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Monday, October 14 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Room Where It Happens: Creating Inclusive Literary Communities

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What does it take to create and sustain a writing community? Why is this particularly important for women and nonbinary POC? Many of us are out there, but how do we find each other, and how do we stay in touch? How do community-specific writing spaces function as tools to bring these communities together? What kind of work can we produce if we imagine our audience to be us? Faith Adiele, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, and Vanessa Hua read from their work and discuss. Moderated by Piyali Bhattacharya. FREE, $5-10 suggested donation

Moderators
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Piyali Bhattacharya

Piyali Bhattacharya's short stories and essays have appeared in Ploughshares, Literary Hub, The New York Times, National Geographic and elsewhere. She is the editor of the anthology Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion (Aunt Lute Books... Read More →

Authors and Participants
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Vanessa Hua

Vanessa Hua is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and the author of a short story collection, Deceit and Other Possibilities, and a debut novel, A River of Stars. For two decades, she has been writing, in journalism and fiction, about Asia and the diaspora. She has received... Read More →
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Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Ingrid Rojas Contreras is author of the novel Fruit of the Drunken Tree, a silver medal winner in First Fiction at the California Book Awards and a New York Times editor's choice. She was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Her essays and short stories have appeared in the New... Read More →
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Faith Adiele

Faith Adiele’s work includes The Nigerian Nordic Girl’s Guide to Lady Problems; Meeting Faith, a memoir about becoming Thailand’s first Black Buddhist nun; My Journey Home, a PBS documentary about finding family in Nigeria; and Coming of Age Around the World: A Multicultural... Read More →


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