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July 2018

BERLIN NEW YORK = URBAN DICTIONARY LITERATURFESTIVAL (July 8-15)

July 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm CEST
Berlinische Galerie, Alte Jakobstraße 124–128
Berlin, 10969 Germany
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Literature & Politics: Round table discussion with Norbert Gstrein, Jeremy M. Davies and Monique Truong. Presenter: Christine Daum.

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BERLIN NEW YORK = URBAN DICTIONARY LITERATURFESTIVAL (July 8-15)

July 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CEST
Werkhalle Wiesenburg, Wiesenstraße 55
Berlin, 13357 Germany
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Salt & Signs: New prose by Senthuran Varatharajah and Monique Truong.

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Visiting Writer: 92Y Young Writers Workshop

July 19, 2018
92nd Street Y, Buttenwieser Hall, 1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128 United States
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A workshop for driven, intellectually curious young people who want to explore and develop their writing in a supportive, focused environment in the middle of New York City.

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September 2018

Amherst College: Reading and Class Visit

September 26, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Amherst Books, 8 Main Street
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Reading hosted by Creative Writing Center at Amherst College.

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October 2018

Kundiman’s 15th Anniversary Gala

October 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001 United States
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A night dedicated to Asian American Futures! Come have a cocktail with Kundiman fellows, enjoy food from The Breslin, and honor Myung Mi Kim, Ligaya Mishan & Monique Truong, three fabulous Asian American visionaries.

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2018 Southern Foodways Symposium, Oct 11-13

October 12, 2018 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am EDT
The Lyric Theater, 1006 Van Buren
Oxford, MS 38655 United States
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Opening Keynote with James Hannaham.

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Transnational Asian American Speaker Series: Crazy Rich Asian: Race, Representation, Resistance?

October 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Diana Center Event Oval, Barnard College, 3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Panel discussion with David Henry Hwang, Marie Myung-Ok Lee, James Schamus, Monique Truong, and Jeff Yang.

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November 2018

Experiments in Opera Presents: Modularias

November 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
The Flea Theater, 20 Thomas Street
New York, NY 10007 United States
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Experiments in Opera presents four new commissioned works for voice and modular synthesizer by composers Joan La Barbara (lyrics by Monique Truong), Jason Cady, Andrew Raffo Dewar, and Kamala Sankaram.

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Experiments in Opera Presents: Modularias

November 3, 2018
The Flea Theater, 20 Thomas Street
New York, NY 10007 United States
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Experiments in Opera presents four new commissioned works for voice and modular synthesizer by composers Joan La Barbara (lyrics by Monique Truong), Jason Cady, Andrew Raffo Dewar, and Kamala Sankaram. Performances at 3pm and 7pm

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March 2019

Interpretations 30

March 14, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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Joan La Babara: scenes from Waters Beyond One's Depth, an opera-in-progress with lyrics by Monique Truong; Tom Chiu‘s Ensemble Metrix.

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Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network: A Discussion Among Writers

March 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Asian American Writers’ Workshop, 110-112 W 27th St, Suite 600
New York, NY 10001 United States
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Featuring Amy Quan Barry, Matty Huynh, Violet Kupersmith, Thanhha Lai, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Vu Tran, Monique Truong, and Ocean Vuong. Moderated by Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis, Mimi Khúc, and Isabelle Thuy Pelaud.

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May 2019

Dartmouth’s AAPIHM 2019 Keynote Speech with Monique Truong

May 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Sarner Underground, Dartmouth Hanover, NH 03755 United States + Google Map
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June 2019

ASIAN NETWORK @ YALE, LGBTQ & WORKING WOMEN’S NETWORK AFFINITY GROUPS HOST A BOOK CLUB BRUNCH & DISCUSSION WITH MONIQUE TRUONG, AUTHOR OF THE BOOK OF SALT

June 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Office of LGBTQ Resources, 135 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511 United States
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August 2019

ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE FESTIVAL (August 2-4)

August 2, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Eaton D.C., Beverly Snow Ballroom (2nd Fl), 1201 K St NW
Washington D.C., 20005 United States
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Fiction Reading: Monique Truong + Madeleine Thien moderated by Terry Hong

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ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE FESTIVAL (August 2-4)

August 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave SE, First Floor, Room 119
Washington D.C., 20540
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Novelist Monique Truong gives a personal tour of Asian American literature through a mix of social/intellectual history, anecdotes, and short readings by writers both celebrated and overlooked.

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IN PRAISE OF TONI MORRISON’S ENDURING LEGACY

August 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Center For Fiction, 15 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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In collaboration with the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, the Center for Fiction hosts an evening of readings, music, reflection, and gratitude in celebration of the life and legacy of Toni Morrison. Music by Craig Harris, Vincent Chancey, Jay Rodriguez, Omar Kabir, Richard Fairfax, Lee Odom, and Peter Lin. Readings from Morrison's fiction (in order of appearance): Erroll McDonald, Monique Truong, Keisha-Gaye Anderson, Idra Novey, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Mahogany L. Browne, Tyehimba Jess, Simeon Marsalis, Kia Corthron,…

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September 2019

SLICE LITERARY WRITERS’ CONFERENCE CRAFT PANEL: “WHAT WE READ WHEN WE’RE STUCK: AUTHORS SHARE THE BOOKS THAT HELP THEM OUT EVERY WRITING IMPASSE”

September 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:10 pm EDT
St. Francis College, Maroney Theater, 180 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Monique Truong, Hannah Lillith Assadi, Robert Haller, and Caleb Crain with moderator Loan Le.

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BOOK LAUNCH: THE SWEETEST FRUITS

September 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Center for Fiction, 15 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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Monique Truong presents The Sweetest Fruits with Mayukh Sen.

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THE SWEETEST FRUITS: BOOK SIGNING WITH FREE DRINKS & NIBBLES AT IZAKAYA

September 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Izakaya, 318 Gray St
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Murder By The Book bookstore will be on site with copies of The Sweetest Fruits for purchase!

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THE SWEETEST FRUITS: SAKE PAIRING DINNER

September 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT
Izakaya, 318 Gray St
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Dine with author Monique Truong & enjoy a special sake pairing dinner. Seating is limited so please RSVP to reserve. More info re full menu & featured sakes will be available soon.

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JAIPUR LITERATURE FESTIVAL – HOUSTON, TX

September 14, 2019 @ 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore Blvd
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Susan Abulhawa, Monique Truong, and Edward Carey in conversation with Chandrahas Chouldhury about how their words navigate across cultures and continents.

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THE SWEETEST FRUITS: READING & CONVERSATION WITH WILL SCHWALBE

September 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway
New York, NY 10003 United States
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WRITERS AT RUTGERS: MONIQUE TRUONG, NOVELIST: READING & SIGNING OF THE SWEETEST FRUITS

September 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Writers House, 510 George St
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States
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DUKE UNIVERSITY

September 30, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Duke East Building, 108 (Duke East Campus)
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Monique Truong will be holding a seminar. All students welcome!

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DUKE UNIVERSITY

September 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Public Reading and Author Q&A

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October 2019

EAST Carolina university’s SOUTHERN LITERARY CELEBRATION: WRITER’S RECEPTION

October 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Main Campus Student Center, Black Box Theater, 501 E. 10th St.
Greenville, NC 27858 United States
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Interview and discussion led by Dr. Kirstin Squint, Whichard Professor, and Dr. Margaret Bauer, NCLR editor and ECU professor of English.

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EAST carolina university’s SOUTHERN LITERARY CELEBRATION: READING AND BOOK SIGNING

October 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Main Campus Student Center, Black Box Theater, 501 E. 10th St.
Greenville, NC 27858 United States
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The North Carolina Literary Review and Dr. Kirstin Squint, 2019-20 Whichard Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities, invite you to celebrate an evening of Southern Literature at ECU with special guest Monique Truong.

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THE SWEETEST FRUITS: READING & BOOK SIGNING

October 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
The Elliot Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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LITCRAWL BROOKLYN

October 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Malai Ice Cream, 268 Smith St
Brooklyn, NY 11231 United States
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Literary Appetites: Women on Food Charlotte Druckman’s Women on Food is a “variety show of previously unpublished essays, interviews, and ephemera from women working in the world of food.” We bring the show to life with Charlotte and two of her contributors who will discuss their roles in the book, and chat about the literary aspect of food writing and the impact gender, race, and socioeconomics have had on that tradition and in shaping their own work. Moderated by Sabrina…

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THE SWEETEST FRUITS: Monique Truong in conversation with Chef Diep Tran

October 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
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November 2019

THE NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION’S 31ST ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO AUTHORS LUNCHEON

November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT
San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Ballroom, 780 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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THE SWEETEST FRUITS: MONIQUE TRUONG IN CONVERSATION WITH SOLEIL HO

November 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PST
Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th Street, Suite 290
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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Novelist and occasional food essayist Monique Truong and Soleil Ho, restaurant critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, will explore writing about and of food. Eastwind Books of Berkeley is the official bookseller for this event, so please come empty-handed and purchase your copies of Truong's third novel, The Sweetest Fruits, from this beloved indie bookstore.

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92Y Fall Reading Series: Maylis de Kerangal & Monique Truong

November 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST
92nd Street Y, Buttenwieser Hall, 1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128 United States
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Reading and book signing with Maylis de Kerangal (The Cook) and Monique Truong (The Sweetest Fruits)

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THE SWEETEST FRUITS: READING AND SIGNING

November 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Institute Library, 847 Chapel Street
New Haven, 06510 United States
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Monique Truong will read from her latest book The Sweetest Fruits as well discuss her food and flavor-centric novels The Book of Salt  and Bitter in the Mouth. Copies of The Sweetest Fruits will be available for purchase at the event. Free but please RSVP online to reserve a seat.

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HOUSE OF SPEAKEASY’S SERIOUSLY ENTERTAINING: “FOR GOOD MEASURE”

November 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Seriously Entertaining, New York’s premier literary cabaret series showcasing writers and their passions, is an intellectual roller-coaster of a show. More information to come. * Doors open at 6pm.

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THE SWEETEST FRUITS: READING AND SIGNING

November 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
Columbia University, 420 Hamilton Hall
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Monique Truong will read from her latest novel The Sweetest Fruits. Free & open to the public. Books will be available for purchase.

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THE SWEETEST FRUITS: READING + Q&A WITH JOE YONAN

November 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Loyalty Bookstore, 827 Upshur Street NW
Washington D.C., DC 20011 United States
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MIAMI BOOK FAIR

November 24, 2019 @ 12:30 pm EST
Miami Dade College, Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor) 300 NE Second Ave
Miami, FL 33132 United States
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Monique Truong’s novel The Sweetest Fruits is an ingenious retelling of the many lives of Greek-Irish globetrotting writer Lafcadio Hearn, through the voices of the women who knew him best. Curdella Forbes’s novel, A Tall History of Sugar, tells the story of Moshe Fisher, a Jamaican man who was “born without skin,” so that no one can tell to which race he belongs. A servant and former slave is accused of murdering her employer and his wife in The Confessions…

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December 2019

Kwaidan: introduced by monique truong

December 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm EST
Film Forum, 209 West Houston St.
New York, NY 10014 United States
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Monique Truong will introduce Kwaidan (1964, Masaki Kobayashi) based on four ghost stories by expat Lafcadio Hearn (1850 – 1904). Kobayashi’s first color film, with eerie score. “I wanted to create an atmosphere of terror.” – Takemitsu. 35mm. Approx. 183 min.

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What the Dickens? 10th annual Reading of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas carol”

December 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe & Bar, 126 Crosby St.
New York, NY 10012 United States
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Ring in the holidays with our tenth annual reading of Charles Dickens' classic "The Christmas Carol." Grab a hot cider from the cafe, your closest friends, and settle in with us and dozens of terrific readers. This year's confirmed readers include: Tom Beer, Sarah Broom, Isaac Butler, Alexander Chee, Vinson Cunningham, Deborah Eisenberg, Rachel Fershleiser, Isaac Fitzgerald, Josh Gondelman, Rabbi Marisa Elana James, Leslie Jamison, Maris Kreizman, Lisa Lucas, Elissa Schappel, Parul Sehgal, Leanne Shapton, Rob Spillman, Darcey Steinke, Monique…

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January 2020

Asian Musical Voices of America

January 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Asian American Writers’ Workshop, 112 W. 27th Street, #600
New York, NY 10001 United States
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“What does it mean and what does it take to find one’s voice as an Asian in classical music?” Musicians: Del Sol String Quartet and Violinist Joseph Lin Writer: Monique Truong Panelists: Charlton Lee, Joseph Lin, Anjna Swaminathan, Monique Truong, Hyeyung Yoon

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February 2020

Love In and Out of Translation

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Book Culture, 536 West 112th St
New York, NY 10025 United States
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A conversation with novelist Monique Truong (The Sweetest Fruits) and translators Allison Markin Powell (The Ten Loves of Nishino by Hiromi Kawakami) and Tess Lewis (One Another by Monique Schwitter) about how these three novels plumb the mysteries of love in its many discordant and concordant manifestations, and the ingenious ways fiction can flesh out these mysteries.

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March 2020

The Annual Paumanok Lecture in American Literature & Culture

March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Long Island University, Kumble Theater, 1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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The Department of English, Philosophy and Languages at LIU Brooklyn invites you to join them at The Annual Paumanok Lecture in American Literature & Culture. Featured authors, Tina Chang, Susan Choi, and Monique Truong, will read from their recent work and join in a conversation with LIU Professor Louis Parascandola.

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July 2020

Madras Café Unlocked Book Club live: The book of Salt by Monique Truong

July 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Madras Café Unlocked

Free online gathering; registration via EventBrite. Join us for our first (and very exciting) live Book Club with the brilliant and extremely talented author, Monique Truong, who will be joining us to discuss her first novel, ‘The Book of Salt.’ The session will include an interview with the author followed by a discussion about the book and a Q & A, where you will have the opportunity to ask Monique your questions about the book.

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September 2020

Lan cao & Harlan Margaret van cao in conversation with MONIQUE TRUONG

September 25 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm EDT
The Elliot Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Online gathering, free with EventBrite registration. Monique Truong in conversation with Lan Cao and her daughter Harlan Margaret Van Cao about their memoir Family in Six Tones: A Refugee Mother, An American Daughter.

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The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, Guest Lecture & Class visit

September 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
The Shepherd School of Music, Rice University
Houston, TX 77251 United States
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Online lecture, "Losing Voice/Finding Voice," and Q&A with Dr. Shih-Hui Chen's MUSI 378 Classical, Contemporary & Cross-Cultural Asian Music

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October 2020

Monique Truong + rick barot

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Asian American Literature Today series

Online gathering, free. Join novelist Monique Truong and poet Rick Barot as they read from their new books, The Sweetest Fruits and The Galleons, and discuss their writing with moderator Professor Jason Oliver Chang. Part of the Asian American Literature Today series, launched in 2014, this event is co-sponsored by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, the Association for Asian American Studies, and Kundiman.

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Miami UNIVERSITY, DISCUSSION & CLASS VISIT

October 16 @ 1:00 pm - 1:20 pm EDT
Miami University, 501 East High St
Oxford, OH 45056 United States
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Online class visit and discussion of The Book of Salt with Associate Professor Anita Mannur's English/Women's and Gender Studies 435/535: Queer Theory

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In conversation online: AN-MY LE, MONIQUE TRUONG, and Hannah Turpin

October 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Join artist An-My Lê and author Monique Truong as they discuss how growing up in Vietnam during the Vietnam War became a foundation for their creative practices. The conversation will be moderated by Carnegie Museum of Art curatorial assistant Hannah Turpin. The program is organized in conjunction with An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain, the first comprehensive survey of the politically charged work of An-My Lê (American, born Vietnam, 1960). Featuring over 100 photographs, this exhibition gives insight into her evocative images…

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November 2020

American university, Discussion & CLASS VISIT

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016 United States
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Online class visit and discussion of The Sweetest Fruits with Sandra Beasley's LIT-215 Writers in Print/Person

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