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Here Comes Another Lesson

October 23, 2010

The Bernal Yoga Literary Series kicked off its 2010-2011 season  with fiction writer Stephen O’Connor and poet Tsering Wangmo Dhompa. Four local authors, Shelana deSilva, Chad Lange, Christine Meade, and Dennis Somera, also shared their work.

Words about Stephen and Tsering:

Stephen O’Connor is the author of two collections of short fiction, Here Comes Another Lesson and Rescue, and of two works of nonfiction, Will My Name Be Shouted Out?, a memoir, and Orphan Trains: The Story of Charles Loring Brace and the Children He Saved and Failed, a narrative history of the origins of child welfare and foster care in the United States. His fiction and poetry have appeared in The New Yorker, Conjunctions, TriQuarterly, Threepenny Review, Poetry Magazine, The Missouri Review, The Quarterly, Partisan Review, The Massachusetts Review, Fiction International, and many other places. His essays and journalism have been published in The New York Times, DoubleTake, The Nation, Agni, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The New Labor Forum, and elsewhere. He teaches fiction and nonfiction writing in the MFA programs of Columbia and Sarah Lawrence. Visit his website here.

Tsering Wangmo Dhompa is the author of In the Absent Everyday and Rules of the House (a finalist for the Asian American Literary Awards in 2003.) My rice tastes like the lake, a book of poems, is forthcoming from Apogee Press. Her publications include two chapbooks, In Writing the Names (A.bacus, Potes & Poets Press) and Recurring Gestures (Tangram Press). She has received a Cultural Equity Grant from the Arts Commission of San Francisco, and fellowships at the MacDowell Colony and Hedgebrook. Tsering grew up in the Tibetan exile communities of Nepal and India and now lives in San Francisco.

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