**In light of recent events, this event has been rescheduled. The live stream will now take place on Thursday, June 18.
An Immersive & Eye-opening Perspective on Swimming, a Social History Book Discussion
Bonnie Tsui lives, swims, and surfs in the Bay Area. She is a longtime contributor to the New York Times and California Sunday Magazine. Her last book, American Chinatown: A People’s History of Five Neighborhoods, won the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. She will discuss Why We Swim ($26.95 Algonquin Books).
Why We Swim is propelled by stories of Olympic champions, a Baghdad swim club that meets in Saddam Hussein’s palace pool, modern-day Japanese samurai swimmers, and even an Icelandic fisherman who improbably survives a wintry six-hour swim after a shipwreck. Tsui, a swimmer herself, dives into the deep, from the San Francisco Bay to the South China Sea, investigating what about water—despite its dangers—seduces us and why we come back to it again and again.
She will be in conversation with Crissy Van Meter, author of Creatures: A Novel.
ABOUT THE EVENT
This event is free and open to the public. It will be live streamed on our YouTube channel. You can watch the live stream HERE and even set reminders for when we go live. The event will be recorded and posted on our YouTube channel after the event.