“Foreign Encounters” Anthology Now Available!

Foreign Encounters

Foreign Encounters, the newest anthology from Writers Abroad, is finally available on Lulu!

“An encounter can be a chance meeting, a planned get-together or even a confrontation. This collection of stories, non-fiction and poems features a variety of foreign encounters: with family, friends, lovers, animals, cultures, or just with one`s own prejudices and preconceptions.” ~Writers Abroad

All proceeds from the sale of Foreign Encounters will be donated to Books Abroad. By buying a copy, you’ll be helping Books Abroad supply textbooks for schoolchildren in need. You’ll also get to read my personal essay, Life with Mệ, about moving in with my Vietnamese grandmother-in-law.

If purchasing before Oct. 26, use coupon code JEKYLL for 20% off. To buy, just click the cover photo above.

Thanks to Susan Carey for the lovely blue cover!

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About Chris Galvin

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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9 Responses to “Foreign Encounters” Anthology Now Available!

  1. This sounds wonderful! Adding it to my ‘to buy’ list 😀

  2. Just bought a copy with the discount! Can’t wait to read this anthology, Chris! Congrats!

    Kathy Nguyen

  3. Quirina says:

    This sounds wonderful, Chris. First of all congratulations on getting more of your fabulous work published and how lovely that the proceeds go towards a good cause. Good stuff. 🙂

  4. Pingback: The Next Big Thing: Breakfast under the Bodhi Tree | Chris Galvin

  5. Hi Chris! My copy finally made its way to Italy and I am reading all the stories now. I really enjoyed yours and how nicely your portrayed life with your Vietnamese grandma-in-law. It’s very moving. I’ve only been to Viet Nam once, for a month-long holiday that I really enjoyed, but it was nice to travel back vicariously through your story. Look forward to reading more!

    • chris says:

      Hi Kimberly, Glad you enjoyed the story. I really liked yours too, and I’m glad I discovered your blog through it. I haven’t yet been to Italy, but it’s high on the list of places to visit.

  6. susancarey says:

    Thanks so much for supporting and contributing to the anthology. I look forward to reading your piece in the book. Onwards and upwards!

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