0 Items $0.00

City Arts & Lectures Presents OCEAN VUONG

Ocean Vuong author photo and On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

OCEAN VUONG

In Conversation with Tommy Orange

Monday, February 3, 2020, 7:30 pm

Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater

Series: "On Arts" Benefiting 826 Valencia Scholarship Program

tix Buy Tickets | Buy Series Tickets | 415.392.4400

Showered with critical acclaim, Ocean Vuong’s 2016 poetry collection Night Sky with Exit Wounds cemented his status as a young new voice. His equally beloved debut novel, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, is a stunning portrait of family, love, and the power of storytelling. Written as a letter from a son to a mother, the book asks perennial and pressing questions about race, class, masculinity, addiction, and trauma, all with the characteristic care and love that Vuong lends the page. Born in Vietnam and raised in Connecticut, Vuong is an Assistant Professor in the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at Umass-Amherst. His writing has been featured in The Atlantic, Harpers, The Nation, The New Yorker, and the American Poetry Review.

“[On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous] is one of the best novels I’ve ever read…Ocean Vuong is a master. This book a masterpiece.” — Tommy Orange

Tommy Orange’s stunning debut novel, There There, grapples with the complex and painful history of a multigenerational Native American family living in Oakland, at once celebrating their rich spiritual heritage and illuminating the profound consequences of systematic discrimination. A recent graduate from the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Orange is a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes.

Event date: 
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Sydney Goldstein Theater
275 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA
Books: 
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525562023
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Books must show IN STOCK at your desired location for same day pick-up.
Published: Penguin Press - June 4th, 2019

There There Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525436140
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Books must show IN STOCK at your desired location for same day pick-up.
Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2019

Books Inc. proudly hosts hundreds of authors a year, from house-hold names to local, debut authors and we look forward to continuing to provide the Bay Area with the “Experience You Can’t Download”. The majority of our events are free and open to the public; all that we ask is that you have a Books Inc. receipt to join the signing line.   

Sales equate success, for the publisher, for the author, and especially for an independent bookstore. The more books we sell at our events, the more authors we have sent our way.  Please help us keep the Bay Area the wonderful literary hub that it is by supporting your local Books Inc.