The Department of Asian American Studies at UC Irvine presents
in conjunction with UCI Kababayan’s (Kaba) Pilipino Visibility Week
A book launch & reading with
R. Zamora Linmark & Jessica Hagedorn
Wednesday, May 4th
Dr. White Conference Room, Cross-Cultural Center
Join us for a book launch & reading with critically acclaimed authors R. Zamora Linmark & Jessica Hagedorn. Both writers will be reading from their highly anticipated latest releases—Linmark’s LECHE (Coffee House Press, 2011) and Hagedorn’s TOXICOLOGY (Penguin, 2011).
Books will be on-hand for sale and signing. This event is FREE and open to the public. RSVP highly suggested. Visit our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/uciasianam) for more details.
Poet, novelist, and playwright R. Zamora Linmark is the author of the bestselling novel Rolling the R’s (Kaya Press) and two collections of poetry, Prime Time Apparitions and The Evolution of a Sigh, both from Hanging Loose Press. A recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including two from the Fulbright Foundation, a Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a U.S.–Japan Friendship Commission, he has published in numerous journals and anthologies in the U.S. and the Philippines. His stage adaptation of Rolling the R’s premiered in Honolulu in 2008, and was a critical and commercial success. Linmark divides his time between Manila, Honolulu, and San Francisco.
Jessica Hagedorn, a novelist, poet, and playwright, was born and raised in the Philippines and moved to the United States in her teens. Her books include the novels Dogeaters (a finalist for the National Book Award and the recipient of an American Book Award), The Gangster of Love, and Dream Jungle (a New York Times Notable Book), and Danger and Beauty, a collection of selected poetry and short fiction. Hagedorn was the editor of the Asian American fiction anthology Charlie Chan is Dead. She lives in New York City.
Co-sponsored with the UCI Bookstore, UCI Humanities Center, International Center for Writing & Translation (ICWT), Departments of Comparative Literature, English, Studio Art, Women’s Studies, and the Creative Writing Program.
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