East Meets Words Featuring VyVy Trinh

  • EMW Bookstore 934 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA, 02139 United States
Poster by Richard Lopez

Poster by Richard Lopez

Come out for a night of performances and an amazing feature by our Artist-in-Residence, VyVy Trinh! Doors open at 7:00PM.
 

About VyVy Trinh

VyVy Trinh tells stories through essays, poetry, fiction, comics, songs, and the occasional totally amateur claymation film. Raised in California by a mighty clan of Vietnamese refugees, VyVy is also a soon to be doctor and, above all, a youth worker, most recently serving as co-director of BRYTE Summer Camp for Refugee Youth in Providence, RI.

 

About East Meets Words

In March 2005, the bookstore held its first monthly open mic. Now, over 132 open mics later, East Meets Words is one of the longest running Asian American open mic series in the country, and one of the main hubs of Asian American art and activism on the east coast.

At the open mic, participants can sign up to sing, spit, dance, play music, or share a story. Everyone is welcome. The space is especially appreciative of work that challenges stereotypes and amplifies marginalized voices. Time is set aside at each open mic for community announcements, meant to raise awareness about social justice issues in the greater Boston area.

Each month, we also feature an Asian American artist or group, who will perform a full-length set after the open mic portion of the evening. Past features have ranged from nationally known artists such as Beau Sia and Kelly Tsai to local creatives like you and me. 

We strive to create a safer space and a platform for artists and non-artists to perform work of all stages. Everyone is welcome to attend and sign up on the open mic. The space is especially appreciative of work that challenges stereotypes and amplifies marginalized voices - prioritizing API performers. Time is set aside at each open mic for community announcements, meant to raise awareness about social justice issues in the greater Boston area.