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4.17.2012

creative narratives: vietnamerica and other stories, april 19



What's up, New York. On Thursday, April 19, the APA Institute at NYU invites you to Creative Narratives: Vietnamerica And Other Stories a free event featuring GB Tran, author of Vietnamerica, a memoir and graphic novel exploring Tran's parents' history as Vietnamese refugees. The author will then curate an artist conversation with comic creators Christine Norrie, Fred Chao, and Jerry Ma. More information:
Creative Narratives: Vietnamerica And Other Stories
Talk And Panel Discussion Curated By Author And Graphic Artist GB Tran, Vietnamerica

Date: Thursday, Apr 19th
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location:
A/P/A Institute at NYU
41-51 East 11th Street
7th Floor Gallery
New York, NY 10003

Free and open to the public.
To RSVP:
Email apa.rsvp@nyu.edu, or Call 212-992-9653

Cartoonist GB Tran will talk about his graphic memoir in which an inspired artist/storyteller reveals the road that brought his family to where they are today: Vietnamerica. Born and raised in South Carolina as a son of immigrants, GB knew that his parents had fled Vietnam during the fall of Saigon. But even as they struggled to adapt to life in America, they preferred to forget the past and to focus on their children's futures. It was only in his late twenties that Tran began to learn their extraordinary story. When his last surviving grandparents die within months of each other, GB visits Vietnam and begins to learn the tragic history of his family, and of the homeland they left behind. In telling his family's story, Tran speaks on many levels from working through trauma and reinvention and also finding his own place and self in a narrative of diaspora.

An artist conversation follows featuring multi-Eisner nominated comic creators Christine Norrie (Hopeless Savages,Cheat, Breaking Up), Fred Chao (Johnny Hiro { Half Asian, All Hero }), and Jerry Ma (Epic Proportions, Secret Identities).

Books will be available for sale. Cash or check only.
For more details, including how to RSVP,go here.