Sundress Academy for the Arts Presents: February Reading Series

Sundress Academy for the Arts Presents the February Reading Series 

The Sundress Academy for the Arts is pleased to announce the guests for the February installment of our reading series. This event will take place on February 26th, 2023, at Pretentious Beer Co. from 1-3 PM. 

Chang Liu is an author and daydreamer. She loves and hates her hometown Tongmu, a small mountain village in Jiangxi, mainland China. Valuing writing as her irreplaceable pain and cure, she focuses on the stories after all stories have ended, how we deal with the left-behind pain, how we introspect, how to remember, and how to forget. Her short fiction has appeared in JMWW magazine. Her debut novel has been translated into Thai and published by YanYuet Publishing Limited.

Ash Baker is a writer, musician, and cameraperson from East Tennessee. They received their MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Kentucky, and they’ve published fiction, poetry, film reviews, and film photography. Their short films have been screened for audiences in Tennessee and Kentucky.

Ritu is a Nashville-based comedian. Her accomplishments include one failed marriage with a goal of failing at a few more. She was the resident host at Zanies Nashville, a semifinalist at the Boston comedy festival & has performed at  Laugh Factory LA. She has worked with Dusty Slay, Aaron Weber, Hari Kondabolu, and more.

Our community partner this month is the Allies of Knoxville’s Immigrant Neighborhood. AKIN (Allies of Knoxville’s Immigrant Neighbors) is a network of people in the Knoxville area who work to encourage dialogue about issues related to immigrants and refugees; to build better understanding among immigrants, refugees and members of local receiving communities; to support and learn from immigrant and refugee communities as they engage in civic and political life; to promote more just and reasonable policies toward immigration and asylum; and to foster a welcoming atmosphere in which all people are treated with dignity and respect and recognized for their positive contributions to the community. Find out more about the work AKIN does here!

This event is brought to you in part by a grant provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission. Find out about the important work they do here

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