Nick Holdstock & The Tree That Bleeds
Bluestockings (172 Allen St., Manhattan)
The Tree That Bleeds: A Uighur Town on the Edge tells the story of the year Nick Holdstock spent living in Xinjiang, China. Tonight, Holdstock introduces the region and its culture, and talks about the tensions between the Uighurs (a Muslim ethnic minority in the region) and the Han (the ethnic majority in China). Through readings and photos, Holdstock takes the audience into a rich and little known community whose story deserves to be heard.