Anne Liu Kellor with Joyce Chen

We are delighted to help our friends and neighbors at Hugo House virtually welcome and celebrate the publication of Seattle writer Anne Liu Kellor’s luminous first book, Heart Radical: A Search for Language, Love, and Belonging (She Writes Press). And while the program is virtual, an old school touch should be that we’ll have signed copies of Heart Radicals for those attending, and coming to Elliott Bay.

“Through personal and historical recollection and the language of wounding, Heart Radical speaks to land and culture, selfhood and belonging. To live within and without language, to ignore or embrace silence. This memoir is a refuge, a legacy, a heart breathing in one continuous motion.” - E.J. Koh.

Heart Radical gets at the multiple meanings of the heart in word, in practice, in physical and emotional use and evolution. Vivid with sensory experiences, this book offers us the chance to travel not just with Kellor but also within our own interior landscapes to arrive at new and deeper ways of connecting to our hearts' most fervent and secret wishes.” - Khadijah Queen.

Heart Radical is a richly absorbing, deeply moving book about one woman’s search for identity, enlightenment, and connection. It’s also a tender travel memoir that takes the reader on an unforgettable and intimate journey with the author as she grapples with being a twentysomething American in China—the country from which her mother immigrated. I loved this book.” - Cheryl Strayed.

Joining Anne Liu Kellor this evening will be Seattle writer Joyce Chen, “a writer, editor, and community builder who draws inspiration from many waterlogged cities,” was a 2019-20 Hugo House fellow and is executive director of The Seventh Wave. Signed books will be available. Please specify “signed copy” when ordering.

Presented by Hugo House.

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Heart Radical: A Search for Language, Love, and Belonging Cover Image
ISBN: 9781647421731
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: She Writes Press - September 6th, 2021

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 7:00pm
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