Artist Talk: Ocean Vuong

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2020 6:30 – 7:30 pm

The Art Institute of Chicago
230 S. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60603

Join us live for a virtual book reading by writer Ocean Vuong followed by an audience Q&A. This event is free and open to the public, and registration is not required.

Click here to join via Zoom, Passcode: SAICVAP (closed captions available)

Ocean Vuong is the author of The New York Times bestselling novel On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous and the critically acclaimed poetry collection Night Sky with Exit Wounds, a New York Times Top 10 Book of 2016. He has received many accolades, including a 2019 MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, was selected by Foreign Policy magazine as a 2016 100 Leading Global Thinkers, and was named by BuzzFeed Books as one of “32 Essential Asian-American Writers.”


Presented in partnership with SAIC’s Writing Program.

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Image: Ocean Vuong, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, 2019, Penguin Press.