Andrew Lam and Richard Rodriguez

Thursday Sep 16 2010   18:00:00
Mechanics' Institute  , San Francisco, CA  map

Thursday, September 16 at 6:00 p.m.
Andrew Lam
, author of East Eats West, will be in dialog with Richard Rodriguez as they discus the unexpected consequences of the Vietnamese diaspora. A book signing will follow. This event is co-sponsored by the Asia Society.
Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94104
Free for members of Mechanics’ Institute and Asia Society, $12 general admission; for more information visit Mechanics’ Institute Events or view event flier here.

Andrew LamAndrew Lam is an editor and cofounder of New America Media, an association of over two thousand ethnic media outlets in America. His essays have appeared in dozens of newspapers and magazines across the country, and his short stories are anthologized widely. Followed by a film crew back to his homeland, Vietnam, he was featured in the documentary My Journey Home, which aired nationwide on PBS in 2004. His book Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora won a PEN American Beyond Margins award in 2006. Lam currently lives in San Francisco.

Photo courtesy of Andrew Lam