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Ep. 81 Camille U. Adams | The memoir, Caribbean lit, and uncovering the past

Hi there,

Today I am honored to be arts calling memoirist Camille U. Adams!

About our guest: Camille U. Adams is a memoirist from Trinidad and Tobago. She earned her MFA from CUNY and is a current Ph.D. Candidate who holds a McKnight Doctoral Fellowship at her program. Camille is an alum of Tin House Summer Workshop and Kenyon Writer’s Workshop. Camille has received a fellowship from Roots Wounds Word and scholarships from Community of Writers, Kweli Literary Festival, Grubstreet, and VONA. Her writing has been long-listed in the Graywolf Creative Nonfiction Prize 2022, selected as a finalist for The 2021 Orison Anthology Award in Nonfiction, and is featured/forthcoming in Passages North, Citron Review, XRAY Literary Magazine, Variant Literature, The Forge Literary Magazine, Wasafiri, etc. She’s a memoir reader at Split Lip Magazine and is at work on an upcoming memoir. Camille also wants a cute, fat, little puppy.


Thank you for your time and insights, Camille! All the best and happy writing!

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