6:00 - 7:30
A celebration of the launch of Muriel Leung's Imagine Us, The Swarm (Nightboat Books). In this collection of essays in verse, Leung reconciles a familial history of violence and generational trauma across intersections of Asian American, queer and gendered experiences. Following the death of the poet’s father, Imagine Us, The Swarm contemplates vengeance, eschews forgiveness and cultivates a desire for healing beyond the reaches of this present life. Moving between the past and the present, Leung imbues memories with something new to alter time and design a different future.
This launch party will feature a reading from Leung's new book in addition to readings by Truong Tran, Hari Alluri, Janice Lobo Sapigao, Angie Sijun Lou and Addie Tsai. There will also be a raffle, giveaways, and trivia games woven into the night.
Registration coming soon.