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Flash Fiction and Slam Poetry with Thaddeus Rutkowski
Date: 9 October 2012 

The American Studies Programme and the Department of Comparative Literature
cordially invite you to the following event :
Flash Fiction and Slam Poetry with Thaddeus Rutkowski
Date: October 9, 2012, Tuesday
Time: 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Location: Room 4.04, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU
Please join us for a reading and discussion with award winning author Thaddeus Rutkowski. He is a two-time winner of the Poetry Versus Comedy slam at the Bowery Poetry Club (NYC) and a one-time winner of the Syracuse poetry slam and the Nuyorican Poets Café Friday slam. His most recent novel is Haywire (Starcherone Books), which is comprised of 49 stories narrated by the son of a Polish-American artist father and a Chinese-American mother. He is also the author of Tetched (Behler Publications) and Roughhouse (Kaya Press). Both novels were finalists for the Members' Choice of the Asian American Literary Awards. His work is anthologized in Up Is Up, but So Is Down: The New York Downtown Literary Scene, 1974-1992. His short and flash fiction has appeared in the Asia Literary Review, American Letters and Commentary, The Laurel Review and other magazines. John Barth has called Rutkowski's work 'Tough and funny and touching and harrowing.'
Mr.Rutkowski is a graduate of Cornell and John Hopkins and teaches literature at City University of New York and fiction writing at the Writer's Voice of the West Side YMCA, and has taught at Pace University, the Hudson Valley Writers Center and the Asian American Writers Workshop.

This event is made possible thanks to the support of the Consulate General of the United States Hong Kong and Macau and The Hong Kong International Literary Festival.


All are welcome.  No registration required.
For queries, please contact Ms Lucilla Cheng at

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