Posts Tagged: Neelanjana Banerjee

Notable Los Angeles: 6/5–6/11

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Monday 6/5: Keith Kurlander discusses and signs Look Like This at 56. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Lauren Eggert-Crowe celebrates the release of her new chapbook, Bitches of the Drought. 8 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

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Notable Portland: 4/13–4/19

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Thursday 4/13: Paige McKenzie will be at Voodoo Doughnut Too for a book signing of her new work, The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl, and interaction with fellow doughnut lovers. Voodoo Doughnut Too, 5 p.m., free.

Jason R. Richter launches his latest book, L.I.F.E.

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Writing War From Afar

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It was a really big deal for me that a Sri Lankan publisher picked it up. I didn’t grow up there, and I didn’t go through [the war], so there’s always been a question of legitimacy. When I was at the Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation (VONA) workshop in 2011, I had these tremendous concerns: “I’m Sri Lankan, and I’m writing about the war, but I live in America.

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