ANDREW LAM, ANGIE CHAU, and ISABELLE PELAUD
on Vietnamese American Identity, Literature and California
Start: Jul 14 2011 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm.
1644 Haight Street
San Francisco, California 94117
The San Francisco Chronicle described ANGIE CHAU's Quiet As They Come as "a powerful mix of tragedy and kindness, of miscommunications and all-too-painful empathy, which bound together are a resonating homage to many an immigrant." She was born in Vietnam and now lives in Eddie Money's former studio in Oakland.
ANDREW LAM is a writer and a co-founder of New America Media. Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora has won the Pen American "Beyond the Margins" Award in 2006, and was short-listed for "Asian American Literature Award”. East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres was published in October 2010 and listed as top ten indie books by Shelf Unbound magazine.
ISABELLE PELAUD is associate professor in Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University and author of This Is All I Choose To Tell: History and Hybridity in Vietnamese American Literature. She is the founder and Executive Director of the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN).
These three local authors will read from their work and talk about Vietnamese American identity and literature and California. Bring your questions, observations, and join the discussion!
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