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Member Literary Salon with Global Writer Xu Xi

  • Sunday, June 23, 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • The Gottlieb/Graham Residence 78 Selfton Drive, Cranston
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  • This is for non-members who will be attending with a WACRI member by invitation and subject to space availability
  • This is a member only event and we will close registration at 25 attendees. Members may register a non-member guest beginning 5 days before the event if there is space available.

Event: literary salon with a global writer

Speaker: Xu Xi

Date: Sunday/June 23, 2019

Time: 5:30 - 8 pm 

Place: 78 Sefton Drive, Cranston (home of WACRI Board Member, Alma Gottlieb, and her husband, writer Philip Graham)

Event schedule (more or less): buffet dinner (food provided by Apsara) from ~5:30-6:30 pm; reading by Xu Xi from her new book, This Fish is Fowl: Essays of Being, from ~6:30-7:30 pm; Q/A + conversation from ~ 7:30- 8 pm -- all times, approximate!

Suggested donation: $15-$20 (cash or check) beverage donations also welcome

What's included in the suggested donation

  • reading by a charismatic, world-class writer from her brand-new book (This Fish is Fowl, published March 2019, which is getting rave reviews
  • buffet dinner of Cambodian/Vietnamese/Chinese/Thai food [including vegetarian/vegan options] catered by PVD's Apsara Restaurant
  • gratis copy of Xu Xi's new book, This Fish is Fowl, to be given to everyone present (co-habiting duos to share a copy)

About the speaker: Xu Xi is faculty co-founder/co-director of the international MFA program in creative writing and literary translation at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and co-founder of Authors at Large, a program of "Literary journeys exploring the intersections of literature, travel and writing in unexpected places."  

She is the author of 14 books, including the novels, That Man in Our Lives and The Unwalled City, and the memoir, Dear Hong Kong: An Elegy for a City.  Xu's professional website is here.  Follow her on Twitter: @xuxiwriter.  On Facebook here.

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Mailing Address: 36 Webster Avenue, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882

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