Double Vision: Immigrant Writers on Embodying 2 Cultures at Once

Wednesday Mar 22 2017   7:00 PM
San Francisco Public Library Noe Valley   451 Jersey St, San Francisco , CA  map

How do immigrant writers navigate multiple cultural and geographical perspectives? In this reading and panel discussion, Kirstin Chen, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Andrew Lam, and Juliana Delgado Lopera will share how they encapsulate two—or more—sometimes radically different cultural identities in their work and the complications and opportunities that arise when those identities intermingle on the page.

Copies of the authors’ books will be available for sale and signing. Free refreshments! This event is in the Library Meeting Room on the ground floor of the Noe Valley Library. A free Word Week 2017 event www.facebook.com/Word-Week-314929538630095

Moderated and co-hosted by Kirstin Chen.

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