An Evening with Author Michelle Zauner

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Online Program

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Adult, Teens
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Program Description

Join a conversation with author and musician Michelle Zauner. Her 2021 memoir Crying in H Mart is a moving testament to the struggles of living in the U.S. as a minority and to the sometimes-difficult relationship people can have with their mothers.

A Korean American, Zauner was one of very few students of Asian descent in her Oregon schools. From there, she moved to the East Coast, yet maintained a connection to her family where food was often a basis of this bond. The memoir evokes a sense of humor, heart, and food.

Zauner is also the frontwoman for Japanese Breakfast, an experimental-pop band which will play The Castle Theater in Bloomington on July 14. Information about that concert is available at

Registration for the June 30 presentation is required and can be completed online at


This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration of public libraries offering high-quality events. Illinois Libraries Present is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.