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Glori Simmons and Dickson Lam
May 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
About Carry You
In Carry You, a Sunni museum official accidentally hits a Shiite child with her car. A group of young GIs sneak into the women’s quarters wearing night vision goggles. A father makes a daily ritual of searching the streets of war-torn Baghdad for his missing daughter. An injured vet finally mails a letter he found in a dying woman’s pocket. Moving between the Khalil family in Iraq and Clark, an American soldier from Deer Park, Washington, the eleven stories in Carry You reveal the redeeming powers of love and family in a time of war.
About Glori Simmons
Glori Simmons is an award-winning writer whose books include Graft: poems (Truman State University Press, 2002), Suffering Fools: stories (Spokane Prize, Willow Springs Books, 2017), and Carry You: stories (Fiction Prize, Autumn House Press, 2018). She lives in Oakland and directs the Thacher Gallery at the University of San Francisco.
About Paper Sons
Set in a public housing project in San Francisco, Lam’s memoir explores his transformation from a teenage graffiti writer to a high school teacher working with troubled youth while navigating the secret violence in his immigrant’s family’s past.
About Dickson Lam
Dickson Lam’s work has appeared in StoryQuarterly The Kenyon Review Online, Hyphen Magazine, The Normal School, PANK, The Good Men Project, The Rumpus, and Kartika Review. He is a VONA alum and has been a resident fellow at the Millay Colony for the Arts and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. He holds MFA degrees in creative writing from the University of Houston and Rutgers-Newark. Lam is an Assistant Professor of English at Contra Costa College.