poster for this event

Li Miao Lovett read from In the Lap of the Gods, about protesters against the Three Gorges Dam brutalized by Chinese riot police, and a widower haunted by memories of his beloved. Moazzam Sheikh read a Salingeresque story about a German-speaking friend in love who resembled an okra. Beverly Parayno read a story about a fired maid in a Manila marketplace. Sharon Sobotta read about a Catholic girl's search for unconditional love in Calcutta. Sean Kim described the unfinished overpasses of Seoul, the hum of Vegas, and Godzilla dreams. Saqib Mausoof was our most eloquent guest MC.