LitFest in the Dena Saturday and Sunday 12:30-6pm May 4-5 2004
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Sarah Z. Sleeper

Location Location Location: How & Why to Choose a Place to Set Your Story, Sunday, May 5th, 12:30 – 1:30pm, Mountain View Mausoleum

Sarah Z. Sleeper is an award-winning novelist, essayist and poet. Her 2020 novel, Gaijin, is set in Okinawa, Japan, and is loosely based on the four years she spent there as a reporter. Her short story, “A Few Innocuous Lines,” won recognition from Writer’s Digest, and her non-fiction essay, “On Getting Vivian,” was published in The Shanghai Literary Review. Her poetry was exhibited alongside historical artifacts at the Bellarmine Museum. Prior to completing her MFA in creative writing at Fairfield University in 2012, Sarah had a twenty-year career as a business and technology writer, winning three journalism awards and a fellowship at the National Press Foundation.