Abeer Hoque, Carol Guess, Amanda K. Davidson, Deborah Poe
Friday, March 10 @ 7pm , Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, Seattle
A writer and photographer whose family is Bangladeshi, part of a diaspora that saw her with childhood in Nigeria, then later, with family, to Philadelphia, before setting out to other points in the U.S. and Bangladesh on her own, Abeer Hoque has written a telling tale in her luminous book, Olive Witch: A Memoir (HarperCollins 360), the first of her books to (finally) be published in the U.S. This should be a strong evening, some of us first seeing Abeer Hoque hold forth brilliantly at the 2016 Jaipur Literature Festival. It’s on the page, too. Reading with Abeer Hoque tonight are poet and prose writer Carol Guess, comics artist Amanda Davidson and poet, critic and book artist Deborah Poe.
Ariel Goldberg, listen chen, Amanda Davidson, Donato Mancini
Saturday, March 11 @ 7pm, The Paper Hound Bookshop, 344 West Pender St., Vancouver
Two visiting and two local writers read at The Paper Hound! The Paper Hound is wheelchair accessible, and sells very lovely books. Come early!
Ariel Goldberg's publications include The Estrangement Principle (Nightboat Books) and The Photographer (Roof Books). Goldberg is the Friday Night Coordinator at The Poetry Project. Their research and performance based work has been supported by the New York Public Library, Franklin Furnace Fund, Headlands Center for the Arts, The Invisible Dog, Residencias Artísticas Intercambios and SOMA in Mexico City. They teach at Parsons, The New School and Pratt Institute.
Amanda K Davidson is the author of the chapbooks Arcanagrams: A Reckoning (Little Red Leaves 2014), The Space (Belladonna 2014) and Apprenticeship (New Herring Press 2013), as well as The Conditions of Our Togetherness, a serial comic on Weird Sister Magazine.
A writer and artist, Donato Mancini's books and chapbooks include: Snowline (2015), Loitersack (2014), Buffet World (2011) Fact 'N' Value (2011), Hell Passport no.22 (2008), Æthel (2007), 58 Free Coffees (2006) and Ligatures (2005). His newest, Same Diff, has just been published by Talonbooks.
listen chen is a daoist & a bat-enthusiast who lives & writes on unceded coast salish territories. they are working on practices that make them a better friend & a better enemy all at once.