Everywhere Home: An Evening Fenton Johnson and Andrew Lam

Tuesday May 16 2017   6:00 PM
Main Library, LGBTQIA Center  100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA  map

Fenton Johnson‘s most recent book is Everywhere Home: A Life in Essays, which are new and selected essays from  30+ years of essay publishing.  Many of these are set in San Francisco where he was a staff writer for The New York  Times based in SF during part of those years—and there’s a section (“Journals of the Plague Years”) of essays set in the first years  of the AIDS epidemic.  Andrew Lam is a senior editor at New American Media and author of three books: Perfume DreamsEast Eats West, and Birds of Paradise Lost. 

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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