Called a writer of experimental fiction, Lily Hoang’s work is, as suggested, not the expected. One of Hoang’s novels, Parabola, combines photos, math and personality/IQ tests. Another was written following the structure of the I Ching, the ancient Chinese divination text. Most recently, the Inlander published an original short story by Hoang in December’s annual fiction issue. Her piece was a strange tale of a suspected murderer, or, depending on how the reader interpreted it, an imagined scheme inside one character’s head. Currently teaching at New Mexico State University's MFA program, Hoang is passing on her “magical writing” techniques to another generation of creative thinkers.
Fri, Jan. 22, at 7:30 pm • Free • Auntie’s Bookstore • 402 W. Main • getlitfestival.org • 838-0206
— Chey Scott