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Monday, October 9 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
You Can't Write That: Writing from Privilege

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A diverse set of writers (Faith Adiele, Vanessa Hua, Chad Koch, and Kaitlin Solimine) discuss the pressing question of cultural appropriation, and how it influences their willingness to write outside the confines of their experience and background. Moderated by Maisha Z. Johnson. $10 adv / door



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Maisha Z. Johnson

Maisha Z. Johnson is an award-winning writer, editor, and digital strategist who writes and works where the arts meet social change and digital media. | Her work experience includes some powerhouse influencers in efforts to make our world a better place, including Everyday Feminism, the largest independent feminism media site in the world, and CUAV, the... Read More →

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Faith Adiele

Associate Professor, California College of the Arts
Author of the PEN-Award-winning travel memoir, Meeting Faith, about becoming Thailand's first black Buddhist nun. Narrator/writer/subject of the PBS documentary My Journey Home, about finding her father & siblings in Nigeria. Co-editor of Coming of Age Around the World: A Multicu... Read More →
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Vanessa Hua

Vanessa Hua is the author of DECEIT AND OTHER POSSIBILITIES, winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature and a finalist for the California Book Award. A columnist at the San Francisco Chronicle, she has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, ZYZZYVA, and elsewhere. She received a Rona Jaffe Writers' Award, a Steinbeck Fellowship in Creative Writing, Suzanne Ahn Award for Civil Rights, as well as honors from the Society of Professional Journalists and Asian American... Read More →
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Chad Koch

Chad Koch is a founding editor of Foglifter, a forthcoming queer literary journal. He recently received his MFA from San Francisco State University, where he was editor-in-chief of Fourteen Hills. He’s the recipient of the 2010 Miriam Ylvisaker Fellowship and the Leo Litwak fiction award from Transfer Magazine. He was assistant editor on Lawfully Wedded Wives: Rethinking Marriage in 21st Century. He is a 2016 fellow at The Grotto in San Francisco. His most recent stories were published in The North American Review and Sparkle... Read More →
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Kaitlin Solimine

Raised in New England, Kaitlin Solimine has considered China a second home for almost two decades. While majoring in East Asian Studies at Harvard University, she was a Harvard-Yenching scholar and wrote and edited Let’s Go: China (St. Martin’s Press). In 2006-2007, she was a U.S. Department of State Fulbright Creative Arts Fellow in China where she began work on her forthcoming novel, Empire of Glass. She was the Donald E. Axinn Scholar in Fiction at the Bread Loaf... Read More →



Monday October 9, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
San Francisco Center for the Book 375 Rhode Island St., San Francisco, CA 94103

Attendees (30)