Aldrin Valdez Book Party at Spoonbill Books

Aldrin Valdez Book Party @ Spoonbill Books

Book Launch for ESL or You Weren't Here!



Did you miss Aldrin Valdez reading from their (yet unpublished) book ESL or You Weren't Here at The New York Art Book Fair?

It's okay! You can hear them and others read at THE BOOK LAUNCH of ESL or You Weren't Here at Spoonbill Books on Friday, October 19th from 7-9PM. 


Other readers will be Rio Cortez, Paolo Javier, Jimena Lucero, Sarah Sala and Josh Wizman. 

ESL or You Weren't Here will officially be for sale (at a special price) and Aldrin will be signing!  

About the book: ESL or You Weren't Here is an exciting debut collection of poems that presents a portrait of the poet as witness to, & healer of, their child self! The books tells the story of a queer Pinoy who immigrates to New York in the 1990s in order to be reunited with their parents. What follows is the poet’s awakening to the legacy of American imperialism & colonialism in the Philippines, and to the experience of living between languages, cultures, temporalities, and genders—untranslatable. ESL asks the reader to bear witness to embodied histories of forced immigration, separation and abandonment rooted in patriarchal racism. More info HERE.

 Friday, Oct 19th at 7-9PM 

At Spoonbill Books, that's 99 Montrose!

 For more info check out the Facebook event HERE.