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Adult Book Club via ZOOM

November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fort Bragg Library

Adult Book Club via ZOOM

!!CHANGE IN DAY DUE TO THE HOLIDAY!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 4 pm

Join the Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9748647159

Hope to see you there! 

Synopsis:

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born — a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam — and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity.

About the Author:

On EarthBorn in Saigon, Vietnam, he lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where he serves as an Associate Professor in the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at UMass-Amherst. Winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Whiting Award, the Thom Gunn Award, and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, his honors include fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, The Elizabeth George Foundation, The Academy of American Poets, and the Pushcart Prize.

Details

Date:
November 24
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Fort Bragg Library
Phone:
707-964-2020
Website:
fortbragglibrary.org

Venue

Fort Bragg Library
499 E Laurel St
Fort Bragg, CA United States
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Phone:
707-964-2020