We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies: Book Launch Event with Tsering Yangzom Lama

The recording of the livestream is available here: https://youtu.be/_Ghq6BOlYT4

This event will be both an in-person event with refreshments provided, and a livestream of the in-person event.  The in-person event will be following the University of British Columbia and provincial health guidelines at the time. Please specify whether you will be attending the in-person event or watching the livestream by registering under the appropriate ticket on Eventbrite here: https://bit.ly/3xcr6Lp

To celebrate the publication of author Tsering Yangzom Lama’s debut novel We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies (out May 17, 2022), the UBC Himalaya Program will be hosting a book event. Tsering Yangzom Lama will be reading an excerpt from her book, followed by a Q&A moderated by Professor Tsering Shakya (Associate Professor in the Department of Asian Studies and School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, and Steering Committee member of the UBC Himalaya Program) and discussed with Professor Billy-Ray Belcourt (Assistant Professor in Creative Writing).

Copies will be available for purchase from the UBC bookstore. The book can also be pre-ordered here.

This event is co-sponsored by the Tibetan Cultural Society of British Columbia.


Tsering Yangzom Lama is a Tibetan writer. She was born and raised in Nepal, and has since lived in Canada and the United States. Tsering earned her MFA in writing from Columbia University and a BA in Creative Writing and International Relations from the University of British Columbia. Her writing has appeared in multiple publications and anthologies, and is the co-founder of LhakarDiaries, a leading English-language blog among Tibetan youth in exile.

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