On Friday, October 21 from 7:30-9 pm, join us for an evening of readings and treats from four local authors: Vicki Brett-Gach, Jihyun Yun, Ann S. Epstein, and Frances Kai-Hwa Wang.

This is a FREE event, but your RSVP is very helpful to our planning. Learn more about health and safety at Booksweet.

About the authors

Vicki Brett-Gach
Vicki Brett-Gach is a Plant-Based Culinary Instructor, Certified Personal Chef, Master-Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach, and author of The Plant-Based for Life Cookbook: Deliciously Simple Recipes to Nourish, Comfort, Energize an Renew – published through Brooklyn Writer’s Press. Trained in Nutrition for a Healthy Heart, Vicki earned a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. She is Forks Over Knives Plant-Based Certified, trained in Dietary Therapy for Reversing Common Diseases, and a graduate of Dr. McDougall’s Starch Solution Certification program. Vicki also holds certificates in Wellness Counseling (through Cornell University), and in Culinary Coaching (through Harvard Medical School and The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine). As a coach, Vicki works remotely with individual clients across the country, often helping them reverse health challenges and chronic conditions, and teaches whole food plant-based cooking classes to groups of all sizes, with a focus on helping people learn how to make eating healthy EASY. Vicki is the creator of the Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen blog. Stay connected for new recipes as soon as they are published at AnnArborVeganKitchen.com. Follow Vicki on Facebook and Instagram.

Jihyun Yun
Jihyun Yun is a Korean American poet from the San Francisco Bay Area. A Fulbright research fellow, her debut collection SOME ARE ALWAYS HUNGRY won the 2019 Prairie Schooner Prize and was published by University of Nebraska Press. Her work has been published in Best New Poets, Narrative Magazine, Ninth Letter and elsewhere.

Ann S. Epstein
Ann S. Epstein writes novels, short stories, memoir, and essays. Her novels are On the Shore, Tazia and Gemma, A Brain. A Heart. The Nerve., The Great Stork Derby, One Person’s Loss, and The Sister Knot (in press). Her other work appears in North American Review, Sewanee Review, PRISM International, Ascent, The Long Story, and elsewhere. In addition to writing, she has a PhD in developmental psychology and MFA in fiber art. Follow Ann on Facebook and Twitter.

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
Frances Kai-Hwa Wang is a poet, artist, essayist, and activist focused on issues of Asian America, race, justice, and the arts. Her writing has appeared at Cha Asian Literary Journal, Kartika Review, Drunken Boat. She teaches Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies at University of Michigan and creative writing at Washtenaw Community College. She co-created a multimedia artwork for Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. Her book of poetry, You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids, is just out at Wayne State University Press. She has a weakness for a well-crafted argument and a lyrical turn of phrase. Learn more about Frances at franceskaihwawang.com and follow her on Twitter.