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Join Aimee Liu at LitCrawl LA 2014 THIS WEDNESDAY Oct. 22

October 20, 2014

If you're in Los Angeles, please come to LitCrawl in North Hollywood this Wednesday evening!

At 8pm Goddard College’s MFA in Creative Writing presents readings by Goddard faculty and alumni of poetry and prose that will transport you to Vietnam, India, Belgrade, and beyond.
Goddard College’s low-residency MFA format offers the best of on-campus and distance education in creative writing, with experienced faculty advisors, rigorous on-campus residencies in either Plainfield, Vermont, or Port Townsend, Washington, and the freedom to study from anywhere on the planet.

Skynny Kitchen
5166 Lankershim Blvd
N. Hollywood

TIME: 8-8:45


Aimee Liu, Teresa Mei Chuc, Elizabeta Betinski, Lynn Lobban:

Aimee Liu's novels include Flash House, Cloud Mountain, and Face (all Warner Books). Her nonfiction includes Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives and Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders. She also has co-authored more than seven nonfiction books and written numerous articles on medical, psychological, and political topics. She is a past President of PEN USA, and earned her MFA from Bennington College. Aimee now teaches in Goddard College’s MFA program in Creative Writing at Port Townsend, WA. www.aimeeliu.net

Teresa Mei Chuc was born in Saigon, Vietnam and immigrated to the U.S. under political asylum shortly after the Vietnam War. Teresa graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Goddard College. Her poetry appears in journals such as Hypothetical Review, Hawai’i Pacific Review, Kyoto Journal, The Prose-Poem Project, The National Poetry Review, Verse Daily and in anthologies such as With Our Eyes Wide Open: Poems of the New American Century, and Mo’ Joe . Red Thread is her first full-length collection of poetry. Teresa's second collection of poetry is Keeper of the Winds. http://www.tue-wai.com

Lynn Lobban is an actor/singer/playwright who spent 42 years in New York before moving to LA in 2011. She has been on Broadway, sung extensively in cabarets, and done countless television commercials. She is currently a member of LA's Rogue Machine Theatre where her short play, Bit of a Blow had its premiere after a run at the Short and Sweet Festival in both New Zealand and Australia. A happy MFA degree holder from Goddard College, Lynn is currently finishing her memoir, Shitbird, about her experience as the first woman in an all male Dartmouth College fraternity. www.lynnlobban.com

Elizabeta Betinski is a writer and curator, with roots transplanted to Los Angeles from Belgrade, former Yugoslavia. She was a Founder and Director of Overtones Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in Los Angeles from 2003 through 2009. In 2012, Elizabeta graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Goddard College and is currently preparing
her first memoir, Tattoo, for publication. Elizabeta founded bardo.L.A., a Los Angeles-based nonprofit arts organization dedicated to fostering international exchange of arts and culture via traveling exhibitions and events. BardoLA will premier its first international exhibition, We Must Risk Delight, at the Venice Biennale in Venice, Italy, in May 2015. www.bardoLA.org

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