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Sunday, April 23 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Finding Home on the Page

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Join Farnaz Fatemi, Sindya Bhanoo and Vanessa A. Bee for a reading and conversation surrounding the concept of home and belonging. How do writers wrestle with the complex, often messy liminal spaces each of us inhabit daily? How can we use poetry and prose to define home and belonging? Farnaz’s poetry collection Sister Tongue خواهر زبان explores the space between family, language, and self as she meditates on how connections between people and places are shaped. Sindya’s short story collection Seeking Fortune Elsewhere centers on the journeys of South Indian immigrants and the families they leave behind, focusing on themes including diaspora and displacement. In her book of essays, Home Bound: Reflections of an Uprooted Daughter, Vanessa Bee reflects on her childhood traveling across both literal and figurative borders while searching for her identity and attempting to define what it means to belong.

To attend this event, you must purchase a Book Fair & Events Pass which covers entry into our two-day Book Fair and all 17 events taking place at the Montvale Event Center. Tickets will go on sale Monday, March 20th at 8am. 

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Farnaz Fatemi

Farnaz Fatemi is an Iranian American writer and editor in Santa Cruz, CA. She is a founding member of The Hive Poetry Collective, which presents a weekly radio show and podcast in Santa Cruz County and hosts readings and poetry-related events, and was recently named Santa Cruz County... Read More →
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Sindya Bhanoo

Sindya Bhanoo is the author of the story collection Seeking Fortune Elsewhere, which was the winner of the New American Voices Award and longlisted for the American Library Association’s Carnegie Medal. She is the recipient of an O. Henry Award, the Disquiet Literary Prize and an... Read More →
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Vanessa A. Bee

Vanessa A. Bee is a consumer protection lawyer, essayist, and the author of Home Bound: Reflections of an Uprooted Daughter. Her nonfiction writing has appeared in N+1, The Cut, The New Republic, The Nation, and Guernica, among others. Her fiction has appeared in Catapult Magazine... Read More →

Sunday April 23, 2023 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Montvale Event Center: Ella's Theater 1019 W 1st Ave