National Book Award Finalist, Karen Tei Yamashita, reading from her novel, I-Hotel
Tue, September 20, 2011 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM • The Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, The Connally Banquet Hall at 2110 San Jacinto Boulevard, Austin, TX 78712
With humor and tender humanity, Karen Tei Yamashita's I-Hotel centers on an iconic site in Asian American history -- the International Hotel -- epicenter of the Yellow Power Movement. Yamashita's novel about the Asian American civil rights movement presents a kaleidoscope of the ideals and conflicts, experiments and personalities that characterized the emergence of Asian American identity, culture, and community in the turbulent 1960s.
About the author: Heralded as a "big talent" by the Los Angeles Times, Karen Tei Yamashita is an American Book Award and Janet Heidinger Kafka Award winner. A California native who has also lived in Brazil and Japan, she is Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of California-Santa Cruz, where she received the Chancellor's Award for Diversity in 2009.
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Time: 7pm followed by Q&A and reception with food and drinks
Location: The Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, The Connally Banquet Hall at 2110 San Jacinto Boulevard, Austin, TX 78712. Limited free parking at the Alumni Center garage, along San Jacinto, or 23rd St. Paid parking at the San Jacinto Garage 2401 San Jacinto Boulevard.