Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

2017

Wednesday June 21

BEIJING BASTARD AT THE BEIJING BOOKWORM

Beijing Bastard goes home! Val will do a book talk at the Beijing Bookworm, an independent bookstore in Beijing, close to where the events of the book took place
Location: The Bookworm
Address: Building 4, Nan Sanlitun Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
Time: 7:30-9:00 pm

PAST EVENTS

2016

Thursday August 4

GET LIT AFTER WORK

A reading at a pop-up literary biergarten in front of the Cheers bar in the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, organized by the Boston Literary District.
Location: Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Address: 4 South Market Building, Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Time: 6:30 pm

Monday May 2

PORTER SQUARE BOOKS

A joint reading and conversation with novelist Patricia Park, author of Re: Jane.
Location: Porter Square Books
Address: 25 White Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140
Time: 7 pm

2015

Wednesday, November 11

MIXER READING & MUSIC SERIES

A reading with Sofia Quintero, Kyla Marshell and Andrea Kleine with music by Breanna Barbara
Location: Cakeshop
Address: 152 Ludlow St, New York, New York 10002
Time: 7-9 pm

Friday, November 6

DIRE LITERARY SERIES

A joint reading with Vanessa Blakeslee and Marguerite Guzman Bouvard
Location: Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery & More
Address: 541 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
Time: 7 pm

Monday, April 27

ASIAN AMERICAN WRITERS’ WORKSHOP

I was part of a panel discussion on “Leaving and Returning to China,” along with Suzanne Ma, author of Meet Me in Venice, and photographer Alan Chin, moderated by Melville House editor Wah-Ming Chang.
Address: 112 West 27 Street, Suite 600, New York, NY 10001
Time: 7 pm

Sunday, April 12

SMITHSONIAN FREER AND SACKLER GALLERIES

I introduced Yang Lina’s film Old Men, in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries’ exhibition “The Traveller’s Eye: Scenes of Asia.” Book signing to follow.
Address:  Freer and Sackler Galleries, Washington, D.C.
Time: 2 pm

2014

Thursday, November 20

MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA
A talk/reading with screenings of film clips from Sixth Generation Chinese films of the 1990′s, focusing on my connections as a second-generation immigrant to underground  filmmakers halfway around the world.
Admission: Free
Address: 215 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013 (map)
Time: 7 pm

Wednesday, November 19

SPECTACLE THEATER
A talk/reading with screenings of film clips from Sixth Generation Chinese films of the 1990′s, focusing on the ways digital video revolutionized the country’s underground filmmaking.

Address: 124 S. 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY (map)

Time: 8 pm

Monday, November 10

Address: 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217 (map)

Time: 7:30 pm

Saturday, November 8

POLITICS and PROSE

Address: 5015 Connecticut  Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008 (map)
Time: 1 pm

Tuesday, November 4

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE

Location: Snell Library
Address: 360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115 (map)
Time: 12 pm

Thursday, October 30

HARVARD BOOK STORE

Address: 1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138 (map)
Time: 7 pm

Sunday, October 26

CONCORD FESTIVAL OF AUTHORS
New Literary Voices

Location: Concord Free Public Library: Fowler Branch
Address: 1322 Main St, Concord, MA 01742 (map)
Time: 3 pm

 

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