SAINT AUGUSTINE – , Peuo Tuy, spoken word poet, fiction fantasy writer, and creative writing workshop instructor, will share with the audience about both the history and beauties of her Khmer heritage as well as the damage Khmer culture wrought on her self-esteem as a girl and woman at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 in a presentation at Markland House, 102 Markland Place. Tuy holds a bachelor’s degree in African/Puerto Rican/Latino studies, with a minor in Asian-American studies, from Hunter College.
Her poetry collection, “Khmer Girl,” is inspired by the traumas of her life, including her family escaping the killing fields in her native Cambodia and enduring the inequities of life as an immigrant in the United States.
The Flagler College Writers-in-Residence program has hosted a number of world-class novelists, short fiction writers, poets and playwrights in the 30-plus years of its existence. The program takes place during the fall and spring semesters of the academic year and is free and open to the public.