East Side Voices: Celebrating ESEA Identity
Katie Leung, Naomi Shimada, Claire Kohda, Helena Lee and Will Harris mark East and Southeast Asian Heritage Month, and the launch of East Side Voices in paperback.
The evening is hosted by Helena Lee, founder of the East Side Voices salon and editor of East Side Voices: Essays Celebrating East and Southeast Asian Identity, and features poetry, discussion and live readings by contributors to this first-of-its-kind anthology.
Katie Leung is a film and theatre actress. She played Cho Chang in the Harry Potter films and recently starred in David Hare’s Roadkill, with Pippa Bennett-Warner and Helen McCrory.
Naomi Shimada is an influential model, BBC podcaster, and co-author of Mixed Feelings. She launched her newsletter Tender Contributions in January 2022.
Will Harris is the winner of the 2020 Forward Prize for Best First Collection, poet and author of RENDANG and Mixed Race Superman.
Claire Kohda is a literary critic, violinist and the author of WOMAN, EATING, a literary novel about a young, mixed-race vampire trying to navigate the London contemporary art world.
Helena Lee is the features director of Harper’s Bazaar. In February 2020, she founded the platform East Side Voices to raise the visibility of talent of East and Southeast Asian heritage. She is also a leader in the #StopESEAHate campaign.
This event is part of Purcell Sessions
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