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BOOKWOMEN SPEAK: The WNBA Centennial Visionaries Series: The San Francisco Chapter will honor the contributions of Maxine Hong Kingston on the 40th anniversary of her seminal work, “The Woman Warrior,” and on the 100th anniversary of the WNBA’s founding.
The Woman Warrior in All of Us:
Maxine Hong Kingston in Conversation with Vanessa Hua
January 7th, 2017, Saturday, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Women’s Building, Andre Lorde Room, 2nd Flr
3543 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Members Discounted Price: $15
Door Price: $25
Limited to the first 70 confirmed tickets.
Admission includes a glass of wine and refreshments
Books sales and signing to follow with titles by Kingston and Hua, provided by Green Apple Books.
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Maxine Hong Kingston’s memoirs and fiction have earned numerous awards, among them the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the PEN West Award for Fiction, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, and a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Kingston was also awarded the 2013 National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama.
She has contributed to the feminist movement with such works as her memoir The Woman Warrior, which discusses gender and ethnicity and how these concepts affect the lives of women. The Woman Warrior and China Men are influenced by her mother’s childhood stories of China, her experiences as a first-generation Chinese American, and the racism and denigration of women that she encountered growing up in post-World War II California. Kingston’s most recent books are To Be The Poet and The Fifth Book of Peace.
Vanessa Hua is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and author of Deceit And Other Possibilities. For nearly two decades, she has been writing about Asia and the diaspora in journalism and fiction, examining the ways immigrants bring their traditions, their histories, and their ambitions to the America. She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, the San Francisco Foundation’s James D. Phelan Award, a Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing, as well as awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Asian American Journalists Association. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, FRONTLINE/World, Washington Post, ZYZZYVA, and elsewhere. She has filed stories from China, South Korea, Panama, Burma and Ecuador. Her novels are forthcoming from Ballantine.