Hard to Read presents I am the American Dream
Hard to Read presents I AM THE AMERICAN DREAM
with Jenny Zhang, Vanessa Angelica Villarreal, Alake Shilling, Symrin Chawla, and Gelare Khoshgozaran
In honor of the one year anniversary of America’s latest and far from greatest elected regime, a reading on nations and dreams. Joining us are: New-York based, Chinese-American author (of Sour Heart and more) Jenny Zhang; poet, scholar, artist Vanessa Angelica Villarreal, born to formerly undocumented Mexican immigrants in the Rio Grande Valley borderlands; the adorable and fantastic Californian painter and clay master Alake Shilling; performance artist and American Desi Symrin Chawla; and Gelare Khoshgozaran, an interdisciplinary artist, writer, translator, and editor (of contemptorary) who was born and raised in Tehran.
Organized and hosted by Canadian-American Fiona Alison Duncan, this is part of the Standard’s monthly lit series Hard to Read.