Go Home! Launch Event with Rowan Hisayo Buchanan and Mia Alvar

7:30 p.m.

The Last Bookstore, the Feminist Press, and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop is pleased to present editor Rowan Hisayo Buchanan and contributor Mia Alvar in conversation about GO HOME!, a new anthology of Asian diasporic writers. This collection moves beyond the model-minority myth and considers what it means to belong. The conversation will be moderated by author and artist Yumi Sakugawa.

Asian diasporic writers imagine “home” in the twenty-first century through an array of fiction, memoir, and poetry. Both urgent and meditative, this anthology moves beyond the model-minority myth and showcases the singular intimacies of individuals figuring out what it means to belong.

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Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is the author of the novel Harmless Like You. She has a BA from Columbia University, an MFA from the UW-Madison, and was an Asian American Writers’ Workshop fellow.




Mia Alvar’s collection of short stories, In the Country, won the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, the 2015 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, and others. She received her MFA from Columbia University and lives in New York City.




Please note that our store has limited capacity (a mere 300!), so get here early.

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase a copy of the author’s title from The Last Bookstore. Any outside books must be checked with security upon entering the store. This policy applies to all Last Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.