Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
A mythopoetic work that traverses both time and place, The End of Peril, the End of Enmity, the End of Strife, a Haven tells the story of a return from emigration, the traumatic moment when the narrator—a young woman with a baby in her care—is confronted with her inheritance of historical violence and environmental devastation. Acclaimed author Jenny Boully has said of novel, “What an amazingly beautiful changeling of a book. Whenever I was sure I had a pulse on it, it would bloom into something else entirely. Within what seems to be such spareness of words, Thirii Myint invokes a whole universe that clutches close the realms of memory, dream, and imagination, erasing the boundaries between the living and the dead, the sky and the earth, reality and myth.”
Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint is the April artist in residence at Surel's Place. She is a writer, PhD candidate, and educator living in Denver, CO. She was born in Yangon, Myanmar in 1989, less than a year after the pro-democracy 8888 Uprising and the bloody coup that followed. Her family moved to Bangkok, Thailand in 1990, after the military junta annulled the results of the free election and established the second dictatorship. She and her elder sisters were homeschooled in Bangkok for seven years until her family was able to obtain green cards to come to the United States. She attended public elementary, middle and high schools in San Jose, California, and then went to Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
This event is brought to you through a collaboration between Rediscovered Books and Surel's Place.
Thyrii Myo Kyaw Myint will also be teaching a writing workshop on April 21st. The workshop, "Writing Family History: Remembering in Order To Tell," is open to writers of all genres. Register at http://surelsplace.eventbrite.com.