R231. Writing from Privilege: Who Can Write What and Why?
Thursday, March 8, 2018
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm
Kaitlin Solimine has been a Fulbright Creative Fellow in China and received several scholarships, awards, and residencies for her writing, including the 2012 Dzanc Books/Disquiet International Literary Program award judged by Colson Whitehead. Her debut novel is Empire of Glass.
Vanessa Hua is the author of Deceit and Other Possibilities, winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. A columnist at The San Francisco Chronicle, she has received a Rona Jaffe Writers' Award and a Steinbeck Fellowship. Her novel, A River of Stars, is forthcoming.
Kirstin Chen is the author of the novels Bury What We Cannot Take (forthcoming from Little A) and Soy Sauce for Beginners. She is a 2017–2018 writer in residence at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Kim Liao's work has appeared in Salon, Lit Hub, The Rumpus, Catapult, River Teeth, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Brevity's Blog, Another Chicago Magazine, Fourth River, Fringe, Hippocampus, and others. She is working on her first novel, and she is revising a family memoir about the Taiwanese Independence Movement.
Kelly Luce is the author of Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail and the novel Pull Me Under. She is a contributing editor at Electric Literature and a fellow at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.