Donald Quist Reading Events This Month

Donald Quist is visiting the States for a few weeks. He's lined up a few reading events for his upcoming essay collection, Harbors. The first one is happening tonight. See below if you want to pre-order Harbors.

Today in Columbia, SC at 7:30 at Pizza Man

Tomorrow in Hartsville, SC at 7:00 at Burry Bookstore

July 30th at 3:00 pm in Washington, DC at Upshur Street Books with David Olimpio reading as well.


Suspended between continents and cultures, Donald Quist charts the forceful undercurrents of an American identity. Through these essays Quist explores feelings of oppression and alienation as he wrestles with a single act of violence in a Washington, D.C. suburb, racial tensions in a rural South Carolina town, and the welcome anonymity of crowded Bangkok streets. These personal narratives are rich with Quist’s experience growing up as a person of color caught between parents, socioeconomic classes, and the countries he calls home.

Cover design by Maggie Chiang
Layout and design by LK James
Editing by Tatiana Ryckman
Copyediting by Emily Roberts