*Sold Out* Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck with Maxine Hong Kingston

What: Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck “At War”

When: Tuesday, February 21, 7PM (house opens at 6:30PM)

Where: 934 Brannan St. (Between 8th & 9th)

How Much: *Sold Out*

What Else: This month’s theme is is “At War”


**Please note: Tonight’s Feast of Words is Sold Out**

Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck is a monthly dinner party where writers and foodies come together to eat, write, and share.  Award winning Chinese author Maxine Hong Kingston will read a section on war and peace from her free verse memoir “I Love A Broad Margin to My Life.”

Yasmin Golan, an interdisciplinary culinary artist whose previous projects explore the American occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq through food, returns to Feast of Words as our esteemed culinary guest. After the reading, Maxine will lead a writing exercise, and participants can share their on-the-spot writing for a chance to win great prizes!

Kingston (pictured above; photo by Michael Lionstar) is the author of “The Woman Warrior,” “China Men,” “Tripmaster Monkey,” and “The Fifth Book of Peace,” among other works. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal, and the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation. For many years a Senior Lecturer for Creative Writing at UC Berkeley, she lives in California.

Golan (pictured below; photo by Eli Africa) is an interdisciplinary culinary artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Since 2007, she has been making work that combines food and storytelling, historical research, illustration, and poetry. She teaches cooking classes and organizes community dinners and events in the Bay area at http://www.calicopie.us.

The SOMArts (South of Market Arts, Resources, Technology, and Services) Studio Series is an informal assemblage of arts classes and events designed to encourage the production of contemporary work by artists of all ages and skill levels in San Francisco.