Please join us on Wednesday, February 19 at 7 pm in Love Library 430 (Leon Williams Room) for the Laurie Okuma Memorial Reading by Mimi Lok.
Each semester, thanks to an endowment created by her family and friends, the Laurie Okuma Memorial Reading honors the memory of SDSU alumna, Laurie Matsueda Okuma. Award-winning author and Executive Director and Editor of Voice of Witness, Mimi Lok, will read from her debut short fiction collection, Last of Her Name, as part of the Laurie Okuma Memorial Series. Lok is the recipient of a Smithsonian Ingenuity Award and an Ylvisaker Award for Fiction, a finalist for the 2018 Katherine Anne Porter Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the Susan Atefat Arts and Letters Prize for nonfiction.
Talk me through it. Words unlock, wooed from their moorings; leave the finite, the solid. Dreams: black streets without temperature and my fingertips pressed against the sky, tracing circles, looking for evidence of travelers.
--“Wedding Night” (From, Last of Her Name)
This reading is free and open to the public.
Parking at SDSU: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFeYz7WgowM&feature=youtu.beMimi Lok