Editors Christopher K. Ho and Daisy Nam will lead a conversation with Mel Chin, Aruna D’Souza, Hyperlink Press, and Patrick Jaojoco, all contributors to Paper Monument’s new anthology, Best! Letters from Asian Americans in the Arts. Chronicling everyday lives, dreams, rage, family histories, and cultural politics, the seventy three letters collected in Best! ignite new ways of being and modes of creating at a moment of racial reckoning. The panelists will read from their letters, discuss Best!‘s origins, and touch on topics such as how the project shifted throughout 2020, the intimacy and complexity of the epistolary form, and the urgency of moving beyond and exploding open the model-minority myth.
6:30–7:30 PM EST
Thursday, February 25
Livestream available at https://pmvabf.org/