She will speak about her book Vietnam Easy: A Novel About Mothers, Daughters and Food. Trami was born in Saigon, Vietnam. When she was eight years old she and her family left Vietnam for France. Three years later, they settled in the United States.
Trami, a long time resident of Northern California, is the founder of Chopsticks Alley which is an international foodie group promoting restaurants and hosting events for members while raising funds to support homeless kids in the Silicon Valley. She is a successful entrepreneur having started numerous businesses in Northern California and serves as the philanthropy director for the Miss Vietnam of Northern California Intercollegiate Pageant.
When asked why she wanted to author a book about the Vietnamese experience, Trami responded, “I wanted to write about all that is beautiful and unique about Vietnam from its culture to its food. I want to share stories about the people of Vietnam that have nothing to do with the Vietnam War.”
The Meet the Author programs are informal coffee hours around the fireplace where local authors discuss their works, answer questions form the audience and autograph copies of their books. The programs are free and open to the public. They are scheduled for the second Wednesday of January, February, March and April at 10:30 a.m. Refreshments and coffee will be served with The Ugly Mug providing the coffee. The library is located at 3050 Porter Street, Soquel. Limited parking is available behind the library. Enter from Soquel Drive into the Bagelry parking lot and drive through to the left.
For more information, call the library at 475-3326 during library hours: Monday-Friday 12-4 and Saturday 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., or visit the library website at: www.porterml.org