Wednesday, April 21, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. CST,
Online Workshop

Please register online. TLC Credit: Traditional

Sponsors: Pan Asian Council, Graduate College, Obermann Center, Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing, UI Libraries, College of Education, College of Engineering, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Tippie College of Business, UI Center for Advancement 

Poet, writer, professor, and Iowa Writer’s Workshop alumna Cathy Park Hong will engage in a moderated conversation with members of the University of Iowa focused on her book, Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning (2020). This event will follow a series of reading roundtables and will be the keynote address for this year’s UI Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration. A Q&A will follow for the audience to engage with Cathy Park Hong.

Cathy Park Hong’s book of creative nonfiction, Minor Feelings, has been named one of the best books of the year by Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Time, New Statesman, BuzzFeed, Esquire, The New York Public Library, and Book Riot. Cathy Park Hong fearlessly and provocatively blends memoir, cultural criticism, and history to expose fresh truths about racialized consciousness in America. Part memoir and part cultural criticism, this collection is vulnerable, humorous, and provocative—and its relentless and riveting pursuit of vital questions around family and friendship, art and politics, identity and individuality, will change the way you think about our world.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Prisma Ruacho in advance at 319-467-1660.