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A Reading with Yi Shun Lai

Date(s): Friday, April 26, 2019, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: 
Changing Hands Tempe, 6428 South McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
Type(s): 
Reading
Genre and Form(s): Fiction, Novels
Cost: Free

About this Event

Join author Yi Shun Lai for a community reading from her novel, "Not a Self-Help Book: The Misadventures of Marty Wu," on Friday, April 26, 2019 at Tempe Changing Hands (6428 S McClintock Dr, Tempe, AZ 85283) at 6:30 p.m.

While encouraged, RSVPs are purely for the purposes of monitoring attendance, gauging interest, and communicating information about parking, directions, and other aspects of the event. You do not have to register or RSVP to attend this event. This event is open to the public and free.

Yi Shun will be teaching a class, "From Query Letter to Publication: Navigating the Publishing Eco-system" on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Piper Writers House (450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85287). For more information about Yi Shun's class, visit our website at http://piper.asu.edu/classes.

This event is presented as part of the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series from the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University. To find more author talks and readings, visit our website at http://piper.asu.edu/events/visiting-writers

About the Book

Marty hopes to someday open a boutique costume shop, but it's hard to keep focused on her dream. First comes a spectacular career meltdown that sends her ricocheting between the stress of New York and the warmth of supportive relatives in Taiwan. Then she faces one domestic drama after another, with a formidable mother who's impossible to please, an annoyingly successful and well- adjusted brother, and surprising family secrets that pop up just when she doesn't want to deal with them.

Mining the comedic potential of the 1.5-generation American experience, NOT A SELF-HELP BOOK is an insightful and witty portrait of a young woman scrambling to balance familial expectations and her own creative dreams. Copies will be for sale at Changing Hands Bookstore or online at www.spdbooks.org.

About the Author

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Fellow 2019 Yi Shun Lai

Yi Shun Lai is co-owner and fiction editor of the Tahoma Literary Review, a thrice-annual literary magazine. Her column on writing and publishing, "From the Front Lines," appears monthly in The Writer magazine. Her debut novel Not a Self-Help Book: The Misadventures of Marty Wu, was a semi-finalist for 2017's Thurber Prize in American Humor. She teaches in the MFA programs at Southern New Hampshire University and Bay Path University

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