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East Side Voices

Mary Jean Chan and Sharlene Teo in conversation with Carrie Plitt

Thursday 22nd September 2022 at 7:00pm

Daunt Books Summertown

Tickets £5.00


East Side Voices invites us to explore a dazzling spectrum of experience from the East and Southeast Asian diaspora living in Britain today via original essays and poetry, edited by founder of the East Side Voices cultural salon Helena Lee. We’ll be joined by two of the contributors – Mary Jean Chan, poet and author of Flèche, and Sharlene Teo, author of Ponti. They’ll be in conversation with literary agent and co-host of Literary Friction podcast Carrie Plitt, on 22nd September, celebrating the UK’s second ESEA Heritage Month.

‘A wonderful book – so timely and much needed. I loved the collection and I hope everyone will read it.’ -Elif Shafak

About the speakers:
Mary Jean Chan won the 2019 Costa Book Award for Poetry for their debut collection Flèche, and was shortlisted in 2020 for the International Dylan Thomas Prize, the Jhalak Prize and the Seamus Heaney Centre First Collection Poetry Prize. In 2021, Flèche was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist. Chan’s second poetry collection is forthcoming from Faber in 2023.

Sharlene Teo’s debut novel Ponti won the inaugural Deborah Rogers Writer’s award and was longlisted for the Jhalak Prize. Her writing has appeared in Granta, the TLS, Vogue, and our anthology At the Pond.

Carrie Plitt is literary agent at Felicity Bryan Associates and co-hosts the award-winning podcast Literary Friction, which has featured authors including Sally Rooney, Zadie Smith and Elizabeth Strout.

Event Details

Thursday 22nd September 2022 Event starts at 7:00pm

Venue address:

Daunt Books Summertown
247-249 Banbury Road,

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