Becoming Philadelphia: Tina Chang
Sat, November 16, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Join the Free Library of Philadelphia and First Person Arts for a festival series of poetry readings and story circles that lift up stories of migration and put storytelling at the heart of the library. Hear some of the most dynamic poets of our day explore what it means to leave one home to make another in a new place, then share your own story in a circle of neighbors.
A reading by poet Tina Chang will be followed by a facilitated story circle and book signing. Tina Chang was born in 1969 in Oklahoma to Chinese immigrants. She and her family moved to Queens, New York, a year later. She is the author of Of Gods and Strangers (2011) and Half-Lit Houses (2004), which was a finalist for an Asian American Literary Award from the Asian American Writers Workshop. She currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.
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