Thu, May 28 at 7:30pm


Phuc Tran’s life has been shaped and saved by art. A high school Latin teacher for more than 20 years, he simultaneously established himself as a highly sought-after tattooer in the Northeast. His coming-of-age memoir “Sigh, Gone” is for anyone who’s ever felt like they didn’t belong. The book is an irreverent, funny, and moving tale of displacement and assimilation woven together with poignant themes from beloved works of classic literature. He currently tattoos at and owns Tsunami Tattoo in Portland, Maine, where he lives with his family. Tran’s new book vividly illustrates the essential role art and language can play in the journey of self-discovery.

Alberta Rose Theatre

3000 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211