from entities much more qualified than I am.

What We Lose is a quick but worthy read. Clemmons manages to address race, gender, and cultural differences while navigating through the processes of grief, loss, and love.

The story follows the protagonist, Thandi, through a stream-of-consciousness style of storytelling, juxtaposing notes and excerpts from historical contexts with the character’s raw, self-aware prose.

If you’re in town on Wednesday (sadly, I am not), I’d suggest breaking up your week with a visit to The Scholar to hear from this talented author.

Categories: Books, Harrisburg

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