S244. A Reading and Conversation with Jamie Quatro and Karen Tei Yamashita, Sponsored by Grove Atlantic and Coffee House Press

Ballroom C, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Saturday, March 10, 2018
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm

 

Critically acclaimed authors Karen Tei Yamashita and Jamie Quatro will read from their work and join in conversation with Steph Opitz. Quatro’s collection I Want To Show You More was a finalist for the LA Times Art Seidenbaum Award, the Georgia Townsend Fiction Prize, and the NBCC John Leonard Prize. Karen Tei Yamashita is the author of I Hotel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the California Book Award and the American Book Award.

Moderator:

Steph Opitz is the festival director for Wordplay, a new literary festival put on in Minneapolis by The Loft Literary Center.

Karen Tei Yamashita is the author of Through the Arc of the Rain Forest, Brazil-Maru, Tropic of Orange, Circle K Cycles, I Hotel, Anime Wong: Fictions of Performance, and Letters to Memory. I Hotel was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award and awarded the California Book Award.

Jamie Quatro is the author of the story collection I Want To Show You More and the novel Fire Sermon, both from Grove Press. She is a visiting professor in the MFA program at Sewanee and a contributing editor at Oxford American.

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March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside