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Odd Mondays Reading “Tsun Yuan Chen, Wayne Goodman & Olga Zilberbourg”

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Monday, July 12, 2021 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE

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Author Tsun Yuan Chen reads from his memoir-novel ALONG ALIEN ROADS of a life lived from 1937 war-torn China with an aristocratic mother and high-ranking Nationalist father to escape to Taiwan, college in the U.S., and coming out as a Gay man. Short-story writer Olga Zilberbourg reads from her collection LIKE WATER, and authort Wayne Goodman reads from his new children’s book, TIM-TAM & THE SPACE PIRATES: Race to the Phantom Moon. Join us Monday, July 12 at 7pm Pacific time via Zoom. (Yes, 7/12 is not an odd Monday, but 7/5 is, and it’s a holiday.)

Get the Zoom link for the reading by emailing oddmondaysnoevalley@gmail.com. Buy copies of the books from Folio Books, our independent bookstore partner, at 3957 24th St. in Noe Valley or online at www.foliosf.com/odd-mondays.

Here’s something about the authors:
Tsun Yuan Chen was born in war torn China of 1937. Lived in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Manchuria, Taiwan, and Tokyo, before arriving in the U.S. for college. Graduated from M.I.T. in chemical engineering but switched to medicine. Trained as an ENT and Facial Plastic surgeon at Johns Hopkins and practiced in the Bay Area from 1970 until retirement in 2007. The English edition of ALONG ALIEN ROADS, his autobiographical novel of multicultural and personal journeys from Asia to the West and of leading a non-binary life, was published in 2017. The Chinese edition will be published this August and will be featured at the International Book Festival in Frankfurt.

Wayne Goodman has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area most of his life (with too many cats). Goodman hosts Queer Words Podcast, conversations with queer-identified authors about their works and lives. When not writing or recording, he enjoys playing Gilded Age parlor music on the piano, with an emphasis on women, Gay, and Black composers.

Olga Zilberbourg‘s English-language debut LIKE WATER AND OTHER STORIES (WTAW Press) explores “bicultural identity hilariously, poignantly,” according to The Moscow Times. Zilberbourg’s writing has appeared in The Believer, Electric Literature, Lit Hub, Alaska Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. In addition, Zilberbourg has published three Russian-language collections of stories, the latest of which came out in 2016 from Moscow-based Vremya Press. She serves as a co-facilitator of the San Francisco Writers Workshop and a co-founder of Punctured Lines, a feminist blog about Russian and post-Soviet literature.

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Cost: FREE
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