Hilary Zaid, in Conversation with Rachel Borup, presents PAPER IS WHITE!

Wellers welcomes Hilary Zaid, as she discusses her book, PAPER IS WHITE, with Rachel Borup, Thursday, May 17, at 6:30 PM!

PAPER IS WHITE: When Holocaust oral historian Ellen Margolis and her girlfriend decide to get married, Ellen's search for a blessing leads her into a complicated relationship with a wily survivor of the Kaunas Ghetto, a woman in search of a blessing of her own.

Set in ebullient, 1990s Dot-com era San Francisco, PAPER IS WHITE is a novel about the gravitational pull of the past and the words we must find to make ourselves whole.

A 2017 Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers' Conference, Hilary Zaid is also an alumna of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and the Tin House Writers' Workshop. Her short fiction has appeared in print and online venues including Lilith Magazine, The Southwest Review, The Utne Reader, CALYX, The Santa Monica Review, and The Tahoma Literary Review and has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. An alumna of Harvard and Radcliffe, she holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and works as a freelance editor. Hilary lives in the Bay Area with her family.

Rachel Borup is a writer based in Salt Lake City. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara and has taught literature and writing courses at the University of Utah. The Florida Review awarded her short story, Crash, finalist for the Editors’ Award in Fiction. Other short stories of hers were finalists for The Colorado Review’s Nelligan Prize, the Utah Original Writing Contest, and The New Orleans’ Review’s Walker Percy Prize. Michael Cunningham chose one of her short stories as a finalist for the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival Fiction Contest.

The discussion will be followed by a signing.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, UT 84102