Author to talk ‘fat experience’ in literature

Bobby Shipman

The spring 2015 RopeWalk Visiting Writers Reading kicks off 1 p.m. Friday at UCC 2207 with Ira Sukrungruang’s masterclass “A Sequence of Thoughts Without Any Kind of Order,” which will explore probing and resisting people’s notions of genre in substance, shape and the topic of obesity.

The Chicago native, Thai-American is the author of the memoirs “Southside Buddhist” and “Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy” and the poetry collection “In Thailand It Is Night.”

Sukrungruang is also the coeditor of two anthologies – “What Are You Looking At? The First Fat Fiction Anthology” and “Scoot Over, Skinny: The Fat Nonfiction Anthology” – which analyzes the “fat experience” through the lens of literature.

A public reading and book signing will be held from 3-4:00 p.m. in the Traditions Lounge at University Center East