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CANCELLED: Author Talk: Mimi Lok

CANCELLED: Author Talk: Mimi Lok

This event has been cancelled.

Join us for a talk with award-winning Bay Area author Mimi Lok. She will discuss her debut novella and story collection, Last of Her Name, in conversation with local author and composer Emily Jiang. This event is free and open to the public. No registration required. 

Last of Her Name is an eye-opening novella and story collection about the intimate, interconnected lives of diasporic women and the histories they are born into. Set in a wide range of time periods and locales, including 80s UK suburbia, WWII Hong Kong and urban California, Mimi Lok's debut features an eclectic cast of outsiders: among them, an elderly housebreaker, wounded lovers, and kung-fu fighting teenage girls.

Mimi Lok is the recipient of a Smithsonian Ingenuity Award and an Ylvisaker Award for Fiction, a finalist for the 2018 Katherine Anne Porter Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the Susan Atefat Arts and Letters Prize for nonfiction. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in McSweeney’s, Electric Literature, Nimrod, Lucky Peach, Hyphen, the South China Morning Post, and elsewhere. Mimi is also the executive director and editor of Voice of Witness, a human rights/oral history nonprofit she co-founded that amplifies marginalized voices through a book series and a national education program.

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Date:
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
1st Floor Program Room
Presenter:
Mimi Lok
Contact person:
Kyle Hval
Audience:
  Adults  
Categories:
  Author Talk  

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