AWP Panel: Remapping Displacement: Women Writers from L.A. Redefine"Home"

  • Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA, 90015 United States

Event Title: Remapping Displacement: Women Writers from L.A. Redefine"Home"
Scheduled Day: Saturday, 4/2/2016
Scheduled Time: 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Scheduled Room: Room 512, L.A. Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
 

S162. Remapping Displacement: Women Writers from LA Redefine "Home".

(Melissa Sipin,  Nayomi Munaweera,  Rae Paris,  Melissa Chadburn,  Micheline Marcom)

Writers of Armenian, Sri Lankan, African, and Philippine diasporas discuss how their Los Angeles upbringing has impacted their craft and narrative of home/displacement—home as a person and/or a place, a longing, a genesis, and a journey; displacement as genocide, war, sexual/child abuse, and inherited/generational trauma. How have the multicultural/diverse communities of their youth invaded their fictions? How do the traces of loss affect the reimaginations of Los Angeles in their work?