Elizabeth Miki Brina in Conversation with Francisco Cantú

  • February 20, 2021

The author of Speak, Okinawa chats virtually on Tues., Feb. 23rd, at 8 p.m. (EST)!

Elizabeth Miki Brina in Conversation with Francisco Cantú

Join us in celebrating the release of Speak, Okinawa with Elizabeth Miki Brina and Francisco Cantú! Speak, Okinawa is one of our most anticipated memoirs of 2021 and we are so excited to share this book with you!  


"In Speak, Okinawa, Elizabeth Miki Brina beautifully combs a lifetime of memory, love, loss, and the connections that bind us to one another. In exploring how one comes to be, Brina’s prose illuminates and dazzles — and we see, in the end, what was intangible made clear in her writing. Speak, Okinawa is indelible, and Brina’s words are unforgettable.” —Bryan Washington, author of Memorial


Elizabeth Miki Brina is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Bread Loaf Scholarship and a New York State Summer Writers Institute Scholarship. She currently lives and teaches in New Orleans.


Francisco Cantú is a writer, translator, and the author of The Line Becomes a River, winner of the 2018 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in nonfiction. A former Fulbright fellow, he has been the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a Whiting Award, and an Art for Justice fellowship. His writing and translations have been featured in The New Yorker, Best American Essays, Harper’s, and VQR, as well as on This American Life. A lifelong resident of the Southwest, he now lives in Tucson, where he coordinates the Field Studies in Writing Program at the University of Arizona.

Please note: Loyalty has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during this virtual event. 

Hosted by Loyalty Bookstores in Washington, DC. This event will be held digitally via Crowdcast. Click here to register for the event with a donation of any amount. Donations will go to Black Lives Matter DC. You can order the book on our website to be automatically registered for the event, and there will also be an option to get the book during the event.

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