Cathy Park Hong Virtual Keynote

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 (All day)

Poet, writer, professor, and Iowa Writers' Workshop alumna Cathy Park Hong will present a virtual keynote lecture on April 21. During this virtual engagement, Park Hong will engage in a moderated conversation with members of the University of Iowa community focused on her book, Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning (2020). 

Cathy Park Hong’s book of creative nonfiction, Minor Feelings, was published in Spring 2020 by One World/Random House (US) and Profile Books (UK) and 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. Park Hong fearlessly and provocatively blends memoir, cultural criticism, and history to expose fresh truths about racialized consciousness in America.

A series of events exploring the Asian American identity and experience will precede the keynote.

Time and Zoom link TBA. Please check back. 

Free and open to all.

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 prisma-ruacho@uiowa.edu or (319) 467-1660.

This event is hosted by the UI Asian Pacific American Cultural Center, College of Education, College of Engineering, UI Libraries, Undergraduate Writing Center, and Magid
Center, with support from the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies.