Please join us Wednesday, March 7th, 7-9 p.m. in Orange County’s Little Saigon for a discussion with best-selling authors Thi Bui and Andrew Lam, today’s chroniclers of Vietnamese California. Bill Gates called Thi Bui’s memoir, The Best We Could Do, one of 2017’s top-ten books; and frequent contributor to NPR’s All Things Considered, Andrew Lam’s book on the Vietnamese diaspora, Perfume Dreams, won the PEN/Beyond Margins Award, and Birds of Paradise Lost was a finalist for the California Book Award. Ahead of an upcoming Boom series on “Vietnamese California,” these leading writers will be joined in a conversation by Boom editor Jason Sexton and by scholars of the Vietnamese experience:
- Allison Varzally, Professor of History (CSUF) and author of Children of Reunion: Vietnamese Adoptions and the Politics of Family Migration (UNC Press)
- Sarah Grant, Assistant Professor of Anthropology (CSUF)
- Phuoc Duong, Lecturer of Asian-American Studies (CSUF)
The event will be held at in the heart of Orange County’s LITTLE SAIGON, at Viet Bao News, 14841 Moran St., Westminster, 92683. Come along early to enjoy some of the world’s best Vietnamese food at any number of nearby restaurants. Books will also be available for sale and signing.
Please RSVP since space is limited. Hope to see you there!