Friday, May 25, 2018
The Poetic Research Bureau presents...
AMANDA CHOO QUAN
& ANA CECILIA ALVAREZ
Saturday, May 26 2018
Stacey Tran is a writer from Portland, OR. She is the creator of Tender Table, a storytelling series about food, family, identity. Her writing can be found in BOMB Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, and diaCRITICS. She is the author of Soap for the Dogs (Gramma, 2018).
Amanda Choo Quan is a Trinidadian-Jamaican writer, performer and organizer currently based in Los Angeles. She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, Mona, where she earned the Brodber-Pollard prize, and of CalArts' MFA in Creative Writing, where she was a Truman Capote Fellow. She has attended Callaloo and Cropper Foundation workshops, the Juniper Summer Institute, and the Scottish Universities Summer International School. She was most recently awarded a REEF/CalArts residency. Her work can be seen in Callaloo, Entropy, or on various stages across Los Angeles.
Ana Cecilia Alvarez is an essayist and poet born in Mexico City and raised in southern Florida. Her writing has appeared in several publications, including The New Inquiry and Real Life. She edited Adult, a magazine of new erotics, and taught Sx-Ed, a communication-based, pleasure-oriented, and politically engaged course at BHQFU. Alvarez is a recent graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing at CalArts and is at work on a collection of poetry and a nonfiction manuscript about ghosts, plants, colonialism, and mothers.