Two writers read from their upcoming works. R. Zamora Linmark is the author of the acclaimed Rolling The R’s (Kaya/Muae, 1997), and Prime Time Apparitions (Hanging Loose Press, 2005) as well as Leche (2008) and Evolution of A Sigh which is forthcoming from Hanging Loose Press in April 2008. Nina Revoyr is the author of Necessary Hunger (St. Martin’s Griffin, 1998) and Southland (Akashic Books, 2003), her latest, The Age of Dreaming (Akashic Books, 2008) about a Japanese silent film star in the early days of Hollywood is also forthcoming in April 2008.
R. Zamora Linmark is the author of the novel Rolling The R’s, which he’s adapted for the stage, and two poetry collections, Prime Time Apparitions and the just-publishedEvolution of a Sigh. A recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, his prose, poetry, and essays have appeared in journals and anthologies in the U.S. and the Philippines. He has just completed a novel, Leche, the sequel to Rolling The R’s, and is at work on another novel and a collaborative book project with Lisa Asagi, Justin Chin, and Lori Takayesu.
Nina Revoyr was born in Japan to a Japanese mother and a white American father, and grew up in Tokyo, Wisconsin, and Los Angeles. She is the author of Necessary Hunger, Southland, and The Age of Dreaming. Nina has been an Associate Faculty member at Antioch University, a Visiting Professor at Cornell University, and the Remsen Bird Visiting Writer at Occidental College. She has also worked for more than a decade in the fields of child welfare and public education. Nina lives in Los Angeles with her English Springer Spaniel, Russell.
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