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We’re so excited to invite you along on a book tour for Muscle Memory, a debut poetry collection by Jenny Liou — events will be both in-person and virtual! Check back here for new events.

Friday September 30th | 6 – 8 pm EST | Brooklyn, NY | In-Person

Muscle Memory: Asian American Women on Violence and Safety with Jenny Liou and Jess Ng

Join us for the launch event for Muscle Memory, also an official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends event, in collaboration with the Asian American Writers’ Workshop! Jenny will read from the book and be in conversation with Jess Ng, a Muay Thai Champion who has been leading self-defense workshops for Asian Pacific American communities in the aftermath of heightened violence in the past years. After the reading, Ng will lead a self-defense workshop for audience members. Tickets $10.

Gleason’s Gym | 130 Water Street | Brooklyn, NY

Saturday October 1 | 5:30 – 7 pm EST | New York, NY | In-Person 

Muscle Memory Reading with Jenny Liou and Sally Wen Mao

Yu & Me Books | 44 Mulberry Street | New York, NY


Tuesday October 18 | 7 pm PDT | Los Angeles, CA | In-Person

Muscle Memory Reading with Jenny Liou and Vanessa Villareal

Skylight Books | 1818 N. Vermont Street | Los Angeles, CA


Thursday October 20 | 7 pm EST | Literati Bookstore | Virtual

Jenny Liou and John Vercher reading and conversation


Friday October 21 | 6 – 8 pm PDT | San Diego, CA | In-Person

Knock-out Reading with Jenny Liou, Kazim Ali, Brandon Som, and Phuong T. Vuong

Twiggs Bakery & Coffeehouse | 4590 Park Blvd, San Diego CA


Saturday October 22 | 3 – 4:30 pm PDT | Los Angeles, CA | In-Person

Jenny Liou and Sam Chanse at Hauser & Wirth

Artbook at Hauser & Wirth | 917 E 3rd St, Los Angeles


Thursday October 27 | 7 pm PDT | Seattle, WA | In-Person

Seattle Muscle Memory Launch with Jenny Liou, Q.M. Zhang, and Jane Wong

Third Place Books (Ravenna) | 6504 20th Street NE | Seattle, WA


Friday November 4 | 6 pm PDT | Vancouver BC | In-Person

Jenny Liou with Hari Alluri and Rita Wong

Massy Arts Gallery | 23 East Pender Street | Vancouver BC


Friday November 18 | 7 pm PDT | Seattle WA | In-Person

Jenny Liou with Tessa Hull

Elliott Bay Book Company |  1521 10th Avenue | Seattle, WA


Tuesday December 6 | 7 pm PDT | San Francisco CA | In-Person

Jenny Liou with Karen Llagas, Michelle Penaloza, and Truong Tran

Kearny Street Workshop | 1246 Folsom Street | San Francisco CA


Friday February 3, 2023 | 7 pm PDT  | Los Angeles CA | In-Person

Jenny Liou with Patrick Coleman

Beyond Baroque | 681 Venice Blvd. | Los Angeles CA



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