Germantown Friends School will welcome lê thi diem thúy, the critically acclaimed author of “The Gangster We Are All Looking For,” for a reading and Q&A at the Friends Free Library, as part of its Community Writers Series, which celebrates reading and writing.
Lê thi diem thúy, a writer and solo performer, was born in South Vietnam and raised in Southern California. Her work often explores the role of the body as a site of memory.
The New York Times called “The Gangster We Are All Looking For” a “brilliant evocation of human sorrow and desire.” Her prose and poetry have appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Harper’s Magazine and The Best American Essays. Her solo performance works, such as the “Red Fiery Summer” and “the bodies between us,” have been presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, as well at the International Women Playwrights’ Festival in Galway, Ireland.
The event, which is also sponsored by the Multicultural Parents’ Alliance and Historic Germantown, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. The event is free and open to the public.