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Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month — API Author Series: Weike Wang

May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month by joining us for a discussion with author Weike Wang.  She will share her journey to becoming an author and what representation means from a literary standpoint.  Hear an excerpt from her New York Times Editors’ Choice book JOAN IS OKAY A witty, moving, piercingly insightful new novel about a marvelously complicated woman who can’t be anyone but herself.

Weike Wang is the author of CHEMISTRY (Knopf 2017) and JOAN IS OKAY (Random House 2022).  She is the recipient of the 2018 Pen Hemingway, a Whiting award and a National Book Foundation 5 under 35.  Her work has appeared in Ploughshares and The New Yorker, among other publications.  She is in the 2019 Best American Short Stories and O. Henry Prizes. She earned her MFA from Boston University and her other degrees from Harvard.  She currently lives in New York City and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University and Barnard College.

Advanced registration is required. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend. Register here.

Event Contact Information:
Tonya Richards
custaffdiversity@cumc.columbia.edu

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Date:
May 16
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm