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  • Date: May 1
  • Time: 5:00pm - 5:00pm PT

Solitude Social Club: A Bookish Happy Hour with Christina Chiu

Solitude Social Club is Hugo House’s offering to readers and writers seeking connection during the social quarantine. 

Each week we’ll bring a guest writer to share a drink and discuss how they’re finding happiness through art and literature in these distancing times. After the conversation, we’ll break out into smaller groups and get to know one another. 

RSVP below to join the Zoom conversation, or find us streaming on Facebook Live. 

All events will happen at 5 p.m. PST / 8 p.m. EST. 

Christina Chiu is the winner of the James Alan McPherson Award for her novel Beauty. She is also author of Troublemaker and Other Saints, published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons. Troublemaker was a nominee for a BOMC Stephen Crane First Fiction Award, and winner of the Asian American Literary Award. Chiu has published in Tin HouseThe New Guard, Washington Square, The MacGuffin, Charlie Chan is Dead 2Not the Only OneWashington Square, and has won literary prizes from Playboy, New Stone Circle, El Dorado Writers’ Guild, World Wide Writers. Chiu curates and co-hosts the Pen Parentis Literary Salon in NYC. She is a founding member of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. She received her MFA from Columbia University.
  • April 10: Rebecca Makkai
  • April 17: Laura van den Berg
  • April 24: Jess Walter
  • May 1: Christina Chiu
  • May 8: francine j. harris
  • May 22: Marie-Helene Bertino