6:00 - 7:30
1135 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Writer, poet and scientist Jenny Qi reads from and discusses her debut book of poetry, Focal Point, winner of the 2020 Steel Toe Books Poetry Award and finalist for the 2022 Eric Hoffer da Vinci Eye Award and 2022 Paterson Poetry Prize.
Jenny Qi is currently a 2022-2023 SFPL Brown Handler Writer Resident. Her essays and poems have been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and elsewhere, and she has received fellowships and support from Tin House, Omnidawn, Kearny Street Workshop, and the San Francisco Writers Grotto. Born in Pennsylvania to Chinese immigrants, she grew up mostly in Las Vegas and Nashville and now lives in San Francisco, where she completed her Ph.D. in Cancer Biology. She is working on more essays and poems and translating her late mother’s memoirs of the Chinese Cultural Revolution and immigration to the U.S.
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