University of Houston-Victoria

Marilyn Chin opened the UHV/ABR Reading Series with an inspired performance on January 30, 2014.  Jeffrey Sartain, an assistant professor in the University of Houston-Victoria School of Arts & Sciences, hosted Marilyn’s visit to the town of Victoria, located between San Antonio and Houston, Texas.

The Reading Series is sponsored by American Book Review, a nonprofit, internationally distributed literary journal that specializes in reviews of works published by small presses.

Marilyn read from her upcoming book of poems, “Hard Love Province” and from her book of fiction, “Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen.” Dr. Sartain was excited to hear her long fiction. “I’m interested to see that dimension of her writing.”

Jeffrey Di Leo, Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences and ABR publisher said, “Chin goes beyond writing stories about immigration. It is easy to see why her poetry strikes a chord with readers. Her stories are relatable because everyone is trying to figure out how they fit into the world.”

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