JOIN US FOR A LITERARY READING BY THE 17 SYLLABLES ASIAN AMERICAN WRITERS COLLECTIVE. Islands occupy a special place in the imagination. They can inspire dreams of fantasy, pleasure and escape, or they can represent loneliness, confinement or a way station on a refugee’s journey. Our panel of writers from the Asian Pacific diaspora will share stories of islands and their particular subcultures, the tension between wanting to belong and wanting to break free, and the uncommon power of these meaningful places that inhabit us as much as we inhabit them. Our writings are set in Guam, Hawai'i, Micronesia, Tahiti, Taiwan, Japan and the Philippines, as well as the metaphorical islands of illness, incarceration, exile and spiritual growth. The reading will be at PRAXIS, 3047 24th Street, around the corner from the vibrant murals of Balmy Alley.
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Earlier Event: October 10LML Event @ Books, Inc. in Berkeley, CA
Later Event: November 8In Conversation with Layli Long Soldier, San Francisco, CA