As part of its Ten Evenings Program, Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures welcomes Ocean Vuong, award-winning poet and author of the critically acclaimed bestselling novel, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous – a brilliant, heartbreaking family portrait and a testament to the redemptive power of storytelling.
Framed as a letter from a son to his mother who cannot read, this shattering portrait of a Vietnamese family and first love, asks how to survive, how to find joy in darkness, and the meaning of American identity. With stunning urgency and grace, Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are.
Ocean Vuong will present his lecture virtually on Monday, March 22 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. For more information, or to buy your Virtual Pass, visit the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures: Ocean Vuong event page.