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Chinatown Pretty Book Talk (Online)

November 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0

Helen Lok

Chinatown Pretty is a storytelling project (and now book!) that documents the street style of seniors in Chinatowns across North America. Started by Andria Lo and Valerie Luu six years ago, the collection of photos and interviews use the seniors’ outfits as a gateway to their stories of immigration and values. Vancouver is the only Canadian city included in their book. Join us and the authors in an in-depth Q&A.

Purchase and follow along with your copy of Chinatown Pretty. Indigenous-owned, Vancouver Chinatown-based Massy Books is offering 10% discount off the retail price ($35.95). You can pick up a copy in-store or order here.

Author bios:

Valerie Luu is a writer and one-half of the Vietnamese pop-up restaurant Rice Paper Scissors. She lives in San Francisco. @valerieluu

Andria Lo is a freelance photographer whose work has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, the New York Times, and Wired. She lives in Berkeley @aweilo

This virtual event is co-hosted by Youth Collaborative for Chinatown (YCC), Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC (CCHSBC), Massy Arts Society, and Raincoast Books.

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November 19, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
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