LITQUAKE! California is Always New: Literary Migrations to the Edge of the Continent

Sunday Oct 13 2013   7:00 PM
Glass Door Gallery  245 Columbus Ave., San Francisco, CA  map

Keenan Norris, author of Brother and the Dancer, will participate in a Litquake reading with Nayomi Munaweera, Stephen Gutierrez, and Laleh Khadivi. It has often been observed that there is no great novel of the California experience. Could it be because California is forever changing? As the American voice grows wider in scope, four novelists come together to talk about California as a planet for which their stories of migration, immigration, and emigration are the stardust.

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Keenan NorrisKeenan Norris’ novel Brother and the Dancer is the winner of the 2012 James D. Houston Award. He teaches English and African-American Literature and helps conduct the Affirm program at Evergreen Valley College. His work has appeared in the Santa Monica, Green Mountains and Evansville Reviews, Connotation Press, Inlandia: A Literary Journey Through California’s Inland Empire and BOOM: A Journal of California. He is also the editor of Scarecrow Press’s upcoming collection of critical essays, Street Lit. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.