July 9, 2024
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The University of West Georgia’s Ingram Library recently announced Suzanne Clores as the Ingo Swann Research Fellow for 2024. 

Suzanne Clores
Suzanne Clores

The fellowship was established in honor of Ingo Swann – artist, author, practitioner and teacher of remote viewing – to advance scholarship in the field of parapsychology and to encourage use of the human consciousness collections in Ingram Library’s Special Collections in unique and creative ways. 

Clores, writer and Webby Award-honored podcast creator, explores extraordinary phenomena. Her research endeavors to shed light on the history and creation of remote viewing and how it changes and expands the stories we tell about extraordinary phenomena in modern society.  

Clores wrote her first book, “Memoirs of a Spiritual Outsider,” in her late 20s. In the years since her work has aired on WBEZ (Chicago) and KCRW (Los Angeles) and she has produced The Extraordinary Project podcast, with an audience of 10,000 unique listeners. She wrote about Eileen J. Garrett’s Parapsychology Foundation for the New York Times, and her work has appeared in print and literary websites such as Elle, Salon, The Sunday Rumpus, The Huffington Post, Hypertext Magazine, Spirituality & Health, Next Avenue and other publications. Her personal essays have been anthologized and used in college classrooms, and she has lectured on creative writing and communications at Northwestern, DePaul and National Louis Universities.  

Clores received her bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and her MFA in fiction from the University of Arizona. She has received grants from the Illinois Arts Council and the Emerald Gate Foundation and has been in residence at the Millay Center for the Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, and the Ragdale Foundation.  

There will be a free public lecture on Clores’ research on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. The lecture will be held on the UWG Carrollton campus at the Library's Aquarium (3rd floor) and live-streamed.  

For more information, please contact Blynne Olivieri Parker, interim head of learning and research services in Ingram Library, at 678-839-6341 or by email at bolivier@westga.edu.  

Information about the Ingo Swann Research Fellowship is online at www.westga.edu/library/special-collections/swann.php