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January 16, 2017

An evening with Swimmers

Swimmers presents Chloe Aridjis, Rachael Allen, and Zinzi Clemmons (via video performance) at The Function Room for an evening of literature, art and the announcement of Pamphlet Issue Six.

Join us on January 26th from 19:00pm at The Function Room, 23 Phoenix Road, Somers Town NW1 1HB.

Chloe Aridjis is the author of two novels, Book of Clouds (Prix du Premier Roman Etranger, 2009), and Asunder (2013). Her third novel, set in Mexico in the late 80s, is due for publication in early 2018. She has a PhD in nineteenth-century French poetry and magic shows. Chloe received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2014 and was co-curator of the Leonora Carrington exhibition at Tate Liverpool in 2015. She has published in art journals and written radio essays for the BBC, and is starring in an artist’s feature film, And Then We Saw the Daughter of the Minotaur, for release in summer 2017.

Rachael Allen is the poetry editor for Granta, co-editor at the poetry press Clinic and of online journal Tender. She is the author of Faber New Poets 9 and Jolene, a collaborative book of poems and photographs with the artist Guy Gormley. She is currently studying for a PhD at the University of Hull.

Zinzi Clemmons was raised in Philadelphia by a South African mother and an American father. A graduate of Brown and Columbia Universities, her writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, The Paris Review Daily, Transition Magazine, and elsewhere. She is a cofounder and former publisher of Apogee Journal and a contributing editor to Literary Hub. She has been in residence at the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and Dar al-Ma’mûn in Marrakech, Morocco. Her debut novel, What We Lose, will be published in July 2017 by Viking in the US, and by 4th Estate in the UK. Clemmons lives in Los Angeles with her husband, where she teaches at The Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College.