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Yvette Lisa Ndlovu

Yvette Lisa Ndlovu is a Zimbabwean sarungano (storyteller). She is pursuing her MFA at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she teaches in the Writing Program. She will be teaching at Clarion West Writers Workshop in the Fall. She earned her BA at Cornell University and was a finalist for a Tin House Young Adult Writer of Color Scholarship. She was the 2020 fiction winner of Columbia Journal’s Womxn History Month Special Issue and is the co-founder of the Voodoonauts Workshop for Black SFF writers. Her work has been anthologized in the Voices of African Women Journal. She received the Cornell University George Harmon Coxe Award for Poetry selected by Sally Wen Mao and is a 2020 New York State Summer Writers Institute Scholarship recipient. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Columbia Journal, FIYAH, the Huffington Post, the Jellyfish Review, and Kalahari Review.

She will be teaching at Clarion West Writer's Workshop on November 29 alongside the Voodoonauts co-founders. The panelshop (panel and workshop combo) is a collaboration between Voodoonauts and Clarion West Writers Workshop and will center Black time travel, healing and non-linear narratives. Scholarships are available for BIPOC. Find out more about Negritude in the 6th Dimension here.

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