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Author: Book Launch: Anhvu Buchanan’s The Peeling of a Name (SF)

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Saturday, July 8, 2023 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*

Black Bird Bookstore and Cafe | 4541 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

Event Details

We partner with the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network for an extraordinary evening of literary talent as we celebrate the book launch of Anhvu Buchanan’s new book The Peeling of a Name, featuring readers Anhvu Buchanan, Truong Tran, Carolyn Ho and Irman Arcibal.

Anhvu Buchanan is the author of The Disordered (sunnyoutside press) and Backhanded Compliments & Other Ways to Say I Love You (Works on Paper Press). He was the recipient of the James D. Phelan Award and also received an Individual Artists Grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission. He received an MFA in creative writing from San Francisco State. He currently teaches in San Francisco. We are celebrating the release of his new book, The Peeling of a Name published by ELJ Editions.

The Peeling of a Name is an exploration of the idea and the power of names, what it means to grow up Asian American, what it means to be Asian American during a time in our country with so much violence and hate towards Asians and Asian Americans. It is filled with odes to Buchanan’s family, his people, his culture, his heroes and his inspirations. The Peeling of a Name is a love poem, an apology, and an explanation, hoping you gain a better understanding of what it means to be an Asian American in the past, present and future.

Presented by San Francisco Public Library


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Cost: FREE*
Categories: In Person, Literature
Venue: Black Bird Bookstore and Cafe
Address: 4541 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122