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Sat, Apr 27


mam's books

snack panel with jane wong, carlina duan, muriel leung, and yanyi

snack panel with jane wong, carlina duan, muriel leung, and yanyi
snack panel with jane wong, carlina duan, muriel leung, and yanyi

Time & Location

Apr 27, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

mam's books, 608 Maynard Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104, USA


About the event

it already feels so good and special when an author holds an event with us… but 4?!? to have 4 amazing, talented authors in our space, reading from their recent work and wanting to share stories around their favorite asian snacks… we are so honored.. it’s gonna be a good time ya’ll!! we’ll have Jane Wong, Yanyi, Carlina Duan and Muriel Leung here so don’t miss out! ++ it’s a celebration!! it's the OFFICIAL PAPERBACK LAUNCH of Jane Wong’s memoir “Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City”,  so many good things and yummy moments in store for us. we'll have the authors books, which they will be happily signing at the event.

Reserve a copy by emailing OR order online and get it shipped to you using our bookshop:

About Yanyi

Yanyi is the author of Dream of the Divided Field (One World 2022) and The Year of Blue Water (Yale 2019), winner of the 2018 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize. His work has been featured in or at NPR’s All Things Considered, New York Public Library, New England Review, Granta, and West Branch. The recipient of fellowships from Asian American Writers’ Workshop and Poets House, he holds an MFA in Poetry from New York University. From 2016-2021, he was the poetry editor at Foundry. Most recently, he is the recipient of a 2023 Vermont Arts Council Grant and a 2022 Tanne Foundation Award.

Jane Wong

Jane Wong is the author of the memoir Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City (Tin House, 2023), which is out in paperback in April 2024. Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City won the 2024 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award and was longlisted for the 2023 New American Writing Award. She also wrote two poetry collections: How to Not Be Afraid of Everything (Alice James, 2021), which was longlisted for the 2022 PEN/Voelcker Award, and Overpour (Action Books, 2016). A Kundiman fellow, she is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships and residencies from the U.S. Fulbright Program, Harvard's Woodberry Poetry Room, Artist Trust, Hedgebrook, Ucross, Loghaven, and others. She grew up in a Chinese American take-out restaurant on the Jersey shore and is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Western Washington University.

About Carlina Duan

Carlina Duan is a writer, educator, & scholar. She is the author of the poetry collections I Wore My Blackest Hair (Little A, 2017), and Alien Miss (Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 2021), and serves as the Poetry Editor for Michigan Quarterly Review. Carlina received her M.F.A. in Poetry from Vanderbilt University, and is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the University of Michigan’s Joint Program in English and Education. Her recent poems appear in POETRY, Narrative Magazine, The Kenyon Review, Poetry Daily, and elsewhere. Carlina lives and writes on Anishinaabe land, home to great lakes and a beloved community of makers. Among many things, she loves river walks, snail mail, and being a sister.

About Muriel Leung:

Muriel Leung is the author of the forthcoming novel-in-stories How to Fall in Love in a Time of Unnamable Disaster (W.W. Norton & Company) and several collections that include Imagine Us, The Swarm (Nightboat Books), Bone Confetti (Noemi Press), and Images Seen to Images Felt (Antenna) in collaboration with artist Kristine Thompson. She is on the Board of Directors for Apogee Journal. Currently, she serves as faculty at the California Institute of the Arts.

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