S165. Scattered: Homes Throughout the Asian Diaspora

E146, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Saturday, March 30, 2019
10:30 am to 11:45 am


Three acclaimed memoirists—graphic and prose—hailing from three very different parts of the Asian diaspora come together to read excerpts from their recent works and to discuss what it means to write about the many versions of homes that take on a life of their own within these books. When homes become ethereal, bonds among women and between generations help to solidify history in time and space throughout the Asian experience.



Krystal Sital is the author of the multigenerational memoir Secrets We Kept: Three Women of Trinidad. She was a finalist for the PEN/Fusion Emerging Writers Prize in 2015 and now teaches creative writing; gender, sexuality and culture; and peoples and cultures of the Caribbean at New Jersey City University.

Thi Bui came to the United States in 1978 as part of the “boat people” wave of refugees from Southeast Asia. Her debut graphic memoir, The Best We Could Do, is a national bestseller and a National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalist in autobiography.

Lee Herrick


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center