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Desiree Cooper

Desiree Cooper is the author of Know the Mother (Wayne State University Press 2016), a collection of flash fiction that dives unflinchingly into the intersection of race and gender. A former attorney, Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and community activist, Cooper is a 2015 Kresge Artist Fellow whose fiction and poetry have appeared in Callaloo, Detroit Noir, Best African American Fiction 2010, Blood Orange Review, and Tidal Basin Review, among other online and print publications. She is currently a Kimbilio fellow, a national residency for African American fiction writers.

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Notes as Guest Reader/Editor in Smokelong Quarterly

Notes: Quiet Hours

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SmokeLong Fitness is the Ongoing Community Workshop of SmokeLong Quarterly. This asynchronous workshop happens on our dedicated workshop site. You will work in small groups of around 12 participants to give and receive feedback. Each Monday, you will receive a new writing task (one writing task each week) designed by the senior editor team of SmokeLong. The core workshop is asynchronous, so you can take part from anywhere at anytime. We are excited about creating a supportive, consistent and structured environment for flash writers to work on their craft.