OCEAN VUONG with City Arts & Lectures

Author image of Ocean Vuong and cover photo of his book Time is a Mother


Friday, June 9, 2023
7:30pm Pacific Time

Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater


This event appears in the series
Cultural Studies


Ocean Vuong‘s exquisitely crafted poetry and prose ask perennial and pressing questions about race, masculinity, addiction, trauma, and courage. His beloved novel, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, for which he recently finished writing the screenplay, tells the story of a queer Vietnamese refugee coming of age against the backdrop of violence, poverty, and addiction. Vuong is the author of the poetry collections Night Sky with Exit Wounds and his newest, Time is a Mother, “full of concentrated, kaleidoscopic riffs on the feelings and sounds, the delirious highs and darkest lows, that make up contemporary life” (The New Yorker).

Orchestra tickets ($49) include a paperback copy of Time is a Mother.

City Arts & Lectures’ Covid protocol follows San Francisco Department of Public Health guidelines and/or requirements of the featured guests. At this time, masks are encouraged but not required. Policy subject to change.

Event date: 
Friday, June 9, 2023 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Sydney Goldstein Theater
San Francisco, CA
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Time Is a Mother By Ocean Vuong Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593300251
Availability: Coming Soon - AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Published: Penguin Books - June 6th, 2023