Monday, June 25, 2012

Kerrytown Concert House Announcement

Tue, 8/7/2012, 5:00pmART EXHIBIT

Omi Chowdhury and Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

Gallery Reception and Unofficial Book Launch

Photo: First mockup of "Imaginary Affairs--Postcards from an Imagined Life" by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang thanks to Book Artist Laura Beyer and Guardian Angel Joe Grimm! Unofficial Book Launch August 7, 2012 Kerrytown Concert House, at Jyoti Omi Chowdhury and Frances Kai-Hwa Wang reception and reading for “Boots of Spanish Leather” photography exhibit in Ann Arbor, Michigan... Read back cover below:

“If I had a lost love—imaginary or real—I would want Frances to be mine. Her writing is heartfelt, eloquent, and nostalgic all at once. Frances possesses the ability to reach deep within the soul to speak on her heart's behalf—no matter how tormented, broken, and hopeful it may be. You will get what it is she is sharing.”  —Lac Su, author of I Love Yous Are for White People (HarperCollins, 2009)

“With echoes of Sei Shonagon and Li Bai, Frances Kai-Hwa Wang has created a contemporary pillow book of sensual longing, heartache, erotic impulse, and wry wit. Her book is to be savored like dark chocolate on a moonlit night.” —May-lee Chai, author of Hapa Girl and Dragon Chica

“Imaginary Affairs is a must-read for any woman who has experienced unfulfilled love and heartache. Through a series of vignettes and short poems, Frances Kai Hwa Wang finds beauty and hope in the most unlikely of places in her search for love and desire. Her words of yearning will speak to your heart.” —Dr. Kate Agathon, Curator, CommUNITY and ImaginAsian Identity and Experience in Contemporary Asian Pacific America Art Exhibit

"Imaginary Affairs—postcards from an imagined life" by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang is a collection of prose poems and short short stories which wanders, dreamy and droll, across the landscapes of Ann Arbor, Berkeley, Kathmandu, Hawaii, and Asian America, wrestling with ache and desire, searching for the moment, but the moment is ever fragile.Omi Chowdhury and Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

This is a free event.

Reservations are not required for this event.
  • Omi Chowdhury, photographer
  • Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, writer

Event Details

Opening reception for photographer Jyoti Omi Chowdhury’s new exhibit, “Boots of Spanish Leather,” together with a reading by writer Frances Kai-Hwa Wang to celebrate her latest book “Imaginary Affairs—postcards from an imagined life.”  Hors d’oeuvres will begin at 5pm, accompanied by live music.
Full details at: Kerrytown Concert House

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