This Fall, the Broadside Reading Series features six writers from various backgrounds and writing disciplines, collaborating with the Center’s Artists-in-Residence to create a collection of limited edition letterpress-printed broadsides. The collaboration explores the relationship of text, image, and design, incorporating the artists’ visual conveyance of the writers’ poetry and prose.
This evening’s reading will feature writers Marina Budhos & Sandra Lim
Broadsides for these poets were designed and letterpress printed by Tammy Nguyen and Liz Castaldo. Broadsides are free at the reading and available for $20 after the conclusion of the event.
The Center will host a series of readings featuring these works throughout the Fall season, curated by Ava Chin. Each audience member will be granted one free print.
Marina Budhos is an author of award-winning fiction and nonfiction for adults and young adults. Her newest novel, The Long Ride, about three mixed race girls during a 1970s desegregation struggle, publishes in September 2019. Prior novels include Watched, Ask Me No Questions, Tell Us We’re Home, and The Professor of Light. With Marc Aronson, she published Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro & The Invention of Modern Photojournalism, and Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom & Science, a finalist for an LA Times Book Award. Budhos is a professor of English at William Paterson University.
Sandra Lim is the author of The Wilderness (W.W. Norton, 2014) and Loveliest Grotesque (Kore Press, 2006). She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, the Jentel Foundation, and the
Getty Research Institute. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including VOLT, Literary Imagination, jubilat, and The New York Times. She is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Ava Chin is the author of Eating Wildly, winner of the MFK Fisher Book Award. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times (“Urban Forager”), the Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice, Marie Claire, Saveur, and Eating Well, among others. She is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center Fulbright U.S. Scholars’ Program, the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), the New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University, and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. She is an associate professor of creative nonfiction at the City University of New York.
Support for the Center for Book Arts’ Visual Arts Programs is provided, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
The Center for Book Arts promotes active explorations of both contemporary and traditional artistic practices related to the book as an art object. The Center seeks to facilitate communication between the book arts community and the larger spheres of contemporary visual and literary arts, while being a model organization locally, nationally, and internationally within the field. We achieve this through exhibitions, classes, public programming, literary presentations, opportunities for artists and writers, publications, and collecting.
Sponsored by the Asian American Writers Workshop: a national nonprofit founded in 1991, dedicated to the idea that Asian American stories deserve to be told.