Strut Book Club reads “Justin Chin, Selected Works”

February 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Strut Second Floor
470 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114
Baruch Porras Hernandez

For the month of February in 2018, the Strut Book Club will read “Justin Chin, Selected Works” edited by Jennifer Joseph

Join us at 7:30 PM on the second floor of Strut for some wine, little snacks and great conversations about literature.

Please make sure to read the book beforehand and come ready to discuss your thoughts. Don’t forget, folks: we get a discount at Dog Eared Books in the Castro!

If you have not read the book, it is okay to come and sit and listen to the conversation. But be warned, we do talk about the ending.Notable literary figures pay tribute to poet/writer Justin Chin with personal commentaries on works selected from his seven books.

Justin Chin’s fearless and fierce voice was resolute in relating his worldview, whether directly or through metaphorical language. As a queer Asian American, born and raised in Southeast Asia within a devoutly Christian, ethnically Chinese family of medical professionals, Chin’s early life experience informed his writing and framed his point of view. This unique collection of Chin’s literary legacy will serve as both a primer for those new to his works, as well as a loving tribute by those writers who knew him and his work best.

Justin Chin (1969–2015) was the award-winning author of four poetry books, two essay collections, one book each of short fiction, and text-based performance art works. His writing appeared in literary magazines, including Beloit Poetry Journal, and anthologies, including American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon). He taught at UC Santa Cruz and at San Francisco State University. He was a recipient of fellowships and grants from the California Arts Council, Djerassi Foundation, Franklin Furnace Fund, PEN American Center, and PEN Center USA West, among others.