ART-Seed Readings by Carin Clevidence and Virginia Zimmerman

Carin Clevidence is the author of the novel The House on Salt Hay (FSG). Her short fiction has appeared in Story, the Indiana Review, fivechapters and elsewhere, and her nonfiction in O Magazine, OZY, Grand Tour, Fiction Writers Review, Asahi Weekly of Japan, and the anthologies First Antarctic Reader, and Wild Child: Girlhoods in the Counterculture. Her piece “November on Cape Cod” was read by BD Wong at Symphony Space in New York. She serves as Contributing Writer for the forthcoming journal Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel, and on the juries for Sustainable Arts, and the Sozopol Fiction Seminar.

In December 2015, Virginia Zimmerman published her debut American novel, The Rosemary Spell (HMH/Clarion Books), a fantastical mystery for middle-grade readers. Kirkus calls the book “spellbinding,” and ALA Booklist describes it as a “wonderful blend of literary puzzles, adventure, and musings over memory and identity.” In a starred review, Publishers Weekly calls the novel “enthralling” and “deftly plotted.” Publishers Weekly also selected The Rosemary Spell as a “pick of the week” on November 30, 2015. In 2012, Zimmerman published La Finestra del Temps (Cruilla) in Barcelona. Translated from English into Catalan, this novel, also for middle-grade readers, was published as part of the highly respected “red steamboat” series.