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2.22.2008

ed lin and lisa chen book readings in the bay area

Bay Area friends... here's a cool event for you all you bookworms. Hyphen invites you to "the literary event of the year": Ed Lin & Lisa Chen. Author Ed Lin and poet Lisa Chen will be reading from their latest works, This Is a Bust and Mouth, respectively. Here are the details from Hyphen:
HYPHEN invites you to the literary event of the year:

Acclaimed novelist ED LIN ('Waylaid') and poet LISA CHEN - both published by independent Asian American press Kaya Books - read from their latest work.

'This is a Bust' marks award winning novelist Ed Lin's second novel - a genre-bending hardboiled social narrative about an alcoholic, Chinese American Vietnam vet working an increasingly suspicious Chinatown beat.

"Lin's book reclaims Chinatown from the clutches of writers who have been exotifying this enclave for the past 20 years." -- From "Good Cop, Bad Cop: Maverick writer Ed Lin invades Chinatown" - a feature story on Ed Lin in the latest issue of Hyphen.

Plus, Lisa Chen will read from 'Mouth' - her debut collection of poetry called "wild, playful, gorgeous, weird, often hip" by Poet Linh Dinh.

Catch Ed and Lisa on SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24th at 3 p.m.
@ Modern Times Bookstore
888 Valencia Street (Near 20th Street)
San Francisco CA 94110
phone: 415-282-9246
http://www.mtbs.com/

and

MONDAY FEBRUARY 25th at 7:30 p.m.
@ EastWind Books
Eastwind Books of Berkeley
2066 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
phone: 510-548-2350
hhtp://www.ewbb.com
I still haven't had a chance to read This Is a Bust, but it looks great. And Mouth sounds like a special kind of cool. I'm bettting this is going to be a pretty cool event. For more information, go here.