An adoptee with synesthesia, love poems, Operation Babylift, mistaken identities. A night of short story, poetry and prose with three Vietnamese American women writers. Booksigning and reception.
In collaboration with The Drawing Center, on the occasion of the exhibition Persistent Vestiges: Drawing from the American-Vietnam War, on view through February 11.
Aimee Phan received her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop where she won a Maytag Fellowship. She is the author of the award-winning We Should Never Meet (St. Martin’s Press, 2004) and is currently an Assistant Professor in English at Washington State University.
Barbara Tran is the author of the poetry collection In the Mynah Bird’s Own Words (Tupelo Press, 2002), coeditor ofWatermark: Vietnamese American Poetry & Prose (AAWW, 1998), guest editor of “Michigan Quarterly: Viet Nam, Beyond the Frame” and the recipient of a Lannan Foundation writing residency, a MacDowell Colony Freund Fellowship and a Pushcart Prize.
Monique Truong‘s first novel, The Book of Salt (Houghton Mifflin, 2003), won the PEN/ Bingham Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, the Bard Fiction Prize, the Asian American Literary Award, and the Stonewall-Barbara Gittings Literature Award. Truong has written nonfiction articles for several periodicals and coedited Watermark: Vietnamese American Poetry & Prose (AAWW, 1998).
$5 at the door. Free for Workshop members.