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"Mixed Korean" Book Reading

  • 11/02/2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Skyline Commons, Brandeis University

Please join anthology contributors to Mixed Koreans: Our Stories for a reading from their incredible stories that capture the essence of what it is to be a mixed Korean. This event is free and open to the public.

With common themes of exclusion, and recollections of not looking Korean enough, black enough, white enough, or "other" enough, this powerful collection features works by award-winning authors Alexander Chee, Michael Croley, and Heinz Insu Fenkl, alongside pieces composed by prominent writers, poets and scholars. Interwoven between the better known literary names, are the voices of newcomers with powerful memories that have never been captured before. Collectively, these stories will resonate with anyone who has ever stood on the outside of a group, longing for inclusion.

Special guest and award-winning filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem will also preview her upcoming film Relative Strangers. Her latest work follows adult children of U.S. servicemen and South Korean women, mixed race adoptees, as they seek out their birth parents in Korea and the U.S. sparking unexpected discoveries about family, race, culture, and themselves.

Boston Korean Adoptees, 325Kamra - Reuniting families through DNA, and the Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies Department at Brandeis University are cosponsoring the free public event that is made possible, in part, by a grant from Korea Adoption Services.

Here is the location of the Skyline Commons (part of Brandeis's Skyline Residence Hall): https://www.google.com/maps/place/Skyline+Residence+Hall/@42.3673356,-71.2560169,18.39z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xcff6e6cd92b9ffb7!8m2!3d42.3671271!4d-71.2560917

There is free parking on the Brandeis campus; just be sure not to park in any spots marked "reserved."

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