Saturday, April 7

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Writers of Color Reading Series: Curated by Kundiman

  2 p.m.
  Prairie Lights Books

Reading

Venue: Prairie Lights Bookstore

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Saturday, April 7, 2 p.m.

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Join us for another installment of the Writers of Color Reading Series, this time curated by Kundiman, a nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing generations of writers and readers of Asian American literature. The reading will feature the work of current graduate writing students from the University of Iowa as well as former Kundiman fellows.

About Melody S. Gee

Melody S. Gee was born in Taiwan and raised in Cerritos, California. Her first poetry collection, Each Crumbling House, won the 2010 Perugia Press Book Prize. Her second collection, The Dead in Daylight (Cooper Dillon Books, 2016) was a finalist for the Jacar Press Julie Suk Award. Her poems and essays most recently appear in Figure One, Two Countries Anthology, The Los Angeles Review, Meridian, Barnstorm Literary Journal, Spillway, The Book of Scented Things Anthology. Her awards include two Pushcart Prize nominations, a Best New Poets nomination, the Robert Watson Literary Prize, and a Kundiman Asian American Poetry Retreat fellowship. She lives with her husband and daughters in Saint Louis, MO.

About Helene Achanzar

Helene Achanzar is a writer and educator from Chicago. She is a Kundiman fellow and a John and Renée Grisham fellow at the University of Mississippi. Her poetry is forthcoming in jubilat. Her other writing can be found on Noisey and On She Goes.

About Stella Wong

Stella Wong is a Chinese-American poet from New York City pursuing her M.F.A. at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She has poems in Narrative Magazine and Poets.org, and is currently working on her first collection.

About C Pam Zhang

C Pam Zhang’s debut novel, How Much of These Hills Is Gold, is forthcoming from Riverhead Books and several foreign publishers. Her short fiction can be found in Kenyon Review,McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, and Tin House Open Bar. She’s received scholarships and fellowships from Tin House, Bread Loaf, Aspen Words, the Hambidge Center, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

About Yvonne Cha

Yvonne Cha is a 2nd gen Korean American from Queens, NY, in her second year of writing fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Enter the Litscape, our curated literary programming presented on Friday and Saturday. Featuring readings in retailers and venues around downtown during the Lit Walk, our annual indie book fair, ICE CREAM comics and zine fair, and additional readings and conversations.