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Aimee Liu's events for Readers & Writers THIS MONTH in LA!

March 9, 2016

Dear Friends,
I’m excited to announce several events for readers and writers that I’ll be offering this month in Los Angeles:

Tuesday, MARCH 15
8:00pm (Reception, 6:30-7:30pm)

Aimee Liu will be interviewing the amazing Padma Lakshmi about her new book Love, Loss, and What We Ate. This vivid memoir of food and family, survival and triumph, traces the arc of Lakshmi’s unlikely path from an immigrant childhood to a complicated life in front of the camera—a tantalizing blend of Ruth Reichl’s Tender at the Bone and Nora Ephron’s Heartburn.

Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre
New Roads School
Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404

$43 Reserved Section Seating + Book*
$95 Reception**(6:30-7:30pm)+ Reserved Section seat + Book*
$20 General Admission Seats
Tickets and more at: http://livetalksla.org/events/padmalakshmi/

Saturday, MARCH 26

If you’ve been considering a Master’s degree in creative writing but are unable to leave your job or family-- or are daunted by the expense of traditional graduate programs-- please join Goddard College MFA faculty member Aimee Liu to learn about the low-residency model that gives you the best of both writing worlds: brief but intensive on-campus residencies with fellow students and faculty, AND 1-on-1 mentorships with faculty advisors focused on work that you write at home. This 2-hour session will give you sneak preview of the experience and rewards of earning an MFA that’s tailored to your needs.
Suggested donation $5-$10
Beyond Baroque
681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
Ph: 310-822-3006

Saturday, APRIL 2
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm

Many writers believe that the only or best literary agents are located on the East Coast, but West Coast agents beg to differ. The major publishing houses may still reside in and around New York City, but major authors live throughout the world, and Pacific Coast agents have found that literary representation outside New York may actually be to an author's advantage. Join veteran author Aimee Liu and this panel of West Coast pros:
Betsy Amster is a literary agent and president of Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises. Before opening her agency, she spent ten years as an editor at Random House. Her clients include bestselling novelists María Amparo Escandón and Joy Nicholson, MacArthur Fellow Will Allen, and psychologist Elaine Aron.
Angela Rinaldi is president of the Angela Rinaldi Literary Agency which was founded in 1994. She held managerial and editorial positions at Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster. She founded the book publishing program at the Los Angeles Times. She represents both fiction and nonfiction.
Elise Capron is an agent at the Dijkstra Literary Agency, which was established over thirty years ago and represents a wide range of genres. She has been with SDLA for more than a decade, and she is most interested in representing adult literary fiction and narrative nonfiction, particularly history.
Rebecca Friedman has been an agent for twelve years. A graduate of Barnard College, she is interested in commercial and literary fiction with a focus on literary suspense, women’s fiction, romance, young adult, and journalistic nonfiction and memoir. She is looking for great stories told in strong voices.
Free for AWP attendees.
LA Convention Center
Meeting Room Level, Room 501


I hope you can join me for one or all of these events!

below for more about Aimee's books & work.

Anthologies of fiction and nonfiction that Aimee has edited or contributed to.
a suspenseful novel of rescue and redemption set in Central Asia at the start of the Cold War, featuring two unforgettable heroines whose fates are irrevocably intertwined.
The unforgettable tale of star-crossed love that spans four decades and two continents.
A young photographer wrestles with her repressed past and identity as an Amerasian in New York's Chinatown. Now back in print after more than a decade, FACE is Aimee's first novel.
Work on Eating Disorders
While there are numerous memoirs available chronicling individual women’s struggles with anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders, this is the first book to bring together many people’s stories to create a complete and candid picture of the recovery process. Aimee Liu has skillfully brought together firsthand accounts of recovery to create a realistic roadmap for the journey. This book also includes informational sidebars, written by professionals in the field, on topics including treatment options, choosing the right therapist, the pros and cons of medication, how parents and spouses can help, and much more.
How do anorexia and bulimia impact life AFTER recovery? GAINING is one of the first books about eating disorders to connect the latest scientific insights to the personal truth of life before, during, and especially after anorexia and bulimia.
America's first memoir of anorexia, and one of the earliest books about eating disorders, originally published in 1979
Craft & Criticism
Resources and suggestions for students and fellow writers
Aimee's latest book reviews