Wednesday 10 September, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Storytelling: Yiyun Li

As part of the exhibition "Vocabularies of Metaphor: More Stories," Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco is pleased to host a series of evenings of writers reading their short stories.

Yiyun Li's 2005 collection, "A Thousand Years of Good Prayers," won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, PEN/Hemingway Award, Guardian First Book Award, and California Book Award for first fiction. Her stories and essays have been published in the New Yorker, Zoetrope: All-Story magazine, Ploughshares, Gettysburg Review, Glimmer Train, and elsewhere. She is a winner of the Pushcart Prize and the Plimpton Prize from the Paris Review, and she holds MFAs from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the University of Iowa. Born in Beijing, she lives in Oakland and teaches in the MFA program at Mills College. Her novel "The Vagrants" will be published in February. She will read "A Man Like Him" from a new collection in progress.

The "Story Telling" program was curated by longtime arts and literary editor for San Francisco magazine, Pamela Feinsilber, who is now working on assorted arts ventures, among them consulting on literary and nonfiction manuscripts and proposals, leading a monthly book group and author discussion at Book Passage, and freelance writing and editing. Her essay "The Long and Short of Lit," championing the short story, appeared in the July issue of San Francisco magazine and led to an hour-long discussion on Michael Krasny's KQED-FM radio program Forum.