Reading and Conversation
Get the Word Out Debut Fiction Reading
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. ET Online
Join Poets & Writers and APS author Ada Zhang—as well as debut fiction writers Federico Erebia, Kristen Gentry, Anita Gail Jones, Chin-Sun Lee, Magogodi Makhene, Mark Ernest Pothier, Shannon Sanders, Lauren Yero, and Brenda C. Wilson—for a celebratory reading by the inaugural cohort of Get the Word Out, a new publicity incubator for debut authors. The writers will be in conversation with publicist Lauren Cerand.
This event will be held online on Zoom. Register at the link below.
The Sorrows of Others
In New York City, an art student finds an unexpected subject when she moves in with a grandmother from Xi’an, and boundaries are put into question. When a newlywed couple moves to Arizona, adapting to unfamiliar customs keeps their marriage from falling apart. A woman grapples with what it means to care for another, and the limits of that care, when her dying husband returns from Beijing years after abandoning her. And during a rainy summer in Texas, a visitor exposes the unspoken but unburiable history that binds two families together. Ada Zhang writes with startling honesty and love about lives young and old, in a stunning debut that explores what happens when we leave home and what happens when we stay, and the selves we meet and shed in the process of becoming.