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Maxine!

Verso Books 20 Jay St, Suite 1010, Brooklyn, NY, United States

Conversation with Maxine Hong Kingston in celebration of the 40th anniversary of THE WOMAN WARRIOR.

Bang on a Can Marathon

Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY, United States

Performance of "A Murmuration for Chibok," a choral work by composer Joan La Barbara with lyrics by Monique Truong.

Song of Myself: An Intimate Public Reading

Waterfront Barge Museum 290 Conover Street, Brooklyn, NY, United States

“Free verse for a free nation!” ScreeningRoom.org, in cahoots with the Waterfront Barge Museum in Red hook, invite you to a public reading of Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” from Leaves of Grass.

[GENERATE] Joan La Barbara: “The Wanderlusting of Joseph C.”

Roulette 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY, United States

Performance of a new song cycle by composer Joan La Barbara with lyrics by Monique Truong, featuring Joan La Barbara, Mario Diaz-Moresco, Lauren Flanigan, Julia Meadows, and Ne(x)tworks.

Poetica 4: Beyond Idenitities
Festival of World Literature

Poetica 4 Köln, Germany

Festival curator: Yoko Tawada. With authors: Jeffrey Angles (USA), Bei Dao (China), Anneke Brassinga (Netherlands), Teju Cole (USA / Nigeria), Hiromi Ito (Japan), Kim Hyesoon (South Korea), Barbara Köhler (Germany), Morten Søndergaard (Denmark), Monique Truong (USA / Vietnam), Jan Wagner (Germany)

Joan La Barbara: The Wanderlusting of Joseph C.

The Met Fifth Avenue, Gallery 194 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, United States

Joan La Barbara, Lauren Flanigan, Mario Diaz-Moresco, along with musicians Miguel Frasconi and Bryan Hayslett, perform selections from La Barbara's epic song cycle "The Wanderlusting of Joseph C." with lyrics by Monique Truong, along with La Barbara's "Windows" and "Habité par ses rêves et les phantasms." Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Birds of a Feather: Joseph […]

Creative Minds: Vietnamese Writers of the Diaspora

San Jose Museum of Art 110 South Market Street, San José, CA, United States

Viet Thanh Nguyen, Thi Bui, Nam Le, Anna Moi, Hoa Nguyen, Nguyen Phan Que Mai, Aimee Phan, Bao Phi, Dao Strom, and Monique Truong will read excerpts from new work and hold a roundtable discussion sharing their perspectives on the complexities surrounding refugees and immigrants of color.

Visiting Writer: 92Y Young Writers Workshop

92nd Street Y Buttenwieser Hall, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, United States

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.

Kundiman’s 15th Anniversary Gala

Ace Hotel 20 West 29th Street, New York, NY, United States

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.

Experiments in Opera Presents: Modularias

The Flea Theater 20 Thomas Street, New York, NY, United States

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.

Experiments in Opera Presents: Modularias

The Flea Theater 20 Thomas Street, New York, NY, United States

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

Interpretations 30

Roulette 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY, United States

Joan La Babara: scenes from Waters Beyond One's Depth, an opera-in-progress with lyrics by Monique Truong; Tom Chiu‘s Ensemble Metrix.

Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network: A Discussion Among Writers

Asian American Writers' Workshop 110-112 W 27th St, Suite 600, New York, NY, United States

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.

ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE FESTIVAL (August 2-4)

Eaton D.C., Beverly Snow Ballroom (2nd Fl) 1201 K St NW, Washington D.C., United States

Fiction Reading: Monique Truong + Madeleine Thien moderated by Terry Hong

ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE FESTIVAL (August 2-4)

Library of Congress 101 Independence Ave SE, First Floor, Room 119, Washington D.C.

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.

IN PRAISE OF TONI MORRISON’S ENDURING LEGACY

Center For Fiction 15 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, United States

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 […]

BOOK LAUNCH: THE SWEETEST FRUITS

Center for Fiction 15 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, United States

Monique Truong presents The Sweetest Fruits with Mayukh Sen.

THE SWEETEST FRUITS: SAKE PAIRING DINNER

Izakaya 318 Gray St, Houston, TX, United States

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.

JAIPUR LITERATURE FESTIVAL – HOUSTON, TX

Asia Society Texas Center 1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX, United States

Susan Abulhawa, Monique Truong, and Edward Carey in conversation with Chandrahas Chouldhury about how their words navigate across cultures and continents.

DUKE UNIVERSITY

Duke East Building 108 (Duke East Campus), Durham, NC, United States

Monique Truong will be holding a seminar. All students welcome!

DUKE UNIVERSITY

Smith Warehouse Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105, Durham, NC, United States

Public Reading and Author Q&A

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

Main Campus Student Center Black Box Theater, 501 E. 10th St., Greenville, NC, United States

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.

LITCRAWL BROOKLYN

Malai Ice Cream 268 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY, United States

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 […]

THE SWEETEST FRUITS: MONIQUE TRUONG IN CONVERSATION WITH SOLEIL HO

Oakland Asian Cultural Center 388 9th Street, Suite 290, Oakland, CA, United States

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.

THE SWEETEST FRUITS: READING AND SIGNING

Institute Library 847 Chapel Street, New Haven, United States

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.

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

Joe's Pub 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY, United States

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.

THE SWEETEST FRUITS: READING AND SIGNING

Columbia University 420 Hamilton Hall, New York, NY, United States

Monique Truong will read from her latest novel The Sweetest Fruits. Free & open to the public. Books will be available for purchase.