Island Daughter Reading in San Francisco
Independent Press Spotlight
Sponsored by Intersection for the Arts
Tuesday, 20 November 2007
$5 - $15
Intersection for the Arts
446 Valencia (btwn 15/16 St.)
Mission District, San Francisco
Reading an excerpt from her novel-in-progress, Chamoru writer, journalist and children's book author Victoria-Lola Leon Guerrero joins fellow poets Truong Tran and Dustin Heron to feature this evening's publisher, Achiote Press.
Victoria will be reading from Embodiment of Thoughts and Dreams, a love story that takes place on Guam during the 1950s, and flashes back to the Japanese occupation of the island during World War II. The story explores love in the backdrop of tragedy, and the effects of war and colonization on a young Chamoru woman and her family.
Victoria is completing her Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing at Mills College in Oakland, CA. She also works as a media coordinator at the California Reinvestment Coalition in San Francisco, teaches a basic composition workshop to freshwomen at Mills College, and is actively involved in Guam's decolonization movement.
The excerpt from tonight's reading will be printed in the Fall edition of Achiote Seeds, a journal published by Achiote Press. http://www.achiotepress.com