Larry Smith, creator of the Six-Word Memoir project, heads back to Booksmith with his newest anthology, celebrating the stories and voices of immigrants. Six Words Fresh Off the Boat captures hundreds of memoirs on the experience of immigration from across America, spanning cultures and generations.
With contributors including Aziz Ansari (“Every immigrant’s journey is truly incredible.”), Junot Diaz (“We immigrants are America’s true superpower.”) and George Takei (“Even after internment, still love America.”), as well as the cast and creative team of the ABC series Fresh Off the Boat and dozens of refugees, students, soldiers, athletes, and others, the collection paints a powerful portrait of who we are as a country, and where we came from.
Larry Smith hosts an evening that will include video, readings and backstories by local contributors, and a Six-Word Slam for audience participation. Join us!
More info: http://www.booksmith.com/event/larry-smith-six-words-fresh-boat-stories-immigration-identity-and-coming-america