Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 9:30-11:00 am
Truong Tran is an artist and writer living in San Francisco. His books include Placing the Accents, Dust and Conscience, The Book of Perceptions, Within The Margins, Four Letter words, the children’s book Going Home Coming Home and an exhibition catalog I Meant To Say Please Pass The Sugar. His writings have been translated into Dutch, French, Spanish and Vietnamese and his visual work is in international private collections. He has been twelve years a lecturer at SFSU and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Mills College where he teaches writing workshops at the intersection of poetry and the visual arts. His Latest body of exploration is entitled “The Book of Others” which is in search of a publisher willing to not look away.
He is currently working on a project commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Cultural Equity Initiative which addresses the need to write and make art in the age of Trump. “Pre-emptive Strategies” cultivates writing and making that moves beyond the mode of responding and pushes against the overwhelming fatigue of resisting, witnessing and existing in this time.