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Upcoming Spring Reading Program from AAARCC and Libraries

April 9th, 2022

Libraries is proud to support the upcoming Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center (AAARCC) Spring Reading Program and Speaker Series. This event will be held on Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 from 5:00–6:30 p.m. in STEW 314 and will feature a joint reading and conversation of Brian Leung’s All I Should Not Tell and Kaveh Akbar’s Pilgrim Bell.

Brian Leung, author of 2022’s All I Should Not Tell, Ivy vs. Dogg:With a Cast of Thousands!, World FamousLove Acts, Lost Men, and Take Me Home, is a past recipient of the Lambda Literary Outstanding Mid-Career Prize. Other honors include the Asian American Literary Award, Willa Award, and the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction. Brian’s fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in Story, Ocean State Review, Numero Cinq, Crazyhorse, Grain, Gulf Coast, Kinesis, The Barcelona Review, Mid-American Review, Salt Hill, Gulf Stream, River City, Runes, The Bellingham Review, Hyphen, Velocity, The Connecticut Review, Blithe House Quarterly, Indiana Review, Crab Orchard Review, and Crowd. He is the current Director of Creative Writing at Purdue University.

Kaveh Akbar’s poems appear in The New Yorker, Paris Review, The New York Times, Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. He is the author of two books of poetry: Pilgrim Bell (Graywolf 2021) and Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Alice James 2017) and the editor of The Penguin Book of Spiritual Verse. Born in Tehran, Iran, Kaveh teaches at Purdue University and in the low-residency MFA programs at Randolph and Warren Wilson college. He serves as Poetry Editor for The Nation.

More information about the event can be found HERE.

Contact the AAARC at if you have additional questions.