Freeman’s

Host: John Freeman

Event Number: 60
Tickets: $20.00

Youth under 30: $15.00

Freeman’s

Friday, Oct 25
8:30pm
The NEST

(formerly Studio 1398)
3rd Floor, Festival House
1398 Cartwright Street

Pressing societal issues and intricate discussions on writing about them: Freeman’s is always a delight for readers interested in expansive conversation they’ll continue to ponder long after the lights go up. This event is no different, featuring two undeniably powerful voices in contemporary writing, each providing a different perspective on the immigrant experience. Aleksandar Hemon’s parents immigrated from Bosnia to Canada when their lives were upended in the Siege of Sarajevo. The Lazarus Project author shares memories and observations in the intimate My Parents. Named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review, Lauren Markham’s The Far Away Brothers follows identical twins escaping El Salvador’s violence to build new lives in California. Prepare for a warm, riveting evening hosted by author, critic and eponymous journal editor, John Freeman.

Event Participants:

John Freeman

John Freeman

USA

John Freeman is a literary critic and writer. He was the editor of Granta and his work has appeared in The New YorkerThe New York Times and The Paris Review. His writing has appeared in almost 200 English-language publications around the world and has been translated into more than twenty languages. His latest publications are Freeman’s: California, featuring Golden State authors writing on issues from immigration rights to climate change, and Dictionary of the Undoing, a collection of essays that redefine what it means to be a literary citizen.

freemansbiannual.com@FreemanReads

Aleksandar Hemon

USA

Aleksandar Hemon is the author of My Parents/This Does Not Belong to You, The Lazarus Project. He teaches at Princeton University.

Lauren Markham

USA

Lauren Markham is a writer focusing on issues related to youth, migration, the environment, and her home state of California. Her work has appeared in outlets such as Guernica, Harper’s, Orion, The New York Times and VQR, where she is a Contributing Editor. Markham is the author of the award-winning book, The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life, which has recently been adapted for Young Adult readers.

laurenmarkham.info, @LaurenMarkham_