Bittersweet: The Immigrant Stories

  • Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Boulevard Venice, CA, 90291 United States

Angelenos tell bold, untold stories of their journey to America. Among them is So Hyun Chang's poignant narrative poem "Sugarcane Arirang" recounting the first Korean Americans' long days toiling in the sugar fields of their new country.

Special guest Korean poets Soo Bok Kim and Duk Kyu Park will also read.

The evening of multi-language readers include: Alexis Rhone Francher, Christine Gonzalez, liz gonzalez, Jun Kim, Kuya Paul, Hiram Sims and more.

Admission: $5 suggested donation

The reading will be hosted by writers Tanya Ko Hong and Julayne Lee, followed by a reception and opportunity to meet the poets.

430 - 5pm: Arrive
5 - 630pm: Reading
630 - 7pm: Reception

This event is supported in part by Poets & Writers through grants it has received from The James Irvine Foundation and the Hearst Foundations.  It is also made possible with Beyond Baroque’s generous support.