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Kerium: Book Release Performances | Oakland

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Friday, May 4, 2018 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
The Octopus Literary Salon | 2101 Webster St, Oakland, CA

Event Details

Submitted by the Event Organizer

Unusual book release event for JS Lee’s novel, Keurium. Attendees are invited to perform a short piece related to the Korean word Keurium: A longing for anything that has left a deep impression in the heart—such as a memory, person, or place.

Performances 5 minutes each can be poems, excerpts of your work or another’s, musical, dance, or a presented piece of art. There should be time for book signing, mingling and casual conversation.

About the book:
Shay Stone lies in a hospital bed, catatonic–dead to the world. Her family thinks it’s a ploy for attention. Doctors believe it’s the result of an undisclosed trauma. At the mercy of memories and visitations, Shay unearths secrets that may have led to her collapse. Will she remain paralyzed in denial? Or can she accept the unfathomable and break free?

Keurium threads through one adopted Korean American’s life of longing and letting go. On a quest for family, sanity, and survival, it challenges saviorism and forced gratitude. Woven through its heartbreaking fabric is a story of love and resilience.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: Literature
Address: 2101 Webster St, Oakland, CA