Jane Wong in conversation with Kaveh Akbar

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Jane Wong in conversation with Kaveh Akbar

June 2, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Prairie Lights

Writers’ Workshop alum Jane Wong will read from her new memoir, Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City. “Jane Wong, with her poet’s eye for precise and delightful detail, carves out a quintessential story of family, gambling, loss, heartaches, toothaches, and above all, love. Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City takes a father’s addiction to the prismatic casinos of Atlantic City and places it against a mother’s fierce, unsparing devotion and a daughter’s struggle to make sense of loss.”― Sally Wen Mao
Jane Wong is the author of the poetry collections How to Not Be Afraid of Everything and Overpour. An associate professor of creative writing at Western Washington University, she grew up in New Jersey and currently lives in Seattle, Washington.
Wong will be joined in conversation by poet Kaveh Akbar.  Akbar is the author of the poetry collections: Pilgrim Bell and Calling a Wolf a Wolf, the chapbook Portrait of the Alcoholic, and he was the editor of The Penguin Book of Spiritual Verse: 100 Poets on the Divine.  He teaches at the University of Iowa and currently serves as Poetry Editor of The Nation.


June 2, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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