Kaya Press 20th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Bookstore. 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

City Lights celebrates the 20th year of Kaya Press with readings by Sesshu Foster, Gene Oishi, Amarnath Ravva, and Shailja Patel

Kaya Press is a group of dedicated writers, artists, readers, and lovers of books working together to publish the most challenging, thoughtful, and provocative literature being produced throughout the Asian and Pacific Island diasporas. Kaya Press believe that people's lives can be changed by literature that pushes us past expectations and out of our comfort zone. They believe in the contagious potential of creativity combined with the means of production.

Appearing will be:

Sesshu Foster, author of the collection of prose poems about Los Angeles: City Terrace Field Manual

Gene Oishi, whose novel in stories Foxdrum Bebop is released in March 2014

Amarnath Ravva, whose experimental prose memoir American Canyon is being published in March 2014

Shailja Patel, author of the performance/poetry collection Migritude


Books related to this event:

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American Canyon
Amarnath Ravva
2014 Edition
Blending myth with interviews and first-person narrative, California-based writer Amarnath Ravva's American Canyon uses prose, documentary footage and still photos to recount the fragmented and ever-evolving story of one person's apprehension of the ghosts of history.


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Fox Drum Bebop
Gene Oishi
2014 Edition