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EMDASH AKA EMILY LU GAO
(高璐璐)

is a writer, poet, open mic host, organizer, bookseller and daughter of Chinese immigrants. She writes to heal, grow, & decolonize. They have performed at Unnameable Books, Malcolm X Library Branch in San Diego, ACLU San Diego, The San Diego Art Institute, Sunday Jump in Historic Filipinotown LA and more. Born in Missouri then raised in Southern California, she now lives in New Jersey. She holds a BA in Asian American Studies from Pitzer College. They’ve earned funding from Sundress Publications, Bread Loaf Environmental Writers Conference, Jersey City Arts Council, Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference, and Rutgers-Newark—where they taught and earned an MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry). She/they. You can read more about Emdash here.

NEXT READING: June 21st, 2024 @ KGB Bar, 7 PM in NYC

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"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

Maya Angelou

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