‘Dear Twin’ takes the audience through an emotional journey exploring queer identity, family, and adolescence.
Author Addie Tsai will read and discuss her debut book ‘Dear Twin’ joined by local writer Rachel Will. Interested in this FREE event? RSVP on Facebook
About the Book
Poppy wants to go to college like everyone else, but her father has other ideas. Ever since her mirror twin sister, Lola, mysteriously vanished, Poppy’s father has been depressed and forces her to stick around. She hopes she can convince Lola to come home, and perhaps also procure her freedom, by sending her twin a series of eighteen letters, one for each year of their lives.
When not excavating childhood memories, Poppy is sneaking away with her girlfriend Juniper, the only person who understands her. But negotiating the complexities of queer love and childhood trauma are anything but simple. And as a twin? That’s a whole different story.
About the Writers
Addie Tsai teaches courses in literature, creative writing, dance, and humanities at Houston Community College. She collaborated with Dominic Walsh Dance Theater on Victor Frankenstein and Camille Claudel, among others. Addie holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College and a PhD in Dance from Texas Woman’s University. Her writing has been published in Banango Street, The Offing, The Collagist, The Feminist Wire, Nat. Brut., and elsewhere. She is the Nonfiction Editor at The Grief Diaries and Senior Associate Editor in Poetry at The Flexible Persona.
Rachel Will is a mixed-genre writer with interest in autofiction, queerness, and sticky metaphysical situations. She attended USC as an undergrad and has reported across Southeast Asia focusing on travel. She has reported from coffee fields in Java and interviewed neon benders in the valley. Her words have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, International New York Times, Monocle, Artsy, and others. She is starting an online magazine for femme queers called Gayettes and will gladly trade niche lesbian memes with you. She is a current MFA candidate in fiction at the University of California, Riverside.
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FREE event supported in part by CSUF Grand Central Art Center and Poets & Writers.
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