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Luminarias: Vanessa Hua and Shanthi Sekaran with Oscar Villalon of ZYZZYVA

In their continued work to bring world-class authors to Healdsburg, The Healdsburg Literary Guild presents Vanessa Hua and Shanthi Sekaran for the May Luminarias event. The two authors, both with recent works addressing immigration and the American experience, will be in conversation with Oscar Villalon, Managing Editor of the San Francisco literary journal ZYZZYVA.

Vanessa Hua is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and author of DECEIT AND OTHER POSSIBILITIES, which received the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, the San Francisco Foundation’s James D. Phelan Award, a Steinbeck Fellowship in Creative Writing, as well as honors from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Asian American Journalists’ Association. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, FRONTLINE/World, Washington Post, ZYZZYVA, and elsewhere. She has filed stories from China, South Korea, Panama, Burma and Ecuador. Her novel, A RIVER OF STARS, is forthcoming (Ballantine, Spring 2018).

Shanthi Sekaran lives in Berkeley and is the author of two novels. Her latest novel, Lucky Boy, was named an IndieNext Great Read and an Amazon Editors’ Pick. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in The New York Times, Canteen Magazine, Huffington Post, Marie Claire and Best New American Voices. She’s a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, and teaches writing and literature at California College of the Arts. You can find out more about her writing and events at www.shanthisekaran.com.

The Healdsburg Literary Guild has pursued its mission to enrich the cultural environment of the greater Healdsburg community through the literary art for decades. The Guild served the greater Healdsburg area by sponsoring the Literary Laureate honor. It also has conducted a literary venue since 2000 when the Guild started hosting the monthly Third Sunday Salon. In producing Luminarias, the Guild seeks to bring the best literary talent in the world one of the world’s truly great communities.

For questions about ticketing, or inquiries about student pricing, please contact Bo Simons of the Healdsburg Literary Guild at bosimons1234@gmail.com.



May 11, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Healdsburg SHED
25 North Street, Healdsburg, CA, United States

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