Date: January 20, 2018
Join us at the Royal Room for readings by the ridiculously talented Vi Khi Nao and Kimberly Alidio!
Doors at 6:30pm
Performances at 7:00pm
$5 suggested donation
Accessibility info below bios
Vi Khi Nao is the author of Sheep Machine (Black Sun Lit, 2018) and Umbilical Hospital (Press 1913, 2017), and of the short stories collection, A Brief Alphabet of Torture, which won FC2’s Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize in 2016, the novel, Fish in Exile (Coffee House Press, 2016), and the poetry collection, The Old Philosopher, which won the Nightboat Books Prize for Poetry in 2014. Her work includes poetry, fiction, film and cross-genre collaboration. Her stories, poems, and drawings have appeared in NOON, Ploughshares, Black Warrior Review and BOMB, among others. She holds an MFA in fiction from Brown University, where she received the John Hawkes and Feldman Prizes in fiction and the Kim Ann Arstark Memorial Award in poetry.
Kimberly Alidio wrote After projects the resound (Black Radish, 2016) and The Sky Forever (Writ Large/ The Accomplices, forthcoming). She received a doctorate from the University of Michigan, held and left a tenure-track position at the University of Texas’ History Department/ Center for Asian American Studies, and won residencies and fellowships from the National Academy of Education/ Spencer Foundation, the University of Illinois’ Asian American Studies Program, Kundiman, VONA/ Voices, Naropa’s Summer Writing Program, and the Center for Art and Thought. Recent poems appear in Entropy, Northwest Poetry Review, Boston Review, and Hayden’s Ferry. Most recently from East Austin, Texas, she studies poetry at the University of Arizona.
The Royal Room is a wheelchair accessible venue with an accessible entrance on the south side of the building. Bathrooms are gender neutral and have grab bars. Unfortunately there is only street parking.
We are committed to creating accessible literary spaces. If there is anything you require to attend and enjoy this event, please do not hesitate to reach out and let us know.