I’m super excited to head to Minneapolis next month for a special Hapa Tales and Other Lies event at Moon Palace Books! This will be the second stop on my book tour where I’ll be joined yet again by some radical Mixed Race performers: Meghan Kreidler & Diane Miller, Nicola Koh, and Marcelle Richards (see their bios below). The Twin Cities is a really special region of the US for Asian American artivism. Of all the places I was asked to come do an event, this was the place I was asked to visit the most. So, I’m really looking forward not only to sharing my work, but also engaging with and learning about the artist and activist community in MN. Please come out and join us!
Hapa Tales and Other Lies at Moon Palace
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave.
Minneapolis MN 55406
This event is free and open to the public.
Facebook Event Page: Hapa Tales Launch @ Moon Palace
MUSIC / MEGHAN KREIDLER ~ Meghan is an actor and musician based in the Twin Cities. She has worked with Theater Mu, Mixed Blood Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Children’s Theatre Company, Ten Thousand Things, Theatre Latte Da, Workhaus Collective, Park Square Theatre, and History Theatre. She is a Monologue and Teaching Artist with Penumbra Theatre’s Race Workshop. Kreidler is a graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theatre BFA Actor Training Program. She is a recipient for the 2017 Ivey Award for Emerging Artist and Overall Excellence in Ensemble with Mixed Blood Theatre’s production of Vietgone. She was also named 2017 City Pages Artist of the Year. When Meghan isn’t performing in plays you can see her front local rock and roll band Kiss the Tiger. www.meghankreidler.com www.kissthetiger.com
MUSIC / DIANE MILLER ~ Diane is a singer, songwriter, rapper, writer and talent buyer. Her work has been featured on MPR, NPR, Music Blog, Prairie Public, City Pages, The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, TEDxFargo, and countless more regional media blogs and sites. She’s been voted “Best Musician” by her peers in Fargo, ND. Her band D Mills & The Thrills has several times been noted “Best Original Band” of Fargo and “Best Hip-Hop Group” of North Dakota. Diane recently moved to Minneapolis to pursue music as a performer, writer and booker. Prior to pursuing her passion for music in Minneapolis, she served as the editor-in-chief of High Plains Reader, Fargo’s alternative newsweekly, and as director of The Aquarium, Fargo’s premiere indie music venue.
STORY / NICOLA KOH ~ Nicola is a Malaysian-Eurasian and Tetris demigod with two master’s degrees in Protestant theology which they lost their faith getting and an MFA from Hamline. Their work has appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Southwest Review, Sweet: A Literary Confection, and others. They were a 2018 VONA fellow and a finalist for the 2017 Glimmer Train Fiction Open.
CEREMONY & WORDS / MARCELLE RICHARDS ~ Marcelle is a mixed race (Korean and white) genderfluid writer, shamanic practitioner, freelance editor, and self-taught artist. They were born in Honolulu, HI, and spent most of their life in California and Madison, WI before moving to Minneapolis last November. Their writing is informed by their travels, which have taken them across the U.S. and abroad; this fall, they will conduct ancestral and spiritual research in Korea. They have a B.S. degree in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where they were a UW-Madison Writing Fellow. They were a food and features writer for several years for Isthmus and Our Lives Magazine in Madison, but their storytelling is now taking a turn for more experimental and expansive forms.