Friday, April 13 @ Univ of Chgo
1:30-3:30pm , Social Sciences 122
An Asian American Literary Caravan
Readings by writers from the Asian American Writers' Workshop:
Quang Bao was born in Can Tho, Vietnam and came to the United States
in 1975 when he was six years old. He was educated at Boston
University and Columbia University and is currently Executive
Director of The Asian American Writers' Workshop, based in Manhattan .
He has received numerous fellowships and awards for his work and his
writing has appeared recently in The Boston Globe, The Threepenny
Review, The New York Times, Ploughshares and National Public Radio.
He is the editor of Take Out: Queer Writing from Asian Pacific
America and the forthcoming Penguin Anthology of Asian American
Literature. He has just completed his first novel and is working on
an art book about visual art, theater and music from Denmark .
Luisa A. Igloria (previously published as Maria Luisa Aguilar-Cariñ o)
is an Associate Professor in the MFA Creative Writing Program and
Department of English, Old Dominion University ( Norfolk , Virginia ).
Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals including
Poetry, Crab Orchard Review, The Missouri Review, Poetry East,
Smartish Pace, The Asian Pacific American Journal, and TriQuarterly.
Originally from Baguio City in the Philippines, Luisa is the
recipient of numerous awards including the 2007 James Hearst Poetry
Prize (selected by former US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser for the North
American Review); the 2006 National Writers Union poetry award,
selected by Adrienne Rich; the 2006 Richard Peterson Poetry Prize (
Crab Orchard Review ); and the 2006 Stephen Dunn Award for Poetry).
She has published nine books including ENCANTO (Anvil, 2004), IN THE
GARDEN OF THE THREE ISLANDS (Moyer Bell/Asphodel, 1995), and most
recently TRILL & MORDENT (WordTech Editions, fall 2005. TRILL &
MORDENT was a Runner-up for the 2004 Editions Prize, the recipient of
the 2005 Calatagan Award from the Philippine American Writers and
Artists organization, a nominee for the 9th annual Library of
Virginia Literary Awards (poetry category) in 2006, and a nominee for
the 2007 Global Filipino Literary Awards (poetry category).
Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi is an architect and writer. She studied at
Georgetown University and the University of Washington , and has
practiced and taught architecture in Bangalore , Philadelphia , Boston ,
and New York . She has written extensively on architecture, the built
environment, and issues of "place." She is currently working on a
novel about a hometown, and a narrative about daughterhood and
motherhood. She lives in New York with her husband and new baby boy.
Books available for purchase and signing