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This is THE book of mixed heritage Asian North American writing and art, and you do not want to miss this launch! Seventy contributors from around North America grace the pages of this massively diverse collection, delving into issues on what it means to be of mixed Asian North American heritage/race. Actors and playwrights Tricia Collins and Giovanni Ortega will be joining us, along with filmmakers Jeff Chiba Stearns and Pia Massie. CBC radio's Margaret Gallagher will present, as well as poets and storytellers Fred Wah, Wei Ming Dariotis, Mark Nakada, and Amal Rana. Two youth contributors, Chloe and Mylo Worrall-Yu, will debut their creation, The Hapa Hydra. Bring your friends and family for this very special evening celebrating the depth of multiculturalism. 

There will be a Q&A and book signing following the presentation. Books will be available for sale at $30/copy.

For more information or if you have questions about the event, please contact anton@rabbitfoolpress.com.

When: September 21, 2015
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Where: Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, 350 W. Georgia St., Vancouver, BC V6B6B1

 











 

 

Join Rabbit Fool Press for an evening of laughter and tears as local author Brandy Liên Worrall reads from her groundbreaking memoir about cancer and the legacy of the Vietnam War in her mixed race family. Brandy will also share from her work-in-progress, 17 Days, the sequel to What Doesn’t Kill Us. There will be a Q&A and book signing following the reading. Books will be available for sale at $20/copy.

Brandy Lien Worrall is a Vietnamese American daughter of a U.S.Vietnam war veteran and Vietnamese war survivor mother who wrote this memoir about the Vietnam War trauma and aftermath. As a breast cancer veteran, Brandy delves into a link between her parents’ Agent Orange exposure and her own fight against the rare Triple Negative, BRCA-2 positive, Stage III breast cancer. Herself a mother of three children, Brandy examines how the effects of war can touch families for generations.

Set in Canada and the U.S., What Doesn’t Kill Us details the complexities of war, PTSD, isolation, haunting pasts, deeply buried secrets, betrayal, abandonment, and cultural dissonance.  While there is undoubtedly a social, political, and psychological gravity to the subject matter, Worrall handles the material with wit and humour that is fresh and life-affirming, leaving readers a lasting impression of the meaning of survival.

For more information or if you have questions about the event, please contact anton@rabbitfoolpress.com.

When: March 12, 2015
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Where: Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, 350 W. Georgia St., Vancouver, BC V6B6B1


Join us for an evening of laughter and tears, words and music, and food and drinks as Brandy reads from her groundbreaking memoir about cancer and the legacy of the Vietnam War in her mixed race family. Brandy will also share from her work-in-progress, 17 Days, the sequel to What Doesn’t Kill Us. There will be a Q&A and book signing following the reading. Half the book sales ($20/copy) for the evening will be donated to Callanish Society, a small non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families dealing with cancer.

We are also pleased to feature Laurel Murphy, singer and sound practitioner, who has offered sound at Calllanish’s relaxation sessions for the past 10 years. She will be performing selected tracks from her just-released jazz album When I Was a Bird, a rich fusion of jazz and folk. The CD will be available for purchase for $20, with $5 of each sale going to Callanish.

 

For more information or if you have questions about the event, please contact anton@rabbitfoolpress.com.

When: January 15, 2015
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Heartwood Community Cafe, 
317 E. Broadway Ave., Vancouver BC V5T 1W5

 

April 30, 2015 will mark the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, when the U.S. government pulled its military presence from Vietnam after a 20-year campaign that left the country and its people devastated. The soldiers who fought in the war also felt the legacy of trauma, which has been passed on to their children and grandchildren. In preparation for the 40th anniversary, the U.S. is throwing money at honouring the soldiers who fought, while covering up or denying the damage that has been done and continues to exist, such as deformities and genetic mutations caused by Agent Orange exposure, and unexploded bombs that kill hundreds each year.


Join Rabbit Fool Press at Heartwood Café as we open up discussion about the real legacy of the American/Vietnam War and how it impacts the Vietnamese diaspora and the homeland today. American Vietnam veteran Mike Boehm, Executive Director of Madison Quakers, will present on peace and reconciliation projects in Vietnam that he has been tirelessly engaging in since 1992. His work includes building a medical clinic, providing microloans to over 3,000 impoverished women in 17 villages, constructing four schools in My Lai, and establishing Compassion Houses for Agent Orange survivors and disadvantaged women and veterans. Learn more at www.mqivietnam.org.

Following Mike’s presentation, Rabbit Fool Press editor Brandy Liên Worrall will read from her forthcoming memoir, What Doesn’t Kill Us. The memoir is unique in that it is about a young woman whose breast cancer experience is felt through the legacy of the American/Vietnam War her parents survived. For more information about Brandy’s book and other writing, visit www.brandyworrall.com.
Join us for this important and riveting presentation and discussion.

For more information or if you have questions about the event, please contact anton@rabbitfoolpress.com.

When: October 30, 2014
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Where: Heartwood Community Cafe, 
317 E. Broadway Ave., Vancouver BC V5T 1W5

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