Tina Chang, Susan Choi, and Monique Truong: the Paumanok Lecture

Offsite (LIU Kumble Theatre):
Monday, March 2, 6:30 PM
Tina Chang, Susan Choi, and Monique Truong present the Paumanok Lecture

The English Department & MFA Creative Writing Program at LIU, in collaboration with Greenlight Bookstore, is honored to host Brooklyn writers Tina Chang, Susan Choi, and Monique Truong for the annual Paumanok Lecture. Tina Chang, the current Poet Laureate of Brooklyn (and the first woman to serve in this role) is the author of three collections of poetry: Hybrida, Of Gods & Strangers, and Half-Lit Houses. Susan Choi is the author of the critically-acclaimed novels The Foreign Student, American WomanA Person of InterestMy Education, and, most recently, National Book Award winner Trust Exercise. Monique Truong is the author of the award-winning novels The Book of Salt, Bitter in the Mouth and The Sweetest Fruits. Following the talk, LIU Professor Louis Parascandola will join the writers on stage for a conversation, followed by Q &A from the audience.  Chang, Choi, and Truong will sign books following the lecture.

LIU Brooklyn’s “Starting from Paumanok” lecture series in American culture and literature, hosted by the English Department annually since 1983, takes its name from a Walt Whitman poem that first appeared in the 1860 edition of Leaves of Grass. Its title invokes the Native American word for Long Island and acknowledges the University’s geographic and cultural connection to one of Brooklyn and Long Island’s foremost literary figures.

Free and open to the public. Please RSVP at info@kumbletheater.org.

The Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts is located on the LIU Brooklyn campus, on Flatbush Avenue Extension between DeKalb Avenue & Willoughby Street.  For more information, visit kumbletheater.org, or call (718) 488-1624.

Event date: 

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Hybrida: Poems Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324002482
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 14th, 2019

Of Gods & Strangers Cover Image
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Published: Four Way Books - October 11th, 2011

Half-Lit Houses Cover Image
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Published: Four Way Books - April 1st, 2004

The Foreign Student: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 21st, 2004

American Woman: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 7th, 2004

A Person of Interest: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Penguin Books - January 27th, 2009

My Education: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Penguin Books - May 27th, 2014

Trust Exercise: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - April 9th, 2019

The Book of Salt: A Novel Cover Image
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Bitter in the Mouth: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 9th, 2011

The Sweetest Fruits: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Viking - September 3rd, 2019

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