An Evening with Author Michelle Zauner

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Program Type:

Online Program

Age Group:

Adult

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 bit.ly/blmjapanesebreakfast

Registration for the June 30 presentation is required and can be completed online at bit.ly/June30_MichelleZauner.

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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.