Due to air-quality issues (smoke from the Sonoma/Napa fires), the SF State campus was unexpectedly closed and this reading with SFSU Creative Writing faculty members May-lee Chai and Junse Kim had to be cancelled. The event will be rescheduled at a later date.
May-lee Chai is the author of eight books, including the memoir Hapa Girl, a Kiriyama Prize Notable Book; the novel Tiger Girl, which won an Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature; and her original translation from Chinese to English of the 1934 Autobiography of Ba Jin. Her short prose has been published widely, including in The Rumpus, Missouri Review, Seventeen, Glimmer Train, Dallas Morning News, and San Francisco Chronicle. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at San Francisco State University.
Junse Kim is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a Faulkner Short Story Award, and the Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing at Bucknell University. His fiction and creative nonfiction has been published in Ontario Review, ZYZZYVA, Cimarron Review, Fourteen Hills, as well as two anthologies: Pushcart Prize XXVII and Echoes Upon Echoes: New Korean American Writing. He is a Lecturer at San Francisco State University.