At the beginning of October, 2019, Nancy Au and Olga Zilberbourg celebrated the publication of their books Spider Love Song and Other Stories and Like Water and Other Stories. The E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore of Oakland, CA, generously hosted their conversation. Nancy grew up in San Francisco and writes about three generations of Chinese-American families. Olga grew up in the Soviet Union and Russia and immigrated to the United States, where she landed in San Francisco. Each of their story collections center on immigrant relationships and complex family dynamics. Following up on their in-person conversation, the authors unpacked their lived experiences and approaches to craft in the email exchange documented here.
Please join Olga Zilberbourg and Nancy Au, authors of LIKE WATER AND OTHER STORIES and SPIDER LOVE SONG AND OTHER STORIES, who will be in conversation about their new books recently launched by WTAW Press and Acre Books. Q&A and signing to follow.
E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore, Oakland, CA
7:00 PM, Saturday, October 5, 2019
Bay Area friends — let’s talk about mothers at 7 pm on May 18th, at The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster Street, Oakland. If I know the work of these writers well, this won’t be a place for a Mother’s day-style celebration. But an opportunity to expand our emotional vocabulary is guaranteed.