Andrew Lam is the author of Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora, which won the 2006 PEN Open Book Award, and East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres. Lam is an editor and cofounder of New America Media, an association of over three thousand ethnic media outlets in America. He was a regular commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered for many years, and was the subject of a 2004 PBS documentary called My Journey Home. His essays have appeared in newspapers and magazines such as The New York Times, The LA Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Baltimore Sun, The Atlanta Journal, the Chicago Tribune, Mother Jones, and The Nation, among many others. Birds of Paradise Lost is his first story collection. He lives in San Francisco.
Dr. Kate Gale is Managing Editor of Red Hen Press, Editor of the Los Angeles Review and President of theAmerican Composers Forum, LA. She teaches in the Low Residency MFA program at the University of Nebraska in Poetry, Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction. She serves on the boards of A Room of Her Own Foundation, the School of Arts and Humanities of Claremont Graduate University and Poetry Society of America.
She is author of six books of poetry (her most recent, The Goldilocks Zone, University of New Mexico Press), a novel Lake of Fire, and six librettos including Rio de Sangre, a libretto for an opera with composer Don Davis which had its world premiere October 2010 at the Florentine Opera in Milwaukee.
Kate lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children.
Fall 2014 Living Writers Series:
October 9: Ariel Gore
October 16: Kelly Link, Kim Stanley Robinson, Karen Joy Fowler
October 23: Andrew Lam, Kate Gale
October 30: Tobias Wolff
November 6: Helene Wecker
November 13: ASL Performer Patrick Graybill, Interpreter Aaron Brace
November 20: Kelly Link, Kim Stanley Robinson, Karen Joy Fowler
December 4: Katie Crouch
December 11: Student Reading
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