Thursday, August 9, 2012, 6:00pm
Angie Chau and Andrew Lam at the California Historical Society
Free event, but please RSVP at chauandlam.eventbrite.com.
Join local authors Angie Chau and Andrew Lam for a reading and discussion on Vietnamese American identity and literature and California.
The San Francisco Chronicle described Angie Chau's Quiet As They Comeas "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." Released by IG Publishing in 2010, Quiet As They Come was a Finalist in First Fiction for The Commonwealth Club Book of the Year Award and a Finalist in Fiction for the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award.
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.
What happens when you combine local public radio, a story slam, and a grilled cheese cookoff? A recipe for a good time! KALW 91.7FM is bringing you a live menu of food-themed tales from professional storytellers and local residents. It's part of KALW’s new community storytelling project, Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project. Be sure to stay for the evening’s three acts:
APPETIZER: Professional storyteller and radio producer hamming it up on stage
MAIN COURSE: Grilled cheese cookoff, judged by select audience members
DESSERT: A multi-course story slam: food memories, disasters, insights, & more. Performers include author and New America Media editor Andrew Lam, and more!
To get your story into the lineup, email email@example.com by Friday, August 3rd with your food story (7 minutes or less). It’s a slam, so we’ll be picking the best of the best to perform on stage!