VIRTUAL: Reading at a Distance / Vincent Chu and Mary O’Brien

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 7:00pm

Headlands by Andria LoBooksmith and The Bindery are proud to have partnered with the Headlands Center for the Arts to bring you a series of distanced literary readings with Headlands Artists, curated by Emily Wolahan (AFF '16–'19). Join Vincent Chu (AFF '20) and Mary O'Brien (AFF '20) for the third event of the series on Thursday, May 21 at 7PM PST. 

You can join the event here. We will also be streaming on Facebook Live.

We're very pleased to be able to bring you some of our events virtually while our doors are otherwise closed in the interest of public health. You can still support us in the usual ways: you can make donations; you can buy the author's books and we’ll deliver them directly to your door; and we keep our gift certificates on file and they never expire. Thank you very much for your support – we’re proud to be a legacy business and a mainstay of the Haight-Ashbury since 1976!

photo of Vincent Chu courtesy of the authorVincent Chu is a Bay Area writer and author of the debut story collection Like a Champion (7.13 Books). His fiction has appeared in STILL Magazine, Fjords Review, Pithead Chapel, PANK Magazine, East Bay Review, The Collapsar, Stockholm Review and elsewhere. He is a Headlands Center for the Arts Affiliate Artist, 2019 Hambidge Center Fellow and member of The Writers Grotto. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from UCLA. Vincent lives in San Francisco and can be found online at @herrchu. He is working on his first novel.

Mary O'Brien courtesy of the authorMary O’Brien works as an environmental artist and writes essays that reflect the histories of the lands on which she works. These are stories about public domain lands that take place over several years, and where the events documented, and the places they occur, become indistinguishable from each other. Rooted in the research she develops as an environmental artist, her essays track both historic and current day events, and bridge science, art, and culture. Mapping through geologic time and human history, and with focus on the connectedness of land, water, and human pathways, Mary’s writing is intended to become a catalyst for positive ecological thinking. O’Brien’s essays have been published in The Solutions Journal, Stanford University’s Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere Journal and WEAD Online. Her installation work archived at the Nevada Museum of Art’s Center for Art + Environment. and is featured in the upcoming 2021 Environmental Art Calendar.

Headlands Center for the Arts is a multidisciplinary, international arts center occupying a cluster of artist-rehabilitated military buildings at historic Fort Barry in the Marin Headlands, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Headlands provides an unparalleled environment in support of the creative process and the development of new work and ideas. Through a range of programs for artists and the public, we offer opportunities for reflection, dialogue, and exchange that build understanding and appreciation for the role of art in society.

Booksmith is an an off-center general interest independent bookstore and legacy business, a flagship of San Francisco's Haight Street since 1976. Booksmith is the force behind The Bindery, a multi-purpose events parlor established in 2017 that features The Arcana Project: a deep, highly inclusive array of books—fiction and nonfiction, from all over the world—presented in chronological order by the date they were written. Booksmith also organizes Berkeley Arts & Letters, an East Bay speaker series since 2009 that features exceptional authors with new books. Between the three programs, Booksmith produces over 250 events per year.

This is a free, all-ages event. 

RSVP appreciated but not required.

Like A Champion By Vincent Chu Cover Image
ISBN: 9780998409269
Availability: Out of Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: 7.13 Books - February 28th, 2018